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Ana \A"na\ ([=a]"n[.a]), adv. [Gr. 'ana` (used distributively).] (Med.) Of each; an equal quantity; as, wine and honey, ana (or, contracted, aa), ? ij., that is, of wine and honey, each, two ounces.

An apothecary with a . . . long bill of anas.


Etymology 1 n. A collection of things associated with a person or place, especially a personal collection of anecdotes or conversations at table Etymology 2

adv. (context in prescriptions English) Of each; an equal quantity. Etymology 3

n. (context Internet slang English) anorexia (context used especially by the pro-ana movement English). Etymology 4

adv. In a direction analogous to up, but along the additional axis added by the fourth dimension.


Ana or ANA may refer to:

  • Ana (given name)
Ana (programming language)

In contexts of solar physics and data analysis, Ana is a somewhat whimsically named computer language that is designed for array processing and image data analysis. The name is an acronym for "A Non Acronym". Ana began as a fork of an early version of IDL, but has diverged significantly since then.

It is in common use at the Lockheed-Martin Space Applications Laboratory and at institutions that analyze data from the TRACE spacecraft, but is not commonly used elsewhere. Ana appears to be intended as free software though it is not distributed under a recognized FOSS license. It is available as source code, primarily through the Solarsoft distribution system.

The most commonly used application written in Ana is the TRACE image browser, which is designed for browsing and viewing time-lapse movies collected by TRACE, SOHO, Yohkoh, and other observatories.

Ana homepage: 1

Category:Lockheed Martin Category:Numerical programming languages Category:Array programming languages Category:Earth sciences graphics software

Ana (search dog)

Ana (July 4, 1995 - November 12, 2008) was a golden retriever search and rescue dog, known for having been the first graduate of the Search Dog Foundation's training program. Ana was one of the first search dogs to be deployed to the site of the World Trade Center.

Ana was born to a backyard breeder, and proved to be too active to work as an assistance dog. Bonnie Bergin, the Executive Director of the Assistance Dog Institute, decided that Ana might be better suited as a search and rescue dog, and suggested her to Wilma Melville, the head of the Search Dog Foundation. Ana was trained at a kennel in Gilroy, California, and, upon graduation, she was the first nationally certified Fire Department Disaster Search Canine and the first dog certified by the Search Dog Foundation. 1 2

Ana was assigned to the Sacramento, California Fire Department, where she was paired with fire captain Rick Lee.

Besides the World Trade Center search, Ana and Captain Lee were involved in several other searches, including the sites of collapsed buildings in Sacramento, 3 and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. 4

She was featured on a report on Animal Planet, and on the National Geographic Channel's Dogs with Jobs. 5

Ana died of cancer in Captain Lee's arms.

Ana (album)

Ana is a solo album by American guitarist Ralph Towner recorded in 1996 and released on the ECM label.

Ana (TV series)

Ana was a Pakistani drama that aired on PTV in early 1984. It was a story of three generations and about a girl who brings together her estranged parents. It was wriiten by Fatima Surayya Bajia and directed by Haider Imam Rizvi.

ANA (motorcycle)

The ANA motorcycle was manufactured by Martin J Shelley at the ANA Cycle Works in Rathdowne Street, North Carlton, Victoria between 1910 and 1919. The ANA used a wide variety of different engines: Fafnir, JAP Precision, Abingdon King Dick, as well as Sturmey-Archer gearboxes.

Ana (film)

Ana is a 1982 Portuguese independent docufictional and ethnofictional feature film, written, directed and edited by António Reis and Margarida Cordeiro. It was filmed in Trás-os-Montes like António Reis' previous film, Trás-os-Montes. The film was selected as the Portuguese entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 58th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

Ana (given name)

Ana may refer to:

  • Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli, Spanish aristocrat
  • Ana Alexander (born 1954), Cuban long jumper
  • Ana Ida Alvares (born 1965), Brazilian volleyball player
  • Ana Bebić, Croatian singer
  • Ana Drev (born 1985), Slovenian alpine skier
  • Ana Free (born 1987), English-Portuguese singer
  • Ana Gasteyer (born 1967), American stage, film and television actress
  • Ana Girardot (born 1988), French stage, film and television actress
  • Ana Simina Grigoriu (born 1981), Romanian-born Canadian-German electronic musician
  • Ana Hernández (born 1962), Cuban basketball player
  • Ana Ivanovic (born 1987), Serbian tennis player
  • Ana Jelušić (born 1986), Croatian alpine skier
  • Ana Johnsson (born 1977), Swedish singer
  • Ana Matronic (born 1974), US singer with the Scissor Sisters
  • Ana Mendoza (swimmer) (born 1970), Mexican breaststroke swimmer
  • Ana Moura (born 1979), Portuguese singer
  • Ana Obregón (born 1955), Spanish singer and dancer
  • Ana Ortiz (born 1971), American actress and singer
  • Ana Pascu (born 1944), Romanian fencer and sport leader
  • Ana Popović (born 1976), Serbian blues guitarist and singer
  • Ana Reeves (born 1948), Chilean actress
  • Ana Richa (born 1966), Brazilian volleyball player
  • Ana Rodríguez (singer) (born 1974), Cuban-born singer
  • Ana Rodriguez (Miss Texas USA), American beauty pageant contestant
  • Ana Sasso, Croatian model
  • Ana Sršen, Croatian swimmer
  • Ana Šimić, Croatian high jumper
  • Ana Mirela Ţermure (born 1975), Romanian javelin thrower
  • Ana Vidović, Croatian classical guitarist
  • Ana Voog (born 1966), American musician and Internet personality
  • Ana Vrljić, Croatian tennis player
  • Ana Zaninović, Croatian taekwondo practitioner

Usage examples of "ana".

My God, thought Ana, was having a fabulous pair of breasts a prerequisite in this city?

In Bideford Ana would have been expected to give a little of herself back to the assistant, whether she liked it or not, just so as not to be thought rude.

The fabric of his trousers was silky and thin, and Ana could clearly see the outline of a pair of unappetiz-ingly small briefs digging into his fleshy buttocks.

Shapes loomed out of the overcast shadows at Ana, and there was an odd smell in the room.

Ana, and for the rest of her schooldays Ana was commonly known as One-Hit-Wonder Wills.

This was much more the sort of room Ana had expected Bee to have been living in.

Although Bee was her half sister, Ana tended to think of her as more of a sixteenth sister, or a sixty-fourth sister, or even, to put it decimally, a nought-point-nought-nought-nought-one-percent sister.

But on the other hand, Ana had always found Bee frus-tratingly shallow and occasionally downright cruel.

Bee grimaced at her sideways and Ana felt herself die a little inside.

And then Bee turned to talk to Gay, her interaction with Ana officially over.

She picked it up, and as she brought it to her lips Ana noticed her hands shaking.

The conversation between Bee and Gay was becoming predictably fractious, and Ana pulled herself from her daydreams.

For a while the conversation had been lively and friendly, and Ana had sat on her barstool, sipping her Coke and basking in the new ambiance.

But as the car disappeared into the exit tunnel and Bee thought she was out of view, Ana saw her drop her hand, break off her smile, and let her shoulders slump forward before turning and heading slowly toward the lifts.

Bee did send Ana a card, however, with a photograph of a lily on the front.