[oo-nuh, yoo-]


a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “one.”

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Examples from the Web for una

Historical Examples of una

  • Duplex est humilitas: una lucida solum et non fervida: qu ex ratione potius quam ex charitate exercetur.

  • “It is my dress,” said Una, who had been looking out of the window at some of the fashionably-attired ladies.

  • But she slept dreamlessly, while Una lay awake and the rain fell and the wind wailed around the old gray manse.

    Rainbow Valley

    Lucy Maud Montgomery

  • Una legua una hora runs the saying, and this part of the world is ruled by its wise old proverbs.

    Heroic Spain

    Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

  • Of course, there were the usual expressions of interest in thy welfare; and Annie desired to be remembered to Una.

British Dictionary definitions for una


abbreviation for (in Britain)

United Nations Association
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