Try Our Apps
The Word of the Year is...
/ˈtɑ nɑ, -nə/
a river in E Africa, in Kenya, flowing SE to the Indian Ocean. 500 miles (800 km) long.
. a lake in NW Ethiopia: the source of the Blue Nile. 1100 sq. mi. (2850 sq. km).
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for
a small Madagascan lemur,
a large tree shrew,
of Sumatra and Borneo
C19: from Malay
a lake in NW Ethiopia, on a plateau 1800 m (6000 ft) high: the largest lake of Ethiopia; source of the Blue Nile. Area: 3673 sq km (1418 sq miles)
a river in E Kenya, rising in the Aberdare Range and flowing in a wide curve east to the Indian Ocean: the longest river in Kenya. Length: 708 km (440 miles)
a river in NE Norway, flowing generally northeast as part of the border between Norway and Finland to the Arctic Ocean by Tana Fjord. Length: about 320 km (200 miles)
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
Cite This Source
Discover our greatest slideshows
8 Offbeat Literary Genres to Get...
Decode the pieces of our favorite...
Know These 9 Commonly Confused...
Uncover the mysteries of the marks...
Browse more topics on our blog
What Is the Difference Between Discreet and Discrete?
Learn the correct uses of these two commonly confused homophones.
What Character Was Removed from the Alphabet?
What mistaken pronunciation gave this character its name?
This small mark has two primary uses: to signify possession or omitted letters.
How Do I Get a Word into the Dictionary?
People invent new words all the time, but which ones actually make it?
Word of the Day
Difficulty index for
Some English speakers likely know this word
Word Value for
Words With Friends
Nearby words for tana-lake
tan someone's hide
Piece of cake?