See also: Media, média, medía, and mediá

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin media, nominal use of the feminine of medius (middle, adjective).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) enPR: mē'diə, me'diə, IPA(key): /ˈmiːdɪə/, /ˈmɛdɪə/
  • (file)
  • (US) enPR: mē'dēə, IPA(key): /ˈmiːdi.ə/
  • Rhymes: -iːdiə

NounEdit

media (plural mediae)

  1. (anatomy) The middle layer of the wall of a blood vessel or lymph vessel which is composed of connective and muscular tissue.
  2. (linguistics, dated) A voiced stop consonant.
    Antonym: tenuis
  3. (entomology) One of the major veins of the insect wing, between the radius and the cubitus
  4. (zoology) An ant specialized as a forager in a leaf-cutter ant colony.
Usage notesEdit

Not to be confused with medium.

SynonymsEdit
  • (vein of insect wing): M
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Plural of medium, shortened form of communications media, reinterpreted as singular or mass noun; from Latin medium (plural media), nominal use of the neuter of medius (middle, adjective).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

media

  1. plural of medium

NounEdit

media (countable and uncountable, plural media or medias)

  1. (often treated as uncountable) 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 has declined in popularity.
  2. (often treated as uncountable) The totality of content items (television shows, films, books, etc) which are broadcast or published.
    Fighter pilots are depicted as cool in popular media like Top Gun.
    • 2020, Jordan Raynor, Master of One: Find and Focus on the Work You Were Created to Do, page 161:
      [] yet they are all wildly popular pieces of media, viewed by millions of Christians and non-Christians alike. Why? Because they are first and foremost masterful movies and TV shows. Their creators made something worth seeing and sharing.
  3. (usually with a definite article; often treated as uncountable) The journalists and other professionals who comprise the mass communication industry.
    Some celebrities dislike press conferences, where the media bombards them with questions.
  4. (computing) Files and data comprising material viewable by humans, but usually not plain text; audiovisual material.
Usage notesEdit
  • Uncountable use of media is proscribed.[by whom?][citation needed]
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Turkish: medya
TranslationsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Shortening from multimedia

AdjectiveEdit

media (not comparable)

  1. (computing) Clipping of multimedia.
    I have media files stored on an external hard drive.
    Adjust media sound in multiple apps

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • media at OneLook Dictionary Search
  • media in Keywords for Today: A 21st Century Vocabulary, edited by The Keywords Project, Colin MacCabe, Holly Yanacek, 2018.
  • "media" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 203.
  • media in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

media

  1. Plural form of medium

EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From medio +‎ -a.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [meˈdia]
  • Rhymes: -ia
  • Hyphenation: me‧di‧a

AdjectiveEdit

media (accusative singular median, plural mediaj, accusative plural mediajn)

  1. environmental

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English media.

NounEdit

media

  1. media

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of media (Kotus type 12/kulkija, no gradation)
nominative media mediat
genitive median medioiden
medioitten
partitive mediaa medioita
illative mediaan medioihin
singular plural
nominative media mediat
accusative nom. media mediat
gen. median
genitive median medioiden
medioitten
mediainrare
partitive mediaa medioita
inessive mediassa medioissa
elative mediasta medioista
illative mediaan medioihin
adessive medialla medioilla
ablative medialta medioilta
allative medialle medioille
essive mediana medioina
translative mediaksi medioiksi
instructive medioin
abessive mediatta medioitta
comitative medioineen
Possessive forms of media (type kulkija)
possessor singular plural
1st person mediani mediamme
2nd person mediasi medianne
3rd person mediansa

GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin media.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

media f (plural medias)

  1. average

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IndonesianEdit

EtymologyEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈmedia̯]
  • Hyphenation: mé‧dia

NounEdit

media or média

  1. medium,
    1. the means, channel, or agency by which an aim is achieved.
    2. (biology) a nutrient solution for the growth.
  2. media,
    1. means and institutions for publishing and broadcasting information.
    2. (computing) a particular form of storage for digitized information, such as magnetic tape or discs.

Alternative formsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

media

  1. feminine singular of medio

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin media.

NounEdit

media f (plural medie)

  1. average, mean (especially an overall, average grade)

NounEdit

media m (invariable)

  1. media
    Synonym: mass media

VerbEdit

media

  1. inflection of mediare:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

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AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

media

  1. nominative feminine singular of medius
  2. nominative neuter plural of medius
  3. accusative neuter plural of medius
  4. ablative feminine singular of medius
  5. vocative feminine singular of medius
  6. vocative neuter plural of medius

ReferencesEdit


Northern SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

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PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

media

  1. media

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further readingEdit

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

media n

  1. definite plural of medium

Norwegian NynorskEdit

NounEdit

media n

  1. definite plural of medium

PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

EtymologyEdit

From English (mass) media.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

media nvir

  1. plural of medium
  2. media (means and institutions for publishing and broadcasting information)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • media in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • media in Polish dictionaries at PWN

PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English media, mass media.

NounEdit

media m pl (plural only)

  1. (Portugal, journalism) Alternative spelling of média (media; mass media)
Usage notesEdit

Both media and média are used in European Portuguese, with media being the more common form, often italicized to denote the foreign origin and to distinguish it from the verb form of medir. In Brazilian Portuguese the variant mídia, in the singular, is often used. [1]

SynonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

media

  1. first-person singular imperfect of medir
  2. third-person singular imperfect of medir

ReferencesEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin mediāre, present active infinitive of mediō, from Latin medius.

VerbEdit

a media (third-person singular present mediază, past participle mediat1st conj.

  1. to mediate
  2. to intercede, interpose

ConjugationEdit

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SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmedja/, [ˈme.ð̞ja]

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Latin media.

NounEdit

media f (plural medias)

  1. stocking
  2. (Latin America, Philippines) sock (in general)
    Synonym: calcetín
  3. (usually in the plural) pantyhose (North America), tights (UK)
    Synonyms: panti, pantimedia
  4. (mathematics) mean, average
    media geométricageometric mean
  5. half an hour
    son las cinco y mediait’s half past five
  6. sharecrop
Usage notesEdit

media can be used for "sock" in most Latin American countries except Mexico (although regional exceptions in Mexico might apply). When in Latin America if you want to distinguish between "stocking" and "sock", you can use calceta for "stocking" or calcetín for "sock".

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

AdjectiveEdit

media f sg

  1. feminine singular of medio

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

media

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of mediar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of mediar.

Further readingEdit


SwedishEdit

NounEdit

media

  1. indefinite plural of medium
  2. definite plural of medium

Usage notesEdit

  • While formally a Latin plural, most often used as a collective or plurale tantum (e.g. mass media)