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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
middle adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (halfway)centro, mezzo nm
  metà nf
  medio agg
  centrale agg
 He stopped to rest at the middle point of his journey.
  Ha messo la pizza al centro del tavolo.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
 Si è fermato per riposare a metà del viaggio.
  La situazione in Medio Oriente è ancora preoccupante.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
  Nella colonna centrale di questa tabella devi scrivere la data.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
middle
in the middle of
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(in the process of)stare vi
 I can't talk to you now. I'm in the middle of fixing dinner.
 Non posso parlarti adesso. Sto facendo da mangiare.
 
Additional Translations
middle adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (intermediate)intermedio, centrale agg
  di mezzo avv
 This project has five phases. We are currently working on one of the middle phases.
 Questo progetto ha cinque fasi. Attualmente stiamo lavorando a una delle fasi intermedie.
middle adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (period of a language)  (termine inglese)middle agg
 Many people don't realise that Chaucer is written in Middle English.
 Molti non capiscono che Chaucer è scritto in middle english.
middle nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (centre)centro nm
 There is a dot in the middle of the circle.
 C'è un punto nel centro del cerchio.
middle nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (halfway point)centro nm
  mezzo nm
 Put the coffee pot in the middle of them, so they can both reach it.
 Metti la caffettiera al centro, così possono prenderla tutti e due.
 Metti la caffettiera in mezzo, così possono prenderla tutti e due.
middle nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (waist)vita nf
  cintola nf
 His middle kept expanding, so he had to buy new, bigger clothes.
 La vita continuava ad aumentargli, così ha dovuto comprare nuovi vestiti più grandi.
middle nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (in a syllogism)proposizione centrale nf + agg
 In a syllogism, the middle is excluded from the conclusion.
 In un sillogismo la proposizione centrale è esclusa dalla conclusione.
middle vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (place in the middle)mettere al centro, mettere in mezzo vtr
 Just middle the cake so that everyone can reach it.
 Metti la torta in mezzo, così tutti arrivano a prenderla.
middle vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (soccer: cross)passare al centro, mettere al centro vtr
 The striker middled towards his teammate.
 L'attaccante ha passato al centro al suo compagno.
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
in the middle advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (in the centre)al centro avv
 The area in the middle of the dartboard is called the bull's eye.
in the middle advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (inside)in mezzo avv
 There is custard in the middle of the pastry.
 In the middle of that crowd of people is my son.
 In mezzo a quella folla c'è anche mio figlio.
in the middle of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (amid, among)nel mezzo di
  fra, tra prep
in the middle of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (at the centre of)al centro di
in the middle of preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (partway through: doing [sth])a metà strada di
in the middle of nowhere in mezzo al nulla, in un posto sperduto
in the middle of the road in mezzo alla strada
lower middle class ceto medio-basso
middle age nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mature years: 40s and 50s)mezza età nf
middle aged
middle-aged
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(mature adulthood)di mezza età avv
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
 The keenest internet shoppers are middle-aged men and women.
 I maggiori acquirenti su internet sono uomini e donne di mezza età.
Middle Ages nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." (medieval period)medioevo nm
 Most European societies were feudal during the Middle Ages.
 Il feudalesimo è una forma di governo tipica del medioevo.
middle C nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (music: central note)do centrale nm
 The music teacher played middle C so the choir could begin on key.
 La maestra suonò il do centrale sul pianoforte, affinché i coristi potessero iniziare a cantare intonati.
middle child nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. ([sb] with older and younger siblings)figlio di mezzo nm
middle class
middle-class
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(educated and well off)borghese, benestante agg
Nota: In U.S. usage, this is economic only, without reference to education.
 She comes from a very nice middle class family.
 Era una brava ragazza e proveniva da una famiglia borghese.
  del ceto medio agg
 Era una brava ragazza e proveniva da una famiglia del ceto medio.
middle class
middle-class
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(educated, well-off people)borghesia, piccola borghesia nf
 Their son is very rebellious and rejects the values of the middle class.
 Loro figlio era un ribelle e refrattario ai valori della borghesia a cui appartenevano.
middle class
middle-class
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(class between working and upper classes)ceto medio nm
 With hard work, their family rose up from the working class to the more comfortable middle class.
 Grazie ad anni di duro lavoro, la loro famiglia ha finalmente raggiunto il ceto medio.
middle course medio corso
middle distance mezzofondo
middle ear orecchio medio
middle earth terra di mezzo
Middle East nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (eastern Mediterranean region)Medio Oriente nm
 Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East.
Middle Eastern adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (of or from eastern Mediterranean region)mediorientale agg
 Middle Eastern cuisine is one of the healthiest on earth.
 La cucina mediorientale è una delle più sane del mondo.
middle eight otto battute e mezzo
Middle English inglese medievale
middle finger nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (longest finger)dito medio nm
Middle French francese medievale
middle game mediogioco
middle ground nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (compromise)compromesso nm
 He wants a city break whereas I want a beach holiday so we will have to find some middle ground.
  via di mezzo nf
 Lui vuole andare in montagna, lei al mare: dobbiamo trovare una via di mezzo.
middle initial nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (first letter of middle name)iniziale del secondo nome nf
 My brother and I have the same initials, except for our middle initials. His initials are MJK and mine are MSK. .
middle man intermediario
middle man mediatore, intermediario
middle name nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (second or additional given name)secondo nome nm
 I never use my middle name.
 His first name was Michael, but everyone called him by his middle name, John.
  Io non uso mai il mio secondo nome.Questa frase non è una traduzione della frase inglese.
middle of the road
middle-of-the-road
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
literal (centre of a street)centro della strada nm
Nota: hyphen used when term is an adj before a noun
 The child froze in the middle of the street as the car sped towards him.
middle of the road
middle-of-the-road
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
figurative (average, mediocre)mediocrità, via di mezzo nf
  mediocre agg
 The band abandoned their experimental tendencies for a middle-of-the-road sound in an effort to sell more records.
middle of the road
middle-of-the-road
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(politics: not extreme)centrista agg
 His politics then were very middle-of-the-road; they became radical later.
middle passage passaggio intermedio
middle path il giusto mezzo
middle point punto medio
middle position posizione intermedia
middle school nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (junior high school)ginnasio nm
middle term termine medio
middle way via di mezzo
middle-aged di mezza età
middle-class classe media
middle-distance mezzofondo
middle-earth della terra di mezzo
Middle-East
Middle-Eastern
adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
(relating to the Middle East)Medio Oriente nm
middle-man intermediario nms
middle-road via di mezzo
middle-sized di taglia media
piggy in the middle nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (children's ball game)scemo in mezzo
  gioco del torello
smack in the middle advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (right in the centre)dritto nel centro
the middle of nowhere nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (remote place)in mezzo al niente, in mezzo al nulla
  posto sperduto nm
upper middle class nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (wealthy, highly-educated people)classe medio-alta nf
 Paying college tuitions nowadays can be difficult even for families in the upper middle class.
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