from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of western Saudi Arabia north of Mecca. The Mosque of the Prophet, containing Muhammad's tomb, is a holy site for Muslim pilgrims. Population: 918,000.
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- proper n. A city, 200 miles north of Mecca along the Hejaz, from which the Hejira was launched; contains Muhammad's tomb.
- proper n. Various other cities of that name; see Wikipedia article on Medina.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the ancient quarter of many cities in northern Africa
- n. a city in western Saudi Arabia; site of the tomb of Muhammad; the second most holy city of Islam
From Arabic المدينة المنورة (al-madīnat al-munáwwara, "the enlightened city"). (Wiktionary)