Definitions

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

Etymologies

From Arabic المدينة المنورة (al-madīnat al-munáwwara, "the enlightened city"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • MEDINA - The next time you stop to pick up a six-pack anywhere in the Medina area, be prepared to find a fluorescent orange label on the bottles.

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  • MEDINA - With the goal of maintaining hometown character in the 21st century, the Landmark Society of Western New York held its 23rd annual Regional Preservation Conference in Medina Saturday.

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  • MEDINA, Ohio -- The famous 1976 poster of the late Farrah Fawcett that had a place in nearly every teenage boy's bedroom was conceived and printed right here in Medina at the now-closed Pro-Arts Inc. printing company.

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  • MEDINA - Hoping to bring holiday cheer and spirit to Medina, the committee for the Olde Tyme Christmas Celebration has planned more events to appeal to everyone.

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  • 478 Vicente refers to the Medina fair in the _Auto da Feira_ and again in _O Juiz da Beira_: _morador en Carrion Y mercader en Medina_.

    Four Plays of Gil Vicente

  • A carpet, purchased 150 years ago to decorate the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad in Medina is due to be auctioned today.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Guadalete, etc. In the same manner the term Medina, _Arabicè_ "city," has been retained as a prefix to the names of many of the Spanish towns, as Medina Celi, Medina del Campo, etc.

    The History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic — Volume 1

  • A related story of how an original contributor to The Good Men Project anthology, Julio Medina, is helping ex-cons reintegrate can be found here.

    Tom Matlack: Life After Prison: How One Man Found Redemption Through Fatherhood

  • Turns out, the "Maltese Unicorn" of the title first appeared in Medina in the 5th Century, but was smuggled out during the seige of 627, and went to Malta, where it was found hundreds of years later by an Islamic alchemist, al-Jaldaki, who eventually carried it to Cairo.

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  • Medina is about a 20 minute drive outside of Akron, Ohio, but can seem decades apart as it clings to its agricultural roots.

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