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Meaning of "midden" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MIDDEN

From Scandinavian; compare Danish mödding from mögmuck + dynge pile.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MIDDEN

midden  [ˈmɪdən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MIDDEN

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adjective
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adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Midden is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MIDDEN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

midden

Midden

A midden is an old dump for domestic waste which may consist of animal bone, human excrement, botanical material, vermin, shells, sherds, lithics, and other artifacts and ecofacts associated with past human occupation. The word is of Scandinavian via Middle English derivation, but is used by archaeologists worldwide to describe any kind of feature containing waste products relating to day-to-day human life. They may be convenient, single-use pits created by nomadic groups or long-term, designated dumps used by sedentary communities that accumulate over several generations. In Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries middens are referred to as Conchales: The term conchal derives from the Spanish word for mollusc shell, concha. These features, therefore, provide a useful resource for archaeologists who wish to study the diet and habits of past societies. Middens with damp, anaerobic conditions can even preserve organic remains in deposits as the debris of daily life are tossed on the pile. Each individual toss will contribute a different mix of materials depending upon the activity associated with that particular toss.

Definition of midden in the English dictionary

The first definition of midden in the dictionary is (archaic (or dialect) a dunghill or pile of refuse. Other definition of midden is a dustbin. Midden is also an earth closet.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MIDDEN


Aden
ˈeɪdən
Aidan
ˈeɪdən
Croydon
ˈkrɔɪdən
Dryden
ˈdraɪdən
forbidden
fəˈbɪdən
guidon
ˈɡaɪdən
Haden
ˈheɪdən
handmaiden
ˈhændˌmeɪdən
Haydn
ˈhaɪdən
hidden
ˈhɪdən
laden
ˈleɪdən
Leiden
ˈlaɪdən
Leyden
ˈlaɪdən
maiden
ˈmeɪdən
menhaden
mɛnˈheɪdən
Mohammedan
məʊˈhæmɪdən
Poseidon
pɒˈsaɪdən
ridden
ˈrɪdən
Sheridan
ˈʃɛrɪdən
widen
ˈwaɪdən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MIDDEN

midday
Middelburg
middelmannetjie
middelskot
middenstead
middest
middie
middies
middle
middle age
Middle Ages
Middle America
Middle American
Middle Atlantic States
middle C
middle class
middle common room
Middle Congo
middle course
middle distance

WORDS THAT END LIKE MIDDEN

angst-ridden
bedridden
bestridden
bidden
bug-ridden
debt-ridden
flea-ridden
hag-ridden
outridden
overbidden
overridden
plague-ridden
priest-ridden
stridden
strife-ridden
sudden
swidden
unforbidden
unhidden
unridden
well-hidden

Synonyms and antonyms of midden in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «midden» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MIDDEN

Find out the translation of midden to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of midden from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «midden» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

贝冢
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

midden
570 millions of speakers

English

midden
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

घर की दासी
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

ركام
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

навозная куча
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

estrumeira
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পুরীষস্তূপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fumier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Midden
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Müll
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

貝塚
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

midden
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Midden
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

phân để bón ruộng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குப்பை மேடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निवांत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gübrelik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

letamaio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

midden
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гнойова купа
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Midden
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

midden
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Midde
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

midden
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Midden
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of midden

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MIDDEN»

The term «midden» is very widely used and occupies the 20.023 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MIDDEN» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MIDDEN»

