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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Rana, genus Rananoun

    type genus of the Ranidae

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rananoun

    a genus of anurous batrachians, including the common frogs

  2. Etymology: [L., a frog.]


  1. Rana

    Rana is a genus of frogs. Species include such archetypal pond frogs as the common frog of Europe, brown frogs, and the New and Old World true frogs, including the various species of leopard frogs and the American bullfrog. Members of this genus are found through much of Eurasia, North America, Africa, Central America, and the northern half of South America. Many other genera were formerly included here; see below for details. These true frogs are usually largish species characterized by their slim waists and wrinkled skin; many have thin ridges running along their backs but they generally lack "warts" like in typical toads. They are excellent jumpers due to their long slender legs. The typical webbing found on their hind feet allows for easy movement through water. Coloration is mostly greens and browns above, with darker and yellowish spots.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rana

    rā′na, n. the genus of the frogs.—n. Ranā′rium, a place where frogs are reared. [L., 'a frog.']

  2. Rana

    rä′nä, n. prince or chief in Rajputana. [Hind.]

Editors Contribution

  1. Rana

    Rana in Persian language means beautiful, young and handsome. In Iranian poems, Rana was mostly using for handsome young people.

    “ Javane Rana “ means, a young handsome person.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 5, 2019  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. RANA

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Rana is ranked #4923 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Rana surname appeared 7,145 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Rana.

    83.2% or 5,946 total occurrences were Asian.
    10.5% or 755 total occurrences were White.
    3% or 218 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2% or 145 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.5% or 42 total occurrences were Black.
    0.5% or 39 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rana in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Rana in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Rana in a Sentence

  1. Alexandra Rojas:

    As someone who has fought tirelessly for her community against racism and economic insecurity, we're proud to support Rana Abdelhamid's campaign for progressive change, voters and activists all across the district have made clear that they want to help usher in a new generation of leadership into the Democratic Party free of corporate money and dedicated to uplifting all of our communities.

  2. Paul Lister:

    It is fair to say that the industry had not considered structural integrity of buildings as a risk, you would look inside the building, but not onto the floor above or below. You would see all the certificates, however these with Rana Plaza were later proved to be false. I don't think industry anticipated those buildings would collapse.

  3. Emily Shea:

    Mr. Rana was enslaved by the defendants for over a year, this ruling brings him one step closer to getting what he is owed.

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    formal separation from an alliance or federation
    • A. crate
    • B. secession
    • C. scholastic
    • D. dint

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