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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.
The old section of an Arab city in North Africa.
(Human Geography) (sometimes capital) the ancient quarter of any of various North African cities. Compare kasbah
[C20: Arabic, literally: town]
(Placename) 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
n., pl. -nas.
the old native residential district of a North African city.
[1905–10; < Arabic madīna city]
a city in W Saudi Arabia, where Muhammad was first accepted as the Prophet and where his tomb is located. 198,196.
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|Noun||1.||Medina - a city in western Saudi Arabia; site of the tomb of Muhammad; the second most holy city of Islam|
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
|2.||medina - the ancient quarter of many cities in northern Africa|
quarter - a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter"