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Adjective middle has 4 senses
- in-between, mediate, middle - being neither at the beginning nor at the end in a series; "adolescence is an awkward in-between age"; "in a mediate position"; "the middle point on a line"
Antonym: first (indirect, via last, intermediate)
Antonym: last (indirect, via intermediate, first)
- center, halfway, middle, midway - equally distant from the extremes
Antonym: peripheral (indirect, via central)
- middle - of a stage in the development of a language or literature between earlier and later stages; "Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500"; "Middle Gaelic"
Antonyms: late, Modern, New, early, Old
- middle - between an earlier and a later period of time; "in the middle years"; "in his middle thirties"
Antonyms: late, advanced, ripe, after-hours, latish, posthumous, early, aboriginal, primal, primeval, primaeval, primordial, advance, beforehand, archean, archaean, archeozoic, archaeozoic, azoic, earlier, earliest, earlyish, matutinal, untimely, previous, premature, proterozoic, proto, wee
Noun middle has 4 senses
- center, centre, middle, heart, eye - an area that is approximately central within some larger region; "it is in the center of town"; "they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"; "they were in the eye of the storm"
--1 is a kind of area, country
--1 has particulars:
- middle - an intermediate part or section; "A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle
--2 is a kind of part, section, division
Antonyms: end, beginning
- middle, midriff, midsection - the middle area of the human torso (usually in front); "young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"
--3 is a kind of area, region
--3 is a part of torso, trunk, body
- middle - time between the beginning and the end of a temporal period; "the middle of the war"; "rain during the middle of April"
--4 is a kind of point, point in time
Antonyms: end, ending, beginning, commencement, first, outset, get-go, start, kickoff, starting time, showtime, offset
--4 has particulars: deep