Dana

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[dah-nuh]
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noun Irish Mythology.


Dana

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[dey-nuh]

noun

Charles Anderson,1819–97, U.S. journalist, editor, and publisher.
Edward Salisbury,1849–1935, U.S. mineralogist and physicist.
his fatherJames Dwight,1813–95, U.S. geologist and mineralogist.
Richard Henry, Jr.,1815–82, U.S. jurist, author, and sailor: specialist in admiralty law.
a male or female given name.
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Contemporary Examples of dana

Historical Examples of dana

  • I have been privileged to take them home and arrange them in my room and Dana's.

    Her Father's Daughter

    Gene Stratton-Porter

  • And, most incredible of all, though Dana would not speak to her, she spoke to him!

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • Dana Marden and his wife were in front of me, not three seats away.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • On the Dana plateau, for example, by the expenditure of 32 hours of labour 48 cwt.

    Freeland

    Theodor Hertzka

  • Morse attended these lectures and formed with Dana an intimate acquaintance.

    The Age of Invention

    Holland Thompson


British Dictionary definitions for dana

Dana

noun

James Dwight (dwaɪt). 1813–95, American geologist; noted for his work The System of Mineralogy (1837)
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Word Origin and History for dana

Dana

fem. proper name; in U.S. little used before c.1925, then in top 100 for girls born from 1963 to 1984.

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