Discover the use of midden in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to midden and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Deciphering a Shell Midden
This book presents the latest research on shell middens: sites that contain shell and are located near coastal and fluvial settings around the world.
Julie K. Stein, 1992
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The Midden
It is only when the Chief tries to frame his old adversary, the upright Miss Midden, that things begin to go seriously wrong as his underhand ploy opens up the way to spectacular mayhem. 'A major craftsman in the art of farce.
Tom Sharpe, 2011
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Vashon Island Archaeology: A View from Burton Acres Shell Midden
This book continues that discovery process, presenting and explaining the data gleaned from the site and offering interpretations based on the various objects found that speak to people's lives at this place.
Julie K. Stein, Laura S. Phillips, 2002
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The F.L. Brinkley Midden (22Ts729) archaeological ...
Excavations at the F. L. Brinkley Midden (22Ts729), in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, were conducted by the Office of Archaeological Research, University of Alabama.
Jeffrey L. Otinger, Charles M. Hoffman, Robert H. Lafferty, 1982
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Santo Domingo Kitchen-midden and Burial Mound
Theodoor Hendrik Nikolaas de Booy. sufficiently symmetrical to suggest their use in games. A cache of seven square pestle stones was also found. Furthermore, a considerable number of broken stalactites was unearthed from the midden, ...
Theodoor Hendrik Nikolaas de Booy, 1919
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Toxin
Can the United States withstand an assault from within?
Paul Midden, 2009
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The Muckomachy; Or, the Midden-fecht ... A Poem, in Three ...
OR THE MIDDEN-FECHT, (POLEMO-MIDDINIA.) O A POEM, jNTHREECANTO$ BY WILLIAM DRUMMOND, ESQ. W 01" HAWTHORN DEN . a \VITII ENLARGEMENTS BY TPÌE MODERNS. Io vo' cantare una guerra crudele, Che lessi un ...
William Drummond, 1846
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The English Dialect Dictionary: Being the Complete ...
(n) Sh.I. Sha clappid her apon a muckle stane i' da midden daek, S/t. News (Aug. 6, 1898). Lth. Ye'll find him sittin' on Robbie Blair's midden-dyke, SWAN Carioterie (1895) x. (ia) I. Ma. Carrying in one hand a bucket-full of potatoes and a ...
Joseph Wright, 1903
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Aberdeen: An In-depth View of the City's Past : Excavations ...
Context midden. 106 Cooking pot rim. Fabric 37. Context midden. 107 Cooking pot rim. Fabric 37. Sooted exterior. Context midden. 108 Cooking pot rim. Fabric 37. Heavily sooted exterior. Context midden. 109 Rim of hump-shouldered jug.
Alison Cameron, J. A. Stones, 2001
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Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand
LOCALITY SITE TYPE AGE Patarau Heaphy River Honeycomb Hill Cave Aniseed Valley Takaka Cave1 Cave1 Cave2 Cave Cave1 Wairau Bar Dune/ Midden Grassmere Spit Metro Cave Dune/Midden Cave Punakaiki Cave Sumner Cave ...

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MIDDEN»

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Go figure: July 21, 2015
... MARY ANN MIDDEN and AMY FELTY (Human Relations Commission); KAREN FOSTER and BRIAN AMES (Neighborhood Services board); ... «Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette, Jul 15»
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Crews work to stabilize Rio Arriba County pueblito
In addition to the pueblito, the site also includes a rock art panel and a midden. The Archaeological Conservancy acquired the Garcia Canyon ... «Santa Fe New Mexican, Jul 15»
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Crews work to stabilize Garcia Canyon Pueblito
In addition to the pueblito, the site also includes a rock art panel and a midden. The Archaeological Conservancy acquired the Garcia Canyon ... «Albuquerque Journal, Jul 15»
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Updated on Jul 20, 2015, 12:11 pm AST
The dig unearthed a midden with shells and the bones of fish and mammals, including the collared peccary (pig) nine-banded armadillo, paca ... «Trinidad & Tobago Express, Jul 15»
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Joe Gould's Teeth
“The Oral History is a great hodgepodge and kitchen midden of hearsay,” Joseph Mitchell reported in his first piece about Gould, published in ... «The New Yorker, Jul 15»
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Research advancing on demise of the Maori dog
... will work with Dr Ian Barber of Otago University to undertake similar isotope analysis on kuri bones recovered from two midden sites in Otago. «NZResources.com, Jul 15»
7
Ground broken for new Oak Harbor sewer plant
So far, the archaeologists on site haven't found anything significant beyond some shell midden, he said. JESSIE STENSLAND, Whidbey ... «Whidbey News-Times, Jul 15»
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c̓əsnaʔəm: the Musqueam city that existed long before Vancouver
The site was given various names such as Great Fraser Midden and the Marpole Midden – the name it had when it became a National Historic ... «Vancouver Sun, Jul 15»
9
Immerse yourself in dinosaur/Orange County history on Sunday
A junior scientist camp will turn children into examiners through archaelogy and paleontology sandbox digs, fossil making, midden sorting and ... «Daily Pilot, Jul 15»
10
Cromlech Tumulus 2015: Week Five
... abandoned early modern agricultural landscape and settlements, a large shell Midden site and several really impressive promontory forts. «Archaeological Institute of America Latest News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Midden [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/midden>. Oct 2020 ».
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