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meditate to think calmly, deeply, and at length; contemplate, muse, or ponder (sometimes fol. by on or upon). [3 definitions]
meditation sustained thought or self-forgetful concentration, esp. for the purposes of religious devotion or relaxation. [2 definitions]
meditative disposed to, marked by, or indicating meditation; deeply thoughtful.
Mediterranean see Mediterranean Sea. [5 definitions]
Mediterranean fruit fly a small two-winged fruit fly, the larvae of which infest and feed on many types of fruit.
Mediterranean Sea a sea bordered on the north by Europe and Asia, and on the south by Africa.
medium an intervening substance or agency through which a force is effective. [9 definitions]
medium frequency any radio wave with a frequency of between three hundred and three thousand kilohertz.
medium of exchange anything commonly used in a particular area as a measure of value in exchange for goods and services; currency.
medium-sized of medium size; neither large nor small.
medlar any of several small trees of the rose family, cultivated for their fruit. [2 definitions]
medley a musical composition or arrangement consisting of melodies or themes from various other pieces of music. [3 definitions]
medley relay a swimming race in which each member of a team uses a different stroke for each of several equivalent distances. [2 definitions]
Médoc a wine-producing region in southwestern France. [2 definitions]
medulla bone marrow, or a similar substance forming the inner core of other anatomical organs such as the adrenal glands or the kidneys. [3 definitions]
medulla oblongata the lowermost part of the brain, which controls basic body functions such as breathing and blood circulation.
Medusa in Greek mythology, the only mortal one of the three Gorgons, who was killed by Perseus. [2 definitions]
meek unable or unwilling to assert oneself; lacking spirit; submissive; retiring. [2 definitions]
Meena Keshwar Kamal Afghan poet and activist, who was assassinated ten years after founding the Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) (b. 1956--d.1987).
meerkat a small mammal with gray and tan fur, related to the mongoose and native to South Africa.
meerschaum a hard, dense mineral found in white, claylike beds in the Mediterranean region, and carved into decorative objects. [2 definitions]