2. Moderation; temperance. [Obs.] Hooker.
(Me`di*o*sta*pe"di*al) a. [L. medius middle + E. stapedial.] (Anat.) Pertaining to that
part of the columella of the ear which, in some animals, connects the stapes with the other parts of the
columella. n. The mediostapedial part of the columella.
(Me`di*ox"u*mous) a. [L. medioxumus middlemost.] Intermediate. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.
(Med"i*tance) n. Meditation. [Obs.]
(Med"i*tate) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Meditated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Meditating.] [L. meditatus, p.
p. of meditari to meditate; cf. Gr. to learn, E. mind.] To keep the mind in a state of contemplation; to
dwell on anything in thought; to think seriously; to muse; to cogitate; to reflect. Jer. Taylor.
In his law doth he meditate day and night.Ps. i. 2.
(Med"i*tate), v. t.
1. To contemplate; to keep the mind fixed upon; to study. "Blessed is the man that doth meditate good
things." Ecclus. xiv. 20.
2. To purpose; to intend; to design; to plan by revolving in the mind; as, to meditate a war.
I meditate to pass the remainder of life in a state of undisturbed repose.Washington.
Syn. To consider; ponder; weigh; revolve; study. To Meditate, Contemplate, Intend. We meditate
a design when we are looking out or waiting for the means of its accomplishment; we contemplate it
when the means are at hand, and our decision is nearly or quite made. To intend is stronger, implying
that we have decided to act when an opportunity may offer. A general meditates an attack upon the
enemy; he contemplates or intends undertaking it at the earliest convenient season.
(Med`i*ta"tion) n. [OE. meditacioun, F. méditation, fr. L. meditatio.]
1. The act of meditating; close or continued thought; the turning or revolving of a subject in the mind; serious
contemplation; reflection; musing.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight.Ps. xix. 14.
2. Thought; without regard to kind. [Obs.]
With wings as swiftShak.
As meditation or the thoughts of love.