Meaning of MEDIA in English

MEDIA

1. n.pl.

1. pl. of MEDIUM.

2 (usu. prec. by the) the main means of mass communication (esp. newspapers and broadcasting) regarded collectively.

Usage:

Use as a mass noun with a singular verb is common (e.g. the media is on our side), but is generally disfavoured (cf. AGENDA, DATA).

Phrases and idioms:

media event an event primarily intended to attract publicity.2. n. (pl. mediae)

1. Phonet. a voiced stop, e.g. g, b, d.

2 Anat. a middle layer of the wall of an artery or other vessel.

Etymology: L, fem. of medius middle

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.