[mid-ling] /ˈmɪd lɪŋ/
medium, moderate, oraverage in size, quantity, or quality:
The returns on such a large investment may be only middling.
mediocre; ordinary; commonplace; pedestrian:
The restaurant’s entrées are no better than middling.
Older Use. in fairly good health.
middlings, any of various products or commodities of intermediate quality, grade, size, etc., as the coarser particles of ground wheat mingled with bran.
Often, middlings. Also called middling meat. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. salt pork or smoked side meat.
the poorer or coarser part of flour or other products
commodities of intermediate grade, quality, size, or price
(mainly US) the part of a pig between the ham and shoulder
mediocre in quality, size, etc; neither good nor bad, esp in health (often in the phrase fair to middling)
(informal) moderately: middling well
1540s, from Scottish mydlyn (mid-15c.), from middle + suffix -ing. Used to designate the second of three grades of goods. As an adverb by 1719.
see: fair to middling
noun 1. any of various loose blouses with a sailor collar, often extending below the waistline to terminate in a broad band or fold, as worn by sailors, women, or children. noun 1. a blouse with a sailor collar, worn by women and children, esp formerly
[mid-eest] /ˈmɪdˈist/ noun 1. . /ˌmɪdˈiːst/ noun 1. (mainly US) another name for Middle East
[mid-en-juh n] /ˈmɪdˌɛn dʒən/ adjective, Automotive. 1. of or relating to a configuration in which the is located behind the driver and between the front and rear wheels: midengine sports car; midengine design.
[mid-feeld, -feeld] /ˈmɪdˌfild, -ˈfild/ noun 1. the middle area of a sports , especially the area midway between the two goals. /ˌmɪdˈfiːld/ noun 1. (soccer)