[mah-nyah-nah; English muh-nyah-nuh]Spanish.


tomorrow; the (indefinite) future.


tomorrow; in the (indefinite) future. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for manana

Historical Examples of manana

  • Reflected from Manana, a single gleam of light gave him further warning.

    Witches Cove

    Roy J. Snell

  • Two million dollars went into that experiment, but Manana won.

    The Weavers, Complete

    Gilbert Parker

  • For I had not been in Cuba more than twenty-eight hours before the "manana philosophy" had laid hold of me.

    Mavis of Green Hill

    Faith Baldwin

  • As it played backward and forward it tinged the crest of Manana, as the rock was called, with a faint halo of glory.

    Witches Cove

    Roy J. Snell

  • Statehood and "manana" are putting up a fierce contest to become exact synonyms.

    Oklahoma Sunshine

    Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller

British Dictionary definitions for manana


noun, adverb

  1. tomorrow
  2. some other and later time
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Word Origin and History for manana

from Spanish mañana, "tomorrow," from cras manñana, literally "tomorrow early," from Vulgar Latin *maneana "early," from Latin mane "in the morning," from PIE *ma- "good," with notion of "occurring at a good time, timely, early" (cf. matins; and see mature (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper