[ an-uh, ah-nuh ]
/ ˈæn ə, ˈɑ nə /


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 ana

First recorded in 1720–30; independent use of -ana Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for anas (1 of 4)

/ (ˈeɪnə, ˈɑːnə) /


pharmacol obsolete (of ingredients in a prescription) in equal quantitiesAbbreviation: aa

Word Origin for ana

C16: via Medieval Latin from Greek: of every one similarly

British Dictionary definitions for anas (2 of 4)

/ (ˈɑːnə) /


a collection of reminiscences, sketches, etc, of or about a person or place
an item of or for such a collection

Word Origin for ana

C18: independent use of -ana

British Dictionary definitions for anas (3 of 4)

/ (ˈænə) slang /


  1. a name for anorexia, esp when used as a personification of the disease by its sufferers
  2. a person who identifies himself or herself as an anorexic



Word Origin for Ana

C21: a play on the word anorexia and the girl's name Anna

British Dictionary definitions for anas (4 of 4)

/ commerce /

abbreviation for

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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Medicine definitions for anas

[ ănə ]


Both in the same quantity; of each. Used to refer to ingredients in prescriptions.
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