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See the entry formedia.
Presentél/ella/ustedconjugation ofmediar.
Affirmative imperativeconjugation ofmediar.


A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (women's clothing)
a. stocking (above the knee)
Te hará falta un liguero para sujetar las medias.You'll need a garter belt to hold up your stockings.
2. (clothing)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. sock (knee or ankle sock)
Tengo una montaña de medias sin pareja.I have heaps of odd socks.
3. (mathematics)
a. average
Me gusta andar y hago una media de 20 kilómetros a la semana.I like walking and I do an average of 20 kilometers a week.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
a. half hour
El reloj de la iglesia dio la media.The church clock struck the half hour.
b. half past
Date prisa porque el banco cierra a la media en punto.Hurry up because the bank closes at half past on the dot.
5. (sports)
a. midfield
El jugador despejó el balón desde la media.The player cleared the ball from the midfield.
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
6. (clothing)
a. pantyhose (up to the waist)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
¡Me hice una carrera en las medias nuevas!I have a run in my new pantyhose!
b. tights (up to the waist) (United Kingdom)
¡Qué frío hace! ¡Ojalá llevara medias gruesas!It's really cold today! I wish I was wearing thick tights!
7. (communication outlets)
a. media
Es evidente que los medias influyen en las actitudes sociales.It's obvious that social attitudes are influenced by the media.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (colloquial)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
(Southern Cone)
chupar las medias a alguiento lick somebody's boots
medias veladastights pantyhose
2. (mathematics)
a. average
media aritmética/proporcionalarithmetic/proportional mean
media horariahourly average
3. (hora)
al dar la mediaon the half-hour
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1 medias (hasta la cintura) tights; pantyhose
; (s) (EEUU)
(hasta el muslo) stockings
medias de compresión support tights
Las [medias de compresión] evitan la hinchazón cuando tienes que permanecer de pie mucho tiempo.
medias de malla (hasta el muslo) fishnet stockings; (hasta la cintura) fishnet tights
media de nylon
medias de red medias de rejilla
medias de malla See culture box in entry media.
medias pantalón (Col) tights
; (p)
"Uso de "pair"" See culture box in entry pantalón.
2 (Latinoamérica) (calcetín) sock
de media [+aguja] knitting; [+punto] plain; hacer media to knit
4 (Dep) midfield
5 (promedio) average
100 de media al día an average of 100 a day
hay una media de cinco bodas por día
dan una media de cinco conciertos al mes they give an average of five concerts a month
media aritmética arithmetic mean
media ponderada weighted average
media de cerveza 1/4 litre bottle of beer
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