Meaning of middle path in English:

middle path

Pronunciation /ˌmɪdl ˈpɑːθ/ /ˌmɪdl ˈpaθ/


  • 1A course or state between two extremes; = "middle way".

  • 2Buddhism
    In form Middle Path. A spiritual course towards enlightenment which avoids extremes of self-indulgence and self-denial. Compare the Eightfold Path.


Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). From middle + path.