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MEDINA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Medina mean? 

MEDINA (noun)
  The noun MEDINA has 2 senses:

1. a city in western Saudi Arabia; site of the tomb of Muhammad; the second most holy city of Islam
2. the ancient quarter of many cities in northern Africa

  Familiarity information: MEDINA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MEDINA (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Al Madinah; Medina

Instance hypernyms:

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

Holonyms ("Medina" is a part of...):

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)


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Meaning:

The ancient quarter of many cities in northern Africa

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("medina" is a kind of...):

quarter (a district of a city having some distinguishing character)


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