midmost


midmost
In the exact middle, or nearest to the exact middle; middlemost

A wide half-circle of foam and glinting lights and shining shoulders of green water, the great weir closed the backwater from bank to bank, troubled all the quiet surface with twirling eddies and floating foam-streaks, and deadened all other sounds with its solemn and soothing rumble. In midmost of the stream, embraced in the weirs shimmering arm-spread, a small island lay anchored, fringed close with willow and silver birch and alder.


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  • Midmost — Mid most , a. [OE. middemiste. Cf. {Foremost}.] Middle; middlemost. [1913 Webster] Ere night s midmost, stillest hour was past. Byron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • midmost — index central (situated near center), intermediate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • midmost — (adj.) O.E. midmest; see MID (Cf. mid) + MOST (Cf. most) …   Etymology dictionary

  • midmost — [mid′mōst΄] adj. [ME mydmest (with most for mest from 17th c. onward) < OE midmest < * middjumo, in the middle (< IE * medhiemo , superl. of * medhjo ,MID1) + superl. suffix est, EST] 1. exactly in the middle, or nearest the middle;… …   English World dictionary

  • Midmost — Mid Mid (m[i^]d), a. [Compar. wanting; superl. {Midmost}.] [AS. midd; akin to OS. middi, D. mid (in comp.), OHG. mitti, Icel. mi[eth]r, Goth. midjis, L. medius, Gr. me sos, Skr. madhya. [root]271. Cf. {Amid}, {Middle}, {Midst}, {Mean}, {Mediate} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • midmost — adjective Date: before 12th century 1. being in or near the exact middle 2. most intimate ; innermost • midmost adverb or noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • midmost — /mid mohst /, adj. 1. being in the very middle; middlemost; middle. 2. being or occurring at or near the middle part or point of. 3. most intimate or private; innermost. adv. 4. in the midmost part; in the midst. [bef. 1000; MID + MOST; r. ME, OE …   Universalium

  • midmost — mid•most [[t]ˈmɪdˌmoʊst[/t]] adj. 1) being in or near the very middle; middlemost; middle 2) most intimate or private; innermost 3) in the midmost part; in the middle • Etymology: 1655–65; ME, OE mid mest …   From formal English to slang

  • midmost — /ˈmɪdmoʊst/ (say midmohst) adjective 1. being in the very middle; middlemost; middle. 2. at or near its middle point. –adverb 3. in the midmost part; in the midst …   Australian English dictionary

  • midmost — Synonyms and related words: amidships, average, axial, center, centermost, central, centralized, centric, centroidal, centrosymmetric, concentrated, core, diameter, diaphragm, equator, equatorial, equidistant, geocentric, halfway, heart, interior …   Moby Thesaurus


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