a privately supported organization, chartered by Congress in 1935, for the encouragement and advancement of professional and nonprofessional theater.

Origin of ANTA

A(merican) N(ational) T(heatre and) A(cademy) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for anta

Historical Examples of anta

  • Sayac means a station or division, Anta is a small town near Cuzco.

    Apu Ollantay


  • For this great service the chief of Anta was declared to be a noble of the highest rank and cousin to the Inca family.

    Apu Ollantay


  • Sandilli and his half-brother, Anta, were declared by the Governor to be outlawed, and a reward issued for their apprehension.

  • For example, the Anta basin at harvest time is one of the fairest sights in Peru.

  • In the Anta region, over an area several hundred square miles in extent, they run from several degrees to 20 or 30.

British Dictionary definitions for anta


noun plural antae (ˈæntiː)

architect a pilaster attached to the end of a side wall or sometimes to the side of a doorway
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