ana

1
[ an-uh, ah-nuh ]
/ ˈæn ə, ˈɑ nə /

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.

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Origin of ana

1
First recorded in 1720–30; independent use of -ana
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British Dictionary definitions for anas (1 of 4)

ana1
/ (ˈeɪnə, ˈɑːnə) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for anas (2 of 4)

ana2
/ (ˈɑːnə) /

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

British Dictionary definitions for anas (3 of 4)

Ana
/ (ˈænə) slang /

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

British Dictionary definitions for anas (4 of 4)

ANA
/ 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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Medical definitions for anas

ana
[ ănə ]

adv.

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