Definitions for nanaˈnæn ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Category: Common Vocabulary, Dialect
Origin of nana:
An affectionate term for one's grandmother.
Origin: Variant spelling of nanna.
Nana is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Ai Yazawa, serialized in Cookie published by Shueisha. The manga derives its title from the name of the two main characters, both of whom are called Nana. Nana Komatsu is a small town girl who goes to Tokyo to follow her boyfriend and college friends, with the hope of having her dream life. Nana Osaki was in a popular punk band in her home town. She goes to Tokyo with the goal of making it big as a singer. The two Nanas meet on the train ride to the city. Later, they run into each other again when they happen to check out the same apartment, and the girls decide to become roommates. The series chronicles their friendship and their lives as each chases her dreams. The author of the manga is currently sick and is still recovering. It was reported in late April 2010 that she returned home from the hospital and she does not know if or when she will return to work. Nana is presently being released in North America by Viz Media. It was serialized in the Shojo Beat until the August 2007 issue, and continues to be released in tankōbon volumes. The manga has also been adapted into a highly successful live-action film with a sequel released on December 9, 2006, and an anime adaptation that premiered on April 5, 2006. The anime adaptation has subsequently been announced as licensed for release in North America by Viz Media. Funimation got the broadcast rights to Viz Media's dub and it premiered on the Funimation Channel on September 19, 2009.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[Usenet] The newsgroups news.admin.net-abuse.*, devoted to fighting spam and network abuse. Each individual newsgroup is often referred to by adding a letter to NANA. For example, NANAU would refer to news.admin.net-abuse.usenet.When spam began to be a serious problem around 1995, and a loose network of anti-spammers formed to combat it, spammers immediately accused them of being the backbone cabal, or the Cabal reborn. Though this was not true, spam-fighters ironically accepted the label and the tag line “There is No Cabal” reappeared (later, and now commonly, abbreviated to “TINC”). Nowadays “the Cabal” is generally understood to refer to the NANA regulars.
Translations for nana
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a flavouring taken from a type of plant and used in sweets etc.
- نَعْنَع فُلْفُليArabic
- hortelãPortuguese (BR)
- die PfefferminzeGerman
- είδος δυόσμουGreek
- menta, hierbabuenaSpanish
- menthe (poivrée)French
- पुदीने का सत्वHindi
- menta piperitaItalian
- شمشوبى ،سارايي ويلني ( بيلنيPashto
- мята перечнаяRussian
- poprova metaSlovenian
- 薄荷Chinese (Trad.)
- پپرمنٹ، ايک قسم کا پودينہUrdu
- dầu bạc hàVietnamese
- 薄荷Chinese (Simp.)
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