Dictionary.com

medina

[ muh-dee-nuh ]
/ məˈdi nə /
Save This Word!

noun

the old Arab quarter of a North African city.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of medina

First recorded in 1905–10, medina is from the Arabic word madīna city

Definition for medina (2 of 2)

Medina
[ muh-dee-nuh for 1; muh-dahy-nuh for 2 ]
/ məˈdi nə for 1; məˈdaɪ nə for 2 /

noun

a city in W Saudi Arabia, where Muhammad was first accepted as the supreme Prophet from Allah and where his tomb is located.
a town in N Ohio.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for medina (1 of 2)

medina
/ (mɛˈdiːnə) /

noun

(sometimes capital) the ancient quarter of any of various North African citiesCompare kasbah
C20: Arabic, literally: town

British Dictionary definitions for medina (2 of 2)

Medina
/ (mɛˈdiːnə) /

noun

a city in W Saudi Arabia: the second most holy city of Islam (after Mecca), with the tomb of Mohammed; university (1960). Pop: 1 044 000 (2005 est)Arabic name: Al Madinah Ancient Arabic name: Yathrib
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Learn A New Word Right Now!