Webster 1913 Edition
Being between the two extremes; middle; interposed; intervening; intermediate.
Acting by means, or by an intervening cause or instrument; not direct or immediate; acting or suffering through an intervening agent or condition.
Gained or effected by a medium or condition.
An act of
mediateknowledge is complex.
Sir W. Hamilton.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
mediatus, p. p. of
mediareto mediate. See
To be in the middle, or between two; to intervene.
To interpose between parties, as the equal friend of each, esp. for the purpose of effecting a reconciliation or agreement;
To effect by mediation or interposition; to bring about as a mediator, instrument, or means;
To divide into two equal parts.
Webster 1828 Edition
Anxious we hover in a mediate state.
1.Interposed; intervening; being between two objects.
Soon the mediate clouds shall be dispelled.
2.Acting by means, or by an intervening cause or instrument. Thus we speak of mediate and immediate cause of its motion; the oar with which a man rows a boat is the immediate cause of its motion; but the rower is the mediate cause, acting by means of the oar.
1.To be between two. [Little used.]
1.To limit by something in the middle. [Not used.]