Meaning of “middle” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ˈmɪdl/
Extra Examples
He stood motionless in the middle of the road.The pie was cooked on the outside but cold in the middle.He took off in the middle of the night.Our mattress sags in the middle.The phone rang in the middle of the night.
the middle

B1 the central part, position, or point in time:

We used to live just outside Boston but now we live right (= exactly) in the middle.
The letter should arrive by the middle of next week.
be in the middle of doing sth

B1 to be busy:

I can't talk now - I'm in the middle of cooking a meal.
your middle informal

your waist, or your waist and stomach:

He wrapped the towel round his middle.

(Definition of “middle noun” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)