\ ˈmed How to pronounce med (audio) \

Definition of med

 (Entry 1 of 5)

: medical med school



Definition of med (Entry 2 of 5)

: medication sense 2 usually used in plural took pain meds

Definition of med (Entry 3 of 5)

1 medicine
2 medieval
3 medium

Definition of Med (Entry 4 of 5)


Definition of MEd (Entry 5 of 5)

master of education

Examples of med in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective The younger Malkemus attended Baylor University in Waco as a pre-med student for a few years before moving to New York City in the late 1970s., 28 Sep. 2021 On the floor, the first clinician the patient met was Alan Lee, who was in his last year of med school and serving as an intern. New York Times, 26 Aug. 2021 Alec Calac is a fourth-year medical student at UC San Diego, the second person ever from his Native American band, Pauma, to go to med school. John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Aug. 2021 Many of these boys must have failed med-school entrance exams, like me. The New Yorker, 9 Aug. 2021 Like fencer Lee Kiefer, who, while in med school, became the first Asian American woman to win gold in the sport. Macaela Mackenzie, Glamour, 3 Aug. 2021 Today, a major obstacle is the debt burden of med school, which is often in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. Viviane Callier, Wired, 6 Sep. 2021 Contestants include a baton twirler, a forensic scientist, a former Navy cryptologist and a pre-med student. Washington Post, 20 July 2021 Meanwhile, Teddy has a drink with Priya, a med student who rivals Abi in terms of pure goodness. Charlotte Walsh, Vulture, 14 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In the end, despite the uncertainty, both Erwin and Kornberg-Wall opted to continue breastfeeding while taking their meds. Teresa Carr, New York Times, 15 Apr. 2020 Back-to-back 15-hour days without my meds pushed me to the limit. Bryan Box, The New Republic, 30 Jan. 2020 First-aid kits Your first aid kit should include a fresh supply of insect repellent, bandages and ointments. Check expiration dates on any prescription and over-the-counter meds. Gary Garth, USA TODAY, 25 May 2020 She was sent home to self-quarantine and was also given strong meds to help. Angel Franco, Dallas News, 10 May 2020 Some of the most common culprits are meds that treat anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, pain and muscle tension. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 5 May 2020 Each carried a gift T-shirt, preprinted home care instructions, and prescriptions for antibiotics and pain meds. Peter S. Ungar, Scientific American, 8 Apr. 2020 Early mentions of the knockout sleep meds Hayley has been taking to stay calm through the frenetic preparations are like Chekhov's gun, and sure enough, a plan to silence loose-cannon Marc by drugging him goes badly awry. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Apr. 2020 Butler had joined the ranks of the hundreds of thousands of working caregivers in Massachusetts juggling the demands of their jobs with shopping for groceries, paying bills, and sorting meds for older parents., 18 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of med


circa 1933, in the meaning defined above


1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Med.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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\ ˈmed How to pronounce med (audio) \

Medical Definition of med

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: medical med school med students



Medical Definition of med (Entry 2 of 2)

: medication sense 2 usually used in plural giving out bedtime meds— Susanna Kaysen


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