the central part, point, or position
in or nearly in the centre; at the same distance from two or more points, or from the beginning and end of sth
"it is in the center of town"
"they ran forward into the heart of the struggle"
"they were in the eye of the storm"
"A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"
"young American women believe that a bare midriff is fashionable"
"the middle of the war"
"rain during the middle of April"
"adolescence is an awkward in-between age"
"in a mediate position"
"the middle point on a line"
"Middle English is the English language from about 1100 to 1500"
"in the middle years"
"in his middle thirties"
He was at that middle time of life which is happily tempered with the warmth of youth.
In the same way you will get the middle line of the mouth.
出自： W. M. Craig
The middle portion of the glacier.
出自： J. Tyndall
My middle sister, Emily.
One end is blue, one end is red, and the colours merge in the middle.
一端为蓝色,一端为红色,这两种颜色在中间混成一色。 in the middle of sth
He positioned the lamp in the middle of the table.
Everyone's eyes fastened on the little girl in the middle of the stage.
Mother was embarrassed when the children started laughing in the middle of the service.
I cut him short in the middle of his explanation.
I was cut off in the middle of the telephone call.
We shall catch them in the middle of their supper.
He broke off in the middle of a sentence.
He stopped short in the middle of his story.
Who's that pounding at the door in the middle of the night?
The businessman was struck down with a heart attack in the middle of the meeting.
How did he sneak off in the middle of the meeting without being noticed?
他是怎么在会议中途偷偷溜走而未被人发现的? in the middle of v-ing
He is in the middle of washing up.
误 Peter came back in the centre of the day.
正 Peter came back in the middle of the day.
析 middle和 centre都有“中间”“中央”的含义,但 middle表示的范围较大,是大致中心位置或中心区域, centre 表示正中心。
误 The city is the commercial middle of the whole country.
正 The city is the commercial centre of the whole country.
析 centre 可以用于引申含义的“中心”, middle则不可以。
误 In the middle of his tests, the scientist burst on the truth.
正 At the middle of his tests, the scientist burst on the truth.
误 When he regained consciousness, he found himself at the middle of the forest.
正 When he regained consciousness, he found himself in the middle of the forest.
析 in the middle of一般接表示“地点”的名词; 而at the middle of后才接表示“时间”的名词(in the middle of the day〔night〕例外)。
误 Zibo is a middle city in Shandong Province.
正 Zibo is a medium-sized city in Shandong Province.
析 middle 是处在两者的“中间的”意思,如middle school, middle of the month〔year〕等。medium 指按某一标准来说,属于不大不小、中等,可指形状、质量、数量、规模、价值等。“中等城市”应译作medium-sized city。
误 The history of the town dates back to the Middle Age.
正 The history of the town dates back to the Middle Ages.
析 middle age(单数,首字母不大写)指“(人的)中年期”。表示“(欧洲历史上的) 中世纪”应该用the Middle Ages(复数,首字母大写)。