waters of quiet, an ancient Moabite town (Num. 21:30). It was assigned to the tribe of Reuben (Josh. 13:16). Here was fought the great battle in which Joab defeated the Ammonites and their allies (1 Chr. 19:7-15; comp. 2 Sam. 10:6-14). In the time of Isaiah (15:2) the Moabites regained possession of it from the Ammonites. (See HANUN.) The ruins of this important city, now Madeba or Madiyabah, are seen about 8 miles south-west of Heshbon, and 14 east of the Dead Sea. Among these are the ruins of what must have been a large temple, and of three cisterns of considerable extent, which are now dry. These cisterns may have originated the name Medeba, “waters of quiet.” (See OMRI.)
[me-th e-yeen] /mɛ ðɛˈyin/ noun 1. a city in W Colombia. /Spanish meðeˈʎin/ noun 1. a city in W Colombia, at an altitude of 1554 m (5100 ft): the second largest city in the country, with three universities; important coffee centre, with large textile mills; dominated by drug cartels in recent years. Pop: 3 236 […]
[meed] /mid/ noun 1. a native or inhabitant of Media. /miːd/ noun 1. a member of an Indo-European people of West Iranian speech who established an empire in SW Asia in the 7th and 6th centuries bc inhabitant of ancient Media, late 14c., from Latin Medus, from Greek Medos “Mede,” from the indigenous people-name Medes, […]
[med-feeld] /ˈmɛdˌfild/ noun 1. a city in E Massachusetts.
[med-uh-vak] /ˈmɛd əˌvæk/ noun 1. a helicopter for evacuating the wounded from a battlefield. 2. an ambulance or other vehicle equipped for emergency transport of medical patients. 3. any of the trained personnel transporting or otherwise tending to the sick or wounded in a medevac. verb (used with object), medevacked, medevacking. 4. to transport (sick […]