Definition of Medina in English:

Medina

proper noun

  • A city in western Saudi Arabia, around an oasis some 320 km (200 miles) north of Mecca; population 1,010,000 (est. 2007).

    Arabic name al-Madinah

Pronunciation:

Medina

/mɛˈdiːnə/

Definition of medina in English:

medina

noun

  • The old walled part of a North African town.

    • ‘Within the walls of the medina, the buildings close in on you, and you are taken into cool shadow.’
    • ‘I was fascinated by the medina - it was the first time I'd been to a bazaar.’
    • ‘In the centre, the old town, or medina, is walled in by ramparts and gives it an historical and cultural dimension.’
    • ‘The medina, the medieval old town, is the one place where people do leave their homes, because tanks cannot get down the narrow twisting alleys.’
    • ‘Some buildings within the medina are centuries old, while others are relatively new.’

Origin

Arabic, literally town.

Pronunciation:

medina

/mɛˈdiːnə/