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media


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Media  \Me"di*a\,  n., 
  pl  of  {Medium}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Media  \Me"di*a\,  n.;  pl  {Medi[ae]}  (-[=e]).  [NL.,  fr  L.  medius 
  middle.]  (Phonetics) 
  One  of  the  sonant  mutes  [beta],  [delta],  [gamma]  (b,  d,  g), 
  in  Greek,  or  of  their  equivalents  in  other  languages,  so 
  named  as  intermediate  between  the  tenues,  [pi],  [tau], 
  [kappa]  (p,  t,  k),  and  the  aspirat[ae]  (aspirates)  [phi], 
  [theta],  [chi]  (ph  or  f,  th  ch).  Also  called  {middle  mute}, 
  or  {medial},  and  sometimes  {soft  mute}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Medium  \Me"di*um\,  n.;  pl  L.  {Media},  {E}.  {Mediums}.  [L. 
  medium  the  middle,  fr  medius  middle.  See  {Mid},  and  cf 
  {Medius}.] 
  1.  That  which  lies  in  the  middle,  or  between  other  things 
  intervening  body  or  quantity.  Hence  specifically: 
  a  Middle  place  or  degree;  mean 
 
  The  just  medium  .  .  .  lies  between  pride  and 
  abjection.  --L'Estrange. 
  b  (Math.)  See  {Mean}. 
  c  (Logic)  The  mean  or  middle  term  of  a  syllogism;  that 
  by  which  the  extremes  are  brought  into  connection. 
 
  2.  A  substance  through  which  an  effect  is  transmitted  from 
  one  thing  to  another;  as  air  is  the  common  medium  of 
  sound.  Hence:  The  condition  upon  which  any  event  or  action 
  occurs;  necessary  means  of  motion  or  action  that  through 
  or  by  which  anything  is  accomplished,  conveyed,  or  carried 
  on  specifically,  in  animal  magnetism,  spiritualism,  etc., 
  a  person  through  whom  the  action  of  another  being  is  said 
  to  be  manifested  and  transmitted. 
 
  Whether  any  other  liquors,  being  made  mediums,  cause 
  a  diversity  of  sound  from  water,  it  may  be  tried 
  --Bacon. 
 
  I  must  bring  together  All  these  extremes;  and  must 
  remove  all  mediums.  --Denham. 
 
  3.  An  average.  [R.] 
 
  A  medium  of  six  years  of  war,  and  six  years  of 
  peace.  --Burke. 
 
  4.  A  trade  name  for  printing  and  writing  paper  of  certain 
  sizes.  See  {Paper}. 
 
  5.  (Paint.)  The  liquid  vehicle  with  which  dry  colors  are 
  ground  and  prepared  for  application. 
 
  {Circulating  medium},  a  current  medium  of  exchange,  whether 
  coin,  bank  notes,  or  government  notes. 
 
  {Ethereal  medium}  (Physics),  the  ether. 
 
  {Medium  of  exchange},  that  which  is  used  for  effecting  an 
  exchange  of  commodities  --  money  or  current 
  representatives  of  money. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  media 
  n  :  transmissions  that  are  disseminated  widely  to  the  public 
  [syn:  {mass  media}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Media,  IL  (village,  FIPS  48073) 
  Location:  40.77266  N,  90.83396  W 
  Population  (1990):  146  (56  housing  units) 
  Area:  4.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  61460 
  Media,  PA  (borough,  FIPS  48480) 
  Location:  39.91953  N,  75.38884  W 
  Population  (1990):  5957  (3023  housing  units) 
  Area:  1.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Media 
  Heb.  Madai,  which  is  rendered  in  the  Authorized  Version  (1) 
  "Madai,"  Gen.  10:2;  (2)  "Medes,"  2  Kings  17:6;  18:11;  (3) 
  "Media,"  Esther  1:3;  10:2;  Isa.  21:2;  Dan.  8:20;  (4)  "Mede," 
  only  in  Dan.  11:1. 
 
  We  first  hear  of  this  people  in  the  Assyrian  cuneiform 
  records,  under  the  name  of  Amada,  about  B.C.  840.  They  appear  to 
  have  been  a  branch  of  the  Aryans,  who  came  from  the  east  bank  of 
  the  Indus,  and  were  probably  the  predominant  race  for  a  while  in 
  the  Mesopotamian  valley.  They  consisted  for  three  or  four 
  centuries  of  a  number  of  tribes,  each  ruled  by  its  own  chief, 
  who  at  length  were  brought  under  the  Assyrian  yoke  (2  Kings 
  17:6).  From  this  subjection  they  achieved  deliverance,  and 
  formed  themselves  into  an  empire  under  Cyaxares  (B.C.  633).  This 
  monarch  entered  into  an  alliance  with  the  king  of  Babylon,  and 
  invaded  Assyria,  capturing  and  destroying  the  city  of  Nineveh 
  (B.C.  625),  thus  putting  an  end  to  the  Assyrian  monarchy  (Nah. 
  1:8;  2:5,6;  3:13,  14). 
 
  Media  now  rose  to  a  place  of  great  power,  vastly  extending  its 
  boundaries.  But  it  did  not  long  exist  as  an  independent  kingdom. 
  It  rose  with  Cyaxares  its  first  king,  and  it  passed  away  with 
  him  for  during  the  reign  of  his  son  and  successor  Astyages  the 
  Persians  waged  war  against  the  Medes  and  conquered  them  the  two 
  nations  being  united  under  one  monarch,  Cyrus  the  Persian  (B.C. 
  558). 
 
  The  "cities  of  the  Medes"  are  first  mentioned  in  connection 
  with  the  deportation  of  the  Israelites  on  the  destruction  of 
  Samaria  (2  Kings  17:6;  18:11).  Soon  afterwards  Isaiah  (13:17; 
  21:2)  speaks  of  the  part  taken  by  the  Medes  in  the  destruction 
  of  Babylon  (comp.  Jer.  51:11,  28).  Daniel  gives  an  account  of 
  the  reign  of  Darius  the  Mede,  who  was  made  viceroy  by  Cyrus 
  (Dan.  6:1-28).  The  decree  of  Cyrus,  Ezra  informs  us  (6:2-5),  was 
  found  in  "the  palace  that  is  in  the  province  of  the  Medes," 
  Achmetha  or  Ecbatana  of  the  Greeks,  which  is  the  only  Median 
  city  mentioned  in  Scripture. 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Media,  measure;  habit;  covering 
 




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