Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Meddlesome adjective Given to meddling; apt to interpose in the affairs of others; officiously intrusive. -- Med"dle*some*ness , noun
Meddling adjective Meddlesome. Macaulay.
Meddlingly adverb In a meddling manner.
Mede noun A native or inhabitant of Media in Asia.
Mede noun See lst & 2d Mead , and Meed .
, plural of Medium .
; plural Mediæ
(-ē). [ New Latin , from Latin medius
middle.] (Phonetics) One of the sonant mutes β, δ, γ ( b , d , g ), in Greek, or of their equivalents in other languages, so named as intermediate between the tenues , π, τ, κ ( p , t , k ), and the aspiratæ (aspirates) φ, θ, χ ( ph or f , th , ch ). Also called middle mute , or medial , and sometimes soft mute .
Mediacy noun The state or quality of being mediate. Sir W. Hamilton.
[ Latin medialis
, from medius
middle: confer French médial
. See Middle
.] Of or pertaining to a mean or average; mean; as, medial alligation.
Medial noun (Phonetics) See 2d Media .
[ Spanish media luna
half-moon.] (Zoology) See Half- moon .
[ Latin medianus
, from medius
middle. See Medial
.] 1. Being in the middle; running through the middle; as, a median groove. 2. (Zoology) Situated in the middle; lying in a plane dividing a bilateral animal into right and left halves; -- said of unpaired organs and parts; as, median coverts. Median line
. (a) (Anat.) Any line in the mesial plane; specif., either of the lines in which the mesial plane meets the surface of the body. (b) (Geom.) The line drawn from an angle of a triangle to the middle of the opposite side; any line having the nature of a diameter.
-- Median plane (Anat.)
, the mesial plane.
-- Median point (Geom.)
, the point where the three median lines of a triangle mutually intersect.
Median noun (Geom.) A median line or point.
Mediant noun [ Latin medians , past participle of mediare to halve: confer Italian mediante , French médiante .] (Mus.) The third above the keynote; -- so called because it divides the interval between the tonic and dominant into two thirds.
Mediastinal adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to a mediastinum.
Mediastine Me`di*as*ti"num noun [ New Latin mediastinum , from Latin medius middle; confer mediastinus helper, a menial servant, Late Latin mediastinus equiv. to medius : cf French médiastin .] (Anat.) A partition; a septum; specifically, the folds of the pleura (and the space included between them) which divide the thorax into a right and left cavity. The space included between these folds of the pleura, called the mediastinal space , contains the heart and gives passage to the esophagus and great blood vessels.
[ Latin mediatus
, past participle of mediare
, transitive verb , to halve, intransitive verb , to be in the middle. See Mid
, and confer Moiety
.] 1. Being between the two extremes; middle; interposed; intervening; intermediate. Prior. 2. Acting by means, or by an intervening cause or instrument; not direct or immediate; acting or suffering through an intervening agent or condition. 3. Gained or effected by a medium or condition. Bacon.
An act of mediate knowledge is complex. Sir W. Hamilton.
Mediate intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Mediated
; present participle & verbal noun Mediating
.] [ Late Latin mediatus
, past participle of mediare
to mediate. See Mediate
] 1. To be in the middle, or between two; to intervene.
[ R.] 2. To interpose between parties, as the equal friend of each, esp. for the purpose of effecting a reconciliation or agreement; as, to mediate between nations.
Mediate transitive verb
1. To effect by mediation or interposition; to bring about as a mediator, instrument, or means; as, to mediate a peace. 2. To divide into two equal parts. [ R.] Holder.
Mediately adverb In a mediate manner; by a secondary cause or agent; not directly or primarily; by means; -- opposed to immediately .
God worketh all things amongst us mediately . Sir W. Raleigh.
The king grants a manor to A, and A grants a portion of it to B. In this case. B holds his lands immediately of A, but mediately of the king. Blakstone.
Mediateness noun The state of being mediate.
[ Middle English mediacioun
, French médiation
. See Mediate
] 1. The act of mediating; action or relation of anything interposed; action as a necessary condition, means, or instrument; interposition; intervention.
The soul [ acts] by the mediation of these passions. South. 2. Hence, specifically, agency between parties at variance, with a view to reconcile them; entreaty for another; intercession. Bacon.
