Definitions for ANAˈæn ə, ˈɑ nə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•aˈæn ə, ˈɑ nə(n.)

  1. a collection of miscellaneous information about a subject, person, place, or thing.

  2. an item in such a collection, as an anecdote.

Origin of ana:

1720–30; independent use of -ana

ana-

  1. a prefix occurring orig. in verbs and verbal derivatives borrowed from Greek, usu. denoting upward or backward motion (

    anadromous

    analysis; anatomy

    Category: Affix

    Ref: Also, before a vowel, an-. 3 3

Origin of ana-:

< Gk, comb. form of aná

-ana

or -iana

  1. a suffix that forms collective nouns denoting an assembly of items representative of or associated with the place, person, or period named by the stem:

    Americana; Shakespeareana; Victoriana.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Affix

Origin of -ana:

< L, neut. pl. of -ānus -an1

ANA

or A.N.A.

  1. American Newspaper Association.

    Category: Titles, Associations, Organizations

  2. American Nurses Association.

    Category: Titles, Associations, Organizations

  3. Association of National Advertisers.

    Category: Titles, Associations, Organizations

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ana(noun)

    mother of the ancient Irish gods; sometimes identified with Danu

  2. ana(noun)

    a collection of anecdotes about a person or place

Wiktionary

  1. ana(Noun)

    Anorexia .

  2. ana(Adverb)

    In a direction analogous to up, but along the additional axis added by the fourth dimension.

  3. Origin: From Greek ἀνά (aná), of each.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ana(adverb)

    of each; an equal quantity; as, wine and honey, ana (or, contracted, aa), / ij., that is, of wine and honey, each, two ounces

Freebase

  1. Ana

    Ana is a solo album by American guitarist Ralph Towner recorded in 1996 and released on the ECM label.


Translations for ANA

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

central(adjective)

principal or most important

the central point of his argument.

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