Definition of Medina

1. Noun. A city in western Saudi Arabia; site of the tomb of Muhammad; the second most holy city of Islam.

Exact synonyms: Al Madinah
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center
Group relationships: Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, Hedjaz, Hejaz, Hijaz



2. Noun. The ancient quarter of many cities in northern Africa.
Generic synonyms: Quarter

Definition of Medina

1. Proper noun. A city, 200 miles north of Mecca along the Hejaz, from which the Hejira was launched; contains Muhammad's tomb. ¹

2. Proper noun. Various other cities of that name; see Wikipedia article on Medina. ¹

3. Noun. The traditional, old or non-European area of a North African town. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Medina

1. the native quarter of a North African city [n -S]

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Literary usage of Medina

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1. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"The second was a political association, the first vital spark of the empire of the Saracens.120 Seventy-three men and two women of medina 118 The ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1901)
"No sooner was the pursuit abated than the two fugitives issued from the rock and mounted their camels ; on the road to medina, they were overtaken by the ..."

3. Fernando of Cordova: A Biographical and Intellectual Profile by John Monfasani (1992)
"2a-b in 1443 clearly treats Fernandus de medina and Fernandus de Corduba as the ... 4, dated the next day, refers to Fernandus de medina. Doc. 5 and doc. ..."

4. The Cambridge Medieval History by John Bagnell Bury, James Pounder Whitney (1913)
"In the year 622, on the occasion of the annual pilgrimage, about seventy of the converts from medina arranged to hold a meeting with Mahomet at midnight a ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"Vanuxem' introduced the name medina sandstone into the literature in 1840, ... A much fuller description of the medina sandstone was given by Vanuxem in ..."

6. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1869)
"358,—n very common fossil in the medina sandstone* It suffices to prove that the ... In the Interior Continental basin the medina formation is not known, ..."

7. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science, with Special by James Dwight Dana (1863)
"358,—a very common fossil in the medina sandstone. It suffices to prove that the Oneida epoch is more closely related to that following than to the ..."

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