ana: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (an'u, ä'nu), [key]
— n.
  1. a collection of miscellaneous information about a particular subject, person, place, or thing.
  2. an item in such a collection, as an anecdote, a memorable saying, etc.


Pronunciation: (an'u), [key]
— adv.
  1. (of ingredients in pharmaceutical prescriptions) in equal quantities; of each. Symbol: &aamacr;, āa


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a prefix in loanwords from Greek, where it means “up,” “against,” “back,” “re-”:used in the formation of compound words: anabasis;


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a suffix that forms collective nouns denoting an assembly of items, as household objects, art, books, or maps, or a description of such items, as a bibliography, all of which are representative of or associated with the place, person, or period named by the stem: Americana; Shakespeareana; Victoriana.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. American Newspaper Association.
  2. American Nurses Association.
  3. Association of National Advertisers.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • ana (Thesaurus)