the period of human life between youth and old age, sometimes considered as the years between 45 and 65 or thereabout.
the time in European history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance (from about 500 a.d. to about 1350): sometimes restricted to the later part of this period (after 1100) and sometimes extended to 1450 or 1500.
the period of life between youth and old age, usually (in man) considered to occur approximately between the ages of 40 and 60
noun (European history)
(broadly) the period from the end of classical antiquity (or the deposition of the last W Roman emperor in 476 ad) to the Italian Renaissance (or the fall of Constantinople in 1453)
(narrowly) the period from about 1000 ad to the 15th century Compare Dark Ages
“period between ancient and modern times” (formerly roughly 500-1500 C.E., now more usually 1000-1500), attested from 1610s, translating Latin medium aevum (cf. German mittelalter, French moyen âge).
“period between youth and old age,” late 14c.; middle-aged (adj.) first recorded c.1600.
middle age mid·dle age (mĭd’l)
The time of human life between youth and old age, usually reckoned as the years between 40 and 60. Also called midlife.
The period of European history between ancient and modern times. The Middle Ages began with the Fall of Rome in the fifth century and ended with the Renaissance. The Middle Ages are associated with many beliefs and practices that now seem out of date, such as chivalry, feudalism, the Inquisition, the belief that the sun revolves around the Earth, and a host of popular superstitions. The early Middle Ages are even sometimes called the Dark Ages. The Middle Ages, however, especially in later years, also saw many notable human achievements. Among these were the building of modern nations, such as England and France; increasingly sophisticated and expanded trade; a great advancement of technique in philosophy and theology; some remarkable works of literature (see The Canterbury Tales, The Divine Comedy); and the building of magnificent churches (see Chartres and Notre Dame de Paris).
- Middle-age spread
[mid-l-eyj] /ˈmɪd lˌeɪdʒ/ noun 1. an increase in bulk, especially in the waist and buttocks, associated with the onset of middle age and the body’s decreasing ability to metabolize calories efficiently. noun 1. the fat that appears round many people’s waist during middle age noun body fat that can accumulate in the abdominal, hip, and […]
noun 1. average middle-class Americans as a group, as distinguished from the rich or poor or the politically extreme. 2. the Midwest. 3. continental North America S of the U.S., comprising Mexico, Central America, and usually the West Indies. 1,060,118 sq. mi. (2,745,705 sq. km). noun 1. the territories between the US and South America: […]
- Middle artery of knee
middle artery of knee n. An artery with its origin in the popliteal artery and with distribution to the synovial membrane and cruciate ligaments of the knee joint.
plural noun 1. New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. plural noun 1. the states of New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey