Meditatist to Megacephalous
(Med"i*ta`tist), n. One who is given to meditation.
(Med"i*ta*tive) a. [L. meditativus: cf. F. méditatif.] Disposed to meditate, or to meditation; as,
a meditative man; a meditative mood. Med"i*ta*tive*ly, adv. Med"i*ta*tive*ness, n.
(Med`i*ter*ra"ne*an) a. [L. mediterraneus; medius middle + terra land. See Mid, and
1. Inclosed, or nearly inclosed, with land; as, the Mediterranean Sea, between Europe and Africa.
2. Inland; remote from the ocean. [Obs.]
Cities, as well mediterranean as maritime.Holland.
3. Of or pertaining to the Mediterranean Sea; as, Mediterranean trade; a Mediterranean voyage.
(Med`i*ter*ra"ne*ous) a. Inland. Sir T. Browne.
(Me"di*um) n.; pl. L. Media E. Mediums [L. medium the middle, fr. medius middle. See
Mid, and cf. Medius.]
1. That which lies in the middle, or between other things; intervening body or quantity. Hence, specifically:
(a) Middle place or degree; mean.
The just medium . . . lies between pride and abjection.L'Estrange.
(b) (Math.) See Mean. (c) (Logic) The mean or middle term of a syllogism; that by which the extremes
are brought into connection.
2. A substance through which an effect is transmitted from one thing to another; as, air is the common
medium of sound. Hence: The condition upon which any event or action occurs; necessary means of
motion or action; that through or by which anything is accomplished, conveyed, or carried on; specifically,
in animal magnetism, spiritualism, etc., a person through whom the action of another being is said to be
manifested and transmitted.
Whether any other liquors, being made mediums, cause a diversity of sound from water, it may be tried.Bacon.
I must bring togetherDenham.
All these extremes; and must remove all mediums.
3. An average. [R.]
A medium of six years of war, and six years of peace.Burke.
4. A trade name for printing and writing paper of certain sizes. See Paper.
5. (Paint.) The liquid vehicle with which dry colors are ground and prepared for application.
Circulating medium, a current medium of exchange, whether coin, bank notes, or government notes.
Ethereal medium (Physics), the ether. Medium of exchange, that which is used for effecting
an exchange of commodities money or current representatives of money.
(Me"di*um), a. Having a middle position or degree; mean; intermediate; medial; as, a horse of
medium size; a decoction of medium strength.
(Me"di*um-sized`) a. Having a medium size; as, a medium-sized man.