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Me·di·na

 (mĭ-dē′nə)
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.

me·di·na

 (mĭ-dē′nə)
n.
The old section of an Arab city in North Africa.

[Arabic madīna, city, from Aramaic mədintā, mədinā, jurisdiction, district, from dān, to judge, administer; see dyn in Semitic roots.]

medina

(mɛˈdiːnə)
n
(Human Geography) (sometimes capital) the ancient quarter of any of various North African cities. Compare kasbah
[C20: Arabic, literally: town]

Medina

(mɛˈdiːnə)
n
(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

me•di•na

(məˈdi nə)

n., pl. -nas.
the old native residential district of a North African city.
[1905–10; < Arabic madīna city]

Me•di•na

(məˈdi nə)

n.
a city in W Saudi Arabia, where Muhammad was first accepted as the Prophet and where his tomb is located. 198,196.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.medina - a city in western Saudi ArabiaMedina - 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
Hedjaz, Hejaz, Hijaz - a coastal region of the western Arabian Peninsula bordering on the Red Sea; includes both Mecca and Medina; formerly an independent kingdom until it united with Nejd to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2.medina - the ancient quarter of many cities in northern Africamedina - the ancient quarter of many cities in northern Africa
quarter - a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter"
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"He is a wonder," they declared after Joe's team had whipped the team from Medina County.
Sailing ninety leagues farther, you see the noted port of Jodda, where the pilgrims that go to Mecca and Medina unlade those rich presents which the zeal of different princes is every day accumulating at the tomb of Mahomet.
In 1857 he worked up farther to the northward, and invested the fortification of Medina, built by the French on the bank of the river.
There was an invitation given by a gentleman of my town, a very rich one, and one of quality, for he was one of the Alamos of Medina del Campo, and married to Dona Mencia de Quinones, the daughter of Don Alonso de Maranon, Knight of the Order of Santiago, that was drowned at the Herradura- him there was that quarrel about years ago in our village, that my master Don Quixote was mixed up in, to the best of my belief, that Tomasillo the scapegrace, the son of Balbastro the smith, was wounded in.- Isn't all this true, master mine?
Sometimes I think of the far East, and keep rolling the names of Eastern cities under my tongue: Damascus and Bagdad, Medina and Mecca.
Medina denied the requests and the case went to trial.
Sana Ullah said that State of Medina is not such as in the state of Medina rights of people have been protected.
Medina said BI chief Jaime Morente ordered the reshuffle of BCIU personnel, whose members monitor and profile alien passengers and assist other immigration officers in detecting suspected human trafficking victims.
Medina said they preparing documents to charge Ombus.
At the Arabian Travel Market, the hotel group held a signing with Taiba Holding Company to launch the Sheraton Taiba Hotel in Medina.
He also expressed his confidence in the commitment, passion, and dedication of the new commander, Vice Admiral Medina to bring the Command to new pinnacles of excellence.
Medina added that frontline personnel were also told to be careful in scrutinizing travel documents.