- a collection of miscellaneous information about a particular subject, person, place, or thing.
- an item in such a collection, as an anecdote, a memorable saying, etc.
Origin of ana1
First recorded in 1720–30; independent use of -ana
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Examples from the Web for anas
Anas al-Dabas, a citizen of Daraya, witnessed a massacre in 2012 perpetrated by Syrian military forces.Obama Administration Stiffs Chemical Survivors on New Claim
Josh Rogin, Noah Shachtman
February 20, 2014
Anas Mohamed had just hung up the phone when he heard a rapping at the door.
During his ordeal, Anas said, he began to experience vivid hallucinations as a result of the injections.
Anas Sheghri, a protest leader in Banias, was jailed in April.Syria's Immovable Forces: Activists, Regime Dig In
June 9, 2011
Nearly all of them called her by her Christian name, "Anas."Artists' Wives
It was only the fancy of the people, or was a conjecture of Anas.A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihd'
Moulavi Gergh Ali
A name in the Orkneys for the golden-eyed duck, Anas clangula.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
It was from the head of the “wood-duck” (Anas sponsa), the most beautiful bird of its tribe.The Young Voyageurs
Feathers on scapulars and sides of body are as those of Anas poecilorhyncha.The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3
Rollin H. Baker
- pharmacol obsolete (of ingredients in a prescription) in equal quantitiesAbbreviation: aa
C16: via Medieval Latin from Greek: of every one similarly
- a collection of reminiscences, sketches, etc, of or about a person or place
- an item of or for such a collection
C18: independent use of -ana
- a name for anorexia, esp when used as a personification of the disease by its sufferers
- a person who identifies himself or herself as an anorexic
C21: a play on the word anorexia and the girl's name Anna
- Article Number Association: (in Britain) an organization of manufacturers, retailers, and wholesalers that provides a system (article numbering) by which a product is identified by a unique machine-readable number compatible with article-numbering systems used in other countries
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- Both in the same quantity; of each. Used to refer to ingredients in prescriptions.
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