ANA

ana

(noun) a collection of anecdotes about a person or place

Ana

(noun) mother of the ancient Irish gods; sometimes identified with Danu

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Noun

Ana pl (plural only)

A Yoruba subgroup living in Benin and Togo.

Proper noun

Ana

A female given name, equivalent to Ann in many languages.

A Niger-Congo language spoken by the Ana people.

Synonym: Ifè

A river in Oregon, United States; named for the daughter of surveyor W. H. Byars.

Anagrams

• A.A.N., naa

Proper noun

ANA (plural er-noun)

(sports) Abbreviation of Anaheim.

(military) Initialism of Afghan National Army.

(aviaiton) Initialism of All Nippon Airways.

(AU, aviation, historical) Initialism of Australian National Airways.

(US, medicine) Initialism of American Nurses Association.

Coordinate terms

• (American Nurses Association): AMA (American Medical Association)

• (All Nippon Airways): JAL (Japan Air Lines)

Noun

ANA (plural ANAs)

Initialism of anti-nuclear antibody.

(UK) Initialism of animal nursing assistant.

Synonyms

• (anti-nuclear antibody): ANF (anti-nuclear factor)

Anagrams

• A.A.N., naa

Etymology 1

Noun

ana (plural anas)

A collection of things associated with a person or place, especially a personal collection of anecdotes or conversations at table

Etymology 2

Adverb

ana (not comparable)

(in prescriptions) Of each; an equal quantity.

Synonyms

• (of each): aa (abbreviation)

Etymology 3

Noun

ana (uncountable)

(Internet, slang) Anorexia (used especially by the pro-ana movement).

Etymology 4

Adverb

ana (comparative more ana, superlative most ana)

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

Antonyms

• kata

Etymology 5

Noun

ana (plural anas)

Alternative form of anna: a former subdivision of the rupee.

Anagrams

• A.A.N., naa

Source: Wiktionary


An"a-. Etym: [/Gr. in comp., on, up, upwards.]

Definition: A prefix in words from the Greek, denoting up, upward, throughout, backward, back, again, anew.

A"na, adv. Etym: [Gr. (Med.)

Definition: Of each; an equal quantity; as, wine and honey, ana (or, contracted, aa), ., that is, of wine and honey, each, two ounces. An apothecary with a . . . long bill of anas. Dryden.

*a"na. Etym: [The neut. pl. ending of Latin adjectives in -anus.]

Definition: A suffix to names of persons or places, used to denote a collection of notable sayings, literary gossip, anecdotes, etc. Thus, Scaligerana is a book containing the sayings of Scaliger, Johnsoniana of Johnson, etc.

Note: Used also as a substantive; as, the French anas. It has been said that the table-talk of Selden is worth all the ana of the Continent. Hallam.

-a"na. [The neut. pl. ending of Latin adjectives in -anus.]

Definition: A suffix to names of persons or places, used to denote a collection of notable sayings, literary gossip, anecdotes, etc. Thus, Scaligerana is a book containing the sayings of Scaliger, Johnsoniana of Johnson, etc.

Used also as a substantive; as, the French anas.

It has been said that the table-talk of Selden is worth all the ana of the Continent. Hallam.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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