media

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See also: Media, média, medía, and mediá

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Learned borrowing from Latin media, the feminine nominative of medius (middle, adjective), from Proto-Italic *meðjos, from Proto-Indo-European *médʰyos (between). In the sense of a unit of dry measure, via Spanish media. Doublet of medium, medio, and mediate.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

media (plural medias or 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.
  5. (historical) Synonym of cuarto: a half-fanega, a traditional Spanish unit of dry measure equivalent to about 27.8 L
Usage notes[edit]

Not to be confused with medium.

Synonyms[edit]
  • (vein of insect wing): M
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Etymology 2[edit]

Latinate plural of medium, particularly as a clipping of communications media and often reinterpreted as singular or mass noun, from Latin media, neuter plural form of medius (middle, adjective), from Proto-Italic *meðjos, from Proto-Indo-European *médʰyos (between).

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Noun[edit]

media

  1. plural of medium

Noun[edit]

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, photographs, 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.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Burmese: မီဒီယာ (midiya)
  • Turkish: medya
Translations[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Shortening from multimedia, from multi- + media (forms of communication).

Adjective[edit]

media (not comparable)

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

References[edit]

  • 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

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

media

  1. Plural form of medium

Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From medio +‎ -a.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. environmental

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English media.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmediɑ/, [ˈme̞diɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ediɑ
  • Syllabification(key): me‧di‧a

Noun[edit]

media

  1. media

Declension[edit]

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

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin media.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

media f (plural medias)

  1. average

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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.

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin media.

Adjective[edit]

media f sg

  1. feminine singular of medio

Noun[edit]

media f (plural medie)

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

Noun[edit]

media m (invariable)

  1. media
    Synonym: mass media

Verb[edit]

media

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

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

media

  1. inflection of medius:
    1. nominative/ablative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

References[edit]


Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Noun[edit]

media

  1. media

Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading[edit]

  • 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 Bokmål[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

media n

  1. definite plural of medium

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

media n

  1. definite plural of medium

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English (mass) media.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

media nvir

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

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective

Related terms[edit]

adverb
noun

Further reading[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from English media, mass media.

Noun[edit]

media m pl (plural only)

  1. (Portugal, journalism) Alternative spelling of média (media; mass media)
Usage notes[edit]

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]

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

media

  1. first/third-person singular imperfect indicative of medir

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to mediate
  2. to intercede, interpose

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmedja/ [ˈme.ð̞ja]
  • Rhymes: -edja
  • Hyphenation: me‧dia

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin media.

Noun[edit]

media f (plural medias)

  1. half, one of two equal parts of any whole
  2. (historical) Synonym of cuarto, half-fanega, a traditional unit of dry measure equivalent to about 27.8 L
  3. stocking, long thin leggings worn by women
    Synonym: calceta
  4. (usually in the plural) pantyhose, stockings connected at the top and pulled up to the waist
    Synonyms: panti, pantimedia
  5. (most of Latin America, Philippines) sock, short unisex cloth covering for feet
    Synonym: calcetín
  6. (mathematics) mean, average, the arithmatic middle in a set of values
    media geométricageometric mean
  7. (anatomy) midline, the medial line of the human body
  8. (usually with 'y') half past, especially as an indication that it is exactly 30 minutes after the hour
    Son las cinco y media.It’s half past five.
    Empezamos a LA media en punto.We started at precisely half past LA time.
Usage notes[edit]

In most of Latin America, media covers both sock and stocking as a single concept. When it is necessary to distinguish between the two, calceta is used for "stocking" and calcetín for "sock". In most of Mexico, media is only used for stockings except in reference to American baseball teams.

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Adjective[edit]

media f sg

  1. feminine singular of medio

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

media

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

Further reading[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

media

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

Usage notes[edit]

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