Meaning of MEDIA in English
1. pl. of MEDIUM.
2 (usu. prec. by the) the main means of mass communication (esp. newspapers and broadcasting) regarded collectively.
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. 2012