media

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See also: Media, média, medía, and mediá

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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 notes[edit]

Not to be confused with medium.

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

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

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, 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 notes[edit]
  • Uncountable use of media is proscribed.[by whom?][citation needed]
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Translations[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Shortening from multimedia

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

Translations[edit]

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]
  • Hyphenation: me‧di‧a
  • Rhymes: -ia

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. environmental

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English media.

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]

Adjective[edit]

media

  1. feminine singular of medio

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin media.

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. 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

References[edit]


Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

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]

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]

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Further reading[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed 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-person singular imperfect of medir
  2. third-person singular imperfect 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

Conjugation[edit]

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmedja/, [ˈme.ð̞ja]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Latin media.

Noun[edit]

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 notes[edit]

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

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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)