Mediative adjective Pertaining to mediation; used in mediation; as, mediative efforts. Beaconsfield.
Mediatization noun [ Confer French médiatisation .] The act of mediatizing.
Mediatize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Mediatized
; present participle & verbal noun Mediatizing
.] [ Confer French médiatiser
.] To cause to act through an agent or to hold a subordinate position; to annex; -- specifically applied to the annexation during the former German empire of a smaller German state to a larger, while allowing it a nominal sovereignty, and its prince his rank.
The misfortune of being a mediatized prince. Beaconsfield.
[ Latin mediator
: confer English médiateur
.] One who mediates; especially, one who interposes between parties at variance for the purpose of reconciling them; hence, an intercessor.
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. 1 Tim. ii. 5.
Mediatorial adjective Of or pertaining to a mediator, or to mediation; mediatory; as, a mediatorial office.
My measures were . . . healing and mediatorial . Burke.
Mediatorship noun The office or character of a mediator.
Mediatory adjective Mediatorial.
Mediatress, Mediatrix noun [ Latin mediatrix , f. of mediator : confer French médiatrice .] A female mediator.
Medic noun [ Latin medica , Greek ... (sc. ...) a kind of clover introduced from Media , from ... Median.] (Botany) A leguminous plant of the genus Medicago . The black medic is the Medicago lupulina ; the purple medic, or lucern, is M. sativa .
Medic adjective [ Latin medicus .] Medical. [ R.]
[ Latin medicabilis
, from medicare
, to heal, from medicus
physician. See Medical
.] Capable of being medicated; admitting of being cured or healed.
Medical adjective [ Late Latin medicalis , Latin medicus belonging to healing, from mederi to heal; confer Zend madha medical science, wisdom, Greek ... to learn, English mind : confer French médical .]
1. Of, pertaining to, or having to do with, the art of healing disease, or the science of medicine; as, the medical profession; medical services; a medical dictionary; medical jurisprudence. 2. Containing medicine; used in medicine; medicinal; as, the medical properties of a plant.
Medically adverb In a medical manner; with reference to healing, or to the principles of the healing art.
[ Latin medicamentum
, from medicare
, to heal: confer French médicament
. See Medicable
.] Anything used for healing diseases or wounds; a medicine; a healing application.
Medicamental adjective Of or pertaining to medicaments or healing applications; having the qualities of medicaments. -- Med`ica*men"tal*ly , adverb
[ Confer French médicastre
. See Medical
.] A quack.
[ R.] Whitlock.
Medicate transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Medicated
; present participle & verbal noun Medicating
.] [ Latin medicatus
, past participle of medicare
. See Medicable
.] 1. To tincture or impregnate with anything medicinal; to drug.
waters." Arbuthnot. 2. To treat with medicine.
Medication [ Latin medicatio : confer French médication .] The act or process of medicating.
Medicative adjective Medicinal; acting like a medicine.
Medicean adjective Of or relating to the Medici, a noted Italian family; as, the Medicean Venus. Medicean planets (Astron.) , a name given by Galileo to the satellites of Jupiter.
Medicinable adjective Medicinal; having the power of healing. [ Obsolete] Shak.
[ Latin medicinalis
: confer French médicinal
. See Medicine
.] 1. Having curative or palliative properties; used for the cure or alleviation of bodily disorders; as, medicinal tinctures, plants, or springs.
Drop tears as fast as the Arabian trees Shak. 2. Of or pertaining to medicine; medical.
Their medicinal gum.
Medicinally adverb In a medicinal manner.
[ Latin medius
middle + aevum
age. See Middle
, and Age
.] Of or relating to the Middle Ages; as, mediæval architecture.
[ Written also medieval
Mediævalism noun The method or spirit of the Middle Ages; devotion to the institutions and practices of the Middle Ages; a survival from the Middle Ages. [ Written also medievalism .]
Mediævalist noun One who has a taste for, or is versed in, the history of the Middle Ages; one in sympathy with the spirit or forms of the Middle Ages. [ Written also medievalist .]
Mediævally adverb In the manner of the Middle Ages; in accordance with mediævalism.
Mediævals noun plural The people who lived in the Middle Ages. Ruskin.