ana

1
[an-uh, ah-nuh]
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,
  2. an't,
  3. an-,
  4. an-najaf,
  5. an.,
  6. ana-,
  7. anabaena,
  8. anabantid,
  9. anabaptism,
  10. anabaptist

Origin of ana

1
First recorded in 1720–30; independent use of -ana

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British Dictionary definitions for anas

ana

1

adverb

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

ana

2

noun

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

Ana

noun

  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

adjective

anorexic

Word Origin for Ana

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

ANA

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

ana

[ănə]

adv.

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

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