Amidship (adverb)

In or toward the middle of a ship; halfway between the bow and stern.


Originated in the mid-18th century, from 'amidships'.


  1. The captain stood amidship, surveying the horizon with his telescope.
  2. The cargo was stored amidship to balance the weight of the ship.
  3. The sailors gathered amidship to hear the captain's orders.
  4. The storm hit the ship amidship, causing it to list dangerously.
  5. The passengers huddled together amidship during the rough seas.
Some random words: veneration, stepped-up, circumnavigate