- var. of AMID.
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Amidst — A*midst , Amid A*mid , prep. [OE. amidde, amiddes, on midden, AS. on middan, in the middle, fr. midde the middle. The s is an adverbial ending, originally marking the genitive; the t is a later addition, as in whilst, amongst, alongst. See… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
amidst — (prep.) a variant of AMID (Cf. amid) (q.v.) with adverbial genitive s and parasitic t. Amidde became amyddes (13c.) and acquired a t by 1560s, probably by association with superlatives in st. There is a tendency to use amidst more distributively… … Etymology dictionary
amidst — index among Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
amidst — [ə midst′] prep. [ AMID + ME adv. gen. s + unhistoric t] AMID … English World dictionary
amidst — amid, amidst Amid, recorded as a preposition and adverb before the Norman Conquest, developed two by forms, amides (cf. always) and amidst (cf. against, amongst). Amides has dropped out of use, and amid and amidst have survived only as… … Modern English usage
amidst — preposition /ʌˈmɪdst,ʌˈmɪtst/ In the midst or middle of; surrounded or encompassed by; among. Be a philosopher ; but amidst all your philosophy, be still a man. Syn: amid, among, amongst … Wiktionary
amidst — amid, amidst (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) prep. among, midst, mid. See mixture … English dictionary for students
amidst — a|midst [əˈmıdst] prep literary [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: amid] amid ▪ a light that shines amidst the darkness … Dictionary of contemporary English
amidst — [[t]əmɪ̱dst[/t]] PREP Amidst means the same as amid. [LITERARY] Syn: amid … English dictionary
amidst — amid [əˈmɪd] or amidst [əˈmɪdst] preposition 1) while something is happening or changing Banks and shops closed yesterday amid growing fears of violence.[/ex] 2) surrounded by things or people … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
amidst — amid / amidst [prep] in middle of; among amongst, between, during, in the midst of, in the thick of, mid, over, surrounded by, throughout; concepts 586,820 Ant. away from, outside, separate … New thesaurus