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[mah-nyah-nah; English muh-nyah-nuh]Spanish.
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  1. tomorrow; the (indefinite) future.
  1. tomorrow; in the (indefinite) future.
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Examples from the Web for manana

Historical Examples

  • Reflected from Manana, a single gleam of light gave him further warning.

    Witches Cove

    Roy J. Snell

  • Two million dollars went into that experiment, but Manana won.

    The Weavers, Complete

    Gilbert Parker

  • For I had not been in Cuba more than twenty-eight hours before the "manana philosophy" had laid hold of me.

    Mavis of Green Hill

    Faith Baldwin

  • As it played backward and forward it tinged the crest of Manana, as the rock was called, with a faint halo of glory.

    Witches Cove

    Roy J. Snell

  • Statehood and "manana" are putting up a fierce contest to become exact synonyms.

    Oklahoma Sunshine</p>

    Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller

British Dictionary definitions for manana


noun, adverb
    1. tomorrow
    2. some other and later time
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for manana

from Spanish mañana, "tomorrow," from cras manñana, literally "tomorrow early," from Vulgar Latin *maneana "early," from Latin mane "in the morning," from PIE *ma- "good," with notion of "occurring at a good time, timely, early" (cf. matins; and see mature (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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