or ta·na

[ tah-nuh ]

  1. a police station in India.

  2. (formerly) a military base in India.

Origin of thana

From Hindi thānā, from Sanskrit sthāna “a place”

Words Nearby thana

Other definitions for Thana (2 of 2)

[ tah-nuh ]

  1. a city in W Maharashtra, in W India: suburb of Mumbai. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use thana in a sentence

  • Put into English characters, the inscription runs: 'Ulf suarti risti krus thana aft Fiak sun sin.'

    Bosom Friends | Angela Brazil
  • The thana, or police division, only exists for police purposes.

  • "Surely, and going home to thana," said Mitsos, naming a village near.

    The Vintage | Edward Frederic Benson
  • Wherefore we were sent to that thana which was eight miles from the next thana.

    Soldiers Three | Rudyard Kipling
  • Within lay the six rifles and the big Police-book of the thana of Howli!

    Soldiers Three | Rudyard Kipling