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.
- mediterranean fever,
- mediterranean flour moth,
- mediterranean fruit fly,
- mediterranean sea,
- mediterranean-hemoglobin e disease,
- medium artillery,
- medium bomber,
- medium frequency,
- medium octavo,
- medium of exchange
Origin of medium
Examples from the Web for medium
Place the thinly sliced shallots in a medium bowl and pour buttermilk over to coat.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And since visual media is more compelling than any other medium, it is consistently their drug of choice.North Korea’s Secret Movie Bootleggers: How Western Films Make It Into the Hermit Kingdom|Lizzie Crocker|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For OK Go the music video is medium for personal creativity, hype, and branding.OK Go Is Helping Redefine the Music Video For the Internet Age|Lauren Schwartzberg|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Video has been the medium of choice for winning artists of late; the two previous winners were both video artists.
Meanwhile, heat the butter in a medium heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven, such as Le Creuset.
Several of the phenomena occurred entirely under our own hands, and quite disconnected from the "medium."Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
The camel races, while not exactly regarded as a medium for speculation, were the most amusing to watch.With Our Army in Palestine|Antony Bluett
Language was among such means and became even more effective when a medium for storing and disseminating-writing-was established.The Civilization of Illiteracy|Mihai Nadin
The form in which it is given to our world would be the contribution of the medium.Modern Religious Cults and Movements|Gaius Glenn Atkins
Such a measure, it is certain, can only be obtained through the medium of a succession in our ideas.
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
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.