What does media mean?

Definitions for media
ˈmi di ə; -diˌime·dia

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GCIDE

  1. media(n. sing. & pl.)

    The public institutions that report the news, such as newspapers, magazines, radio, and television, collectively; the news media; as, the media were obsessed with Monica Lewinsky for months.

  2. media(n. sing. & pl.)

    The latinic plural form of medium, sometimes used as a singular noun with the same meaning as medium; as, (Computers) place your installation media into the device which will read it; (Microbiology) the tuberculosis bacterium will only grow in a special media.

Wiktionary

  1. media(Noun)

    The middle layer of the wall of a blood vessel or lymph vessel which is composed of connective and muscular tissue.

  2. media(Noun)

    A voiced stop consonant.

  3. media(Noun)

    Means and institutions for publishing and broadcasting information.

    As a result of the rise of, first, television news and entertainment media and, second, web-based media, traditional print-based media have declined in popularity.

  4. media

    The journalists and other professionals who comprise the mass communication industry.

    Some celebrities dislike press conferences, where the media bombard them with questions.

  5. Media(ProperNoun)

    a historical region in northwestern Iran, originally inhabited by the Medes

  6. Media(ProperNoun)

    territories corresponding to the empire ruled by dynasts from Media

Webster Dictionary

  1. Media(noun)

    pl. of Medium

    Etymology: [NL., fr. L. medius middle.]

  2. Media(noun)

    one of the sonant mutes /, /, / (b, d, g), in Greek, or of their equivalents in other languages, so named as intermediate between the tenues, /, /, / (p, t, k), and the aspiratae (aspirates) /, /, / (ph or f, th, ch). Also called middle mute, or medial, and sometimes soft mute

    Etymology: [NL., fr. L. medius middle.]

  3. Media

    of Medium

    Etymology: [NL., fr. L. medius middle.]

Freebase

  1. Media

    Media are the storage and transmission channels or tools used to store and deliver information or data. It is often referred to as synonymous with mass media or news media, but may refer to a single medium used to communicate any data for any purpose.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Media

    See Medium.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Media

    a country on the SW. of the Caspian Sea, originally a province of the Assyrian empire, from which it revolted; was after 150 years of independence annexed to Persia by Cyrus, of which it had formed the NW. portion.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. media

    In ancient times, the name of the northwestern part of Iran, which was bounded by the Caspian Sea on the north, Persia on the south, Parthia on the east, and Assyria on the west. The Medians were in language, religion, and manners very nearly allied to the Persians. After they had shaken off the yoke of the Assyrians, their tribes united about 708 B.C., chose Dejoces for their chief, and made Ecbatana their capital. His son Phraortes, or Arphaxad, subdued the Persians. Cyaxares, the son of Phraortes, in alliance with Nabopolassar, king of Babylon, overthrew the Assyrian empire about 604 B.C., spread the terror of his arms as far as Egypt and the farthest bounds of Asia Minor, and vanquished the brigand hordes of Scythia, who had carried their ravages as far as Syria. He was succeeded by his son Astyage, who was deposed (560 B.C.) by his own grandson Cyrus, king of Persia; and from this time the two nations are spoken of as one people. After the death of Alexander the Great (324 B.C.), the northwest portion of Media became a separate kingdom, and existed till the time of Augustus; the other portion, under the name of Great Media, forming a part of the Syrian monarchy. Media was on several occasions separated from Persia. In 152 B.C., Mithridates I. took Great Media from the Syrians, and annexed it to the Parthian empire, and about 36 B.C., it had a king of its own, named Artavasdes, against whom Mark Antony made war. Under the Sassanian dynasty, the whole of Media was united to Persia. It became, during the 14th and 15th centuries, the stronghold of the Turkoman tribes. In early times the Medes were a warlike race, and were distinguished for their skill with the bow. They were also celebrated for their horsemanship, and it was from them that the Persians adopted this and other favorite exercises and acquirements. In subsequent times, they appear to have become effeminated by luxury.

Editors Contribution

  1. media

    A form of communications technology, structure and systems that empowers people to connect, communicate and express their truth.

    Social media enables instant communication and is a form of media that people are allowed to have in private.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 3, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'media' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1266

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'media' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2228

Anagrams for media »

  1. amide

  2. maide

  3. aimed

How to pronounce media?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say media in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of media in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of media in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of media in a Sentence

  1. Sasha Issenberg:

    There are plausible even if unlikely scenarios for Rubio, Cruz and [John] Kasich to beat him, i don't think it's the media's job to crown someone before we exhaust plausible scenarios in which he doesn't ascend to the throne.

  2. Mark Feinberg:

    Not all information on the internet or social media is accurate, ensuring accurate communication to the public is critically important.

  3. John Kirby:

    He further requested that U.S. aircraft avoid Syrian airspace during these missions. We've seen media reporting that has suggested Russian missions have begun.

  4. Jack Graham:

    We are concerned about Southern Baptist Christians in the marketplace – in the media and corporate world.

  5. Monica Ruiz:

    I was happy to accept a job opportunity earlier this year from Peloton and the team was lovely to work with, although I'm an actress, I am not quite comfortable being in spotlight and I'm terrible on social media. So to say I was shocked and overwhelmed by the attention this week( especially the negative) is an understatement.

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