Definitions of middling

  1. any commodity of intermediate quality or size (especially when coarse particles of ground wheat are mixed with bran) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. of no exceptional quality or ability; "a novel of average merit"; "only a fair performance of the sonata"; "in fair health"; "the caliber of the students has gone from mediocre to above average"; "the performance was middling at best" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Of middle rank, state, size, or quality; about equally distant from the extremes; medium; moderate; mediocre; ordinary. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Of middle rate, state, size, or quality: about equally distant from the extremes: moderate. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Of moderate size, quality, degree. &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Of middle rank, size, or quality; about equally distant from the extremes; moderate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Of middle rank or degree; neither high nor low; of middle average quality; of moderate capacity; mediocre. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for middling

  1. Sufficient, a middling sized one for 2 persons. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  2. But he found it so hard and uncomfortable that it made his bones ache, and he jumped down at once and got into the middling chair, and he turned round and round in it, but he couldn't make himself comfortable. – More English Fairy Tales by Various