A member of an Iranian people who inhabited ancient Media, establishing an extensive empire during the 7th century bc, which was conquered by Cyrus the Great of Persia in 550 bc
Chiefly Orkney and Shetland. A land feature used to take bearings at sea, frequently in order to demarcate fishing grounds; a seamark. Also (in extended use): any mark or distinguishing feature facilitating orientation on land or at sea.
Among the Ojibwa and some of their Algonquian and Siouan neighbours: a member of the Midewiwin society. Also attributive or as adjective: of or relating to the Midewiwin society or its members.