Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th 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.

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  • proper noun A city, 200 miles north of Mecca along the Hejaz, from which the Hejira was launched; contains Muhammad's tomb.
  • proper noun Various other cities of that name; see Wikipedia article on Medina.

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  • noun the ancient quarter of many cities in northern Africa
  • noun a city in western Saudi Arabia; site of the tomb of Muhammad; the second most holy city of Islam

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • 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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  • 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 - 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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  • 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

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

    Muhammad's Carpet to be Auctioned

  • 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

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