noun, plural me·di·ae [mee-dee-ee] /ˈmi diˌi/.
Origin of media2
noun, plural me·di·a [mee-dee-uh] /ˈmi di ə/ for 1–9, 11, me·di·ums for 1–11, 14.
- Painting.a liquid with which pigments are mixed.
- the material or technique with which an artist works: the medium of watercolor.
Origin of medium
Synonyms for medium
Related Words for medianews, television, radio, publishing, correspondence, disclosure, cable, announcement, intelligence, communications, expression
Examples from the Web for media
Contemporary Examples of media
In 2011 LGBT media outlet Queerty took the app to task for allegedly deleting accounts that made reference to being trans.Grindr’s Trans Dating Problem
January 9, 2015
Much of the media coverage around eating disorders surrounds celebrities and models.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models
January 8, 2015
Unconfirmed reports in the French media claimed that the brothers were spotted at a gas station in northern France on Thursday.France Mourns—and Hunts
Nico Hines, Christopher Dickey
January 8, 2015
Duke was a state representative whose neo-Nazi alliances were disgorged in media reports during his run for governor in 1991.The Price of Steve Scalise’s Silence
January 7, 2015
The media tend to frame situations like this as aberrations, but in this case, quite the opposite is the truth.Today’s GOP: Still Cool With Racist Pandering?
January 7, 2015
Historical Examples of media
I will leave you now to choose your own men, and when all is ready you will march into Media at their head.
Also he called upon the Heroes of Media, who dwell in the land and guard it.
And now when the march had brought them into Media, Cyrus turned aside to visit Cyaxares.
And when it was done, Cyrus took his leave and came back to Media.
In art there is a constant development of tools and media and technical processes.The Legacy of Greece
noun plural -diae (-dɪˌiː)
- a consonant whose articulation lies midway between that of a voiced and breathed speech sound
- a consonant pronounced with weak voice, as c in French second
Word Origin for media
noun plural -dia (-dɪə) or -diums
- the category of a work of art, as determined by its materials and methods of productionthe medium of wood engraving
- the materials used in a work of art
Word Origin for medium
"newspapers, radio, TV, etc." 1927, perhaps abstracted from mass media (1923, a technical term in advertising), plural of medium, on notion of "intermediate agency," a sense found in that word in English from c.1600.
1580s, "a middle ground, quality, or degree," from Latin medium "the middle, midst, center; interval," noun use of neuter of adjective medius (see medial (adj.)). Meaning "intermediate agency, channel of communication" is from c.1600. That of "person who conveys spiritual messages" first recorded 1853, from notion of "substance through which something is conveyed." Artistic sense (oil, watercolors, etc.) is from 1854. Happy medium is the "golden mean," Horace's aurea mediocritas.
1660s, "average," from medium (n.). The Latin adjective was medius. Meaning "intermediate" is from 1796. As a size designation from 1711. as a designation of cooked meat, it is attested from 1931, short for medium-rare (1881).
n. pl. me•di•ums
see happy medium.