[ dah-nuh ]


, Irish Mythology.



[ dey-nuh ]


  1. Charles Anderson, 1819–97, U.S. journalist, editor, and publisher.
  2. Edward Salisbury, 1849–1935, U.S. mineralogist and physicist.
  3. his father James Dwight, 1813–95, U.S. geologist and mineralogist.
  4. Richard Henry, Jr., 1815–82, U.S. jurist, author, and sailor: specialist in admiralty law.
  5. a male or female given name.


/ ˈdeɪnə /


  1. DanaJames Dwight18131895MUSSCIENCE: geologist James Dwight (dwaɪt). 1813–95, American geologist; noted for his work The System of Mineralogy (1837)

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Dana showed incredible courage and perseverance throughout, and it is rewarding now to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

It has available industry-benchmark Dana front and rear differentials, and they lock.

She then used the depths she measured with the drill — along with a computer model — to calculate the volume of the Dana glacier.

“We’re going to do some digging and see what the hell is going on,” Dana said Wednesday.

I love Matt and Dana, but I’m outraged by such false claims.

Taking over the role of Audrey Griswold from Dana Barron and Dana Hill is a young Juliette Lewis in one of her first film roles.

Dana Rubenstein of The New York Observer wrote that “essential to the experience was segregation.”

UPDATE: Managing editor Will Dana took greater responsibility for Rolling Stone's errors in a series of tweets Friday evening.

I thought: My God, not only do I have Dana and my kids but I have friends like Robin and Gregory [Mosher] who truly care.

Maybe he would have had better luck crossing party lines and working with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher.

Mrs. Dana was Carry's senior by ten years or more, and resembled her more in voice and manner, than feature.

"She alludes to Mr. Dana's brothers," said Carry, with a slight blush, which Ida remembered afterwards.

Four beaux—including father—handsomest of all; and but two belles—three—pardon me, Mrs. Dana.

"Suffer me to pass, Dr. Dana;" and a venerable minister stooped towards the weeping girl.

Mr. Villet cheered them on by his gusto of every repartee; and John Dana set his seal of confirmation upon each profound remark.


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