American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Dana, Richard Henry 1815-1882. American lawyer and writer best known for his Two Years Before the Mast (1840), an account of his voyage from Boston to California around Cape Horn.
- n. An American surname of uncertain origin.
- n. A male given name derived from the surname.
- n. A female given name usually interpreted as a form of Daniel, taken to use in the twentieth century; possibly borrowed from eastern Europe.
- n. Celtic goddess who was the mother of the Tuatha De Danann; identified with the Welsh Don
“KATHY LEWIS, FRIEND OF DANA REEVE: I saw Dana last week in the hospital and we had a lovely visit.”
“Dana is mad because Obama doesn't call on him for hard hitting questions like about Sanford .... quit whining. .now you know why print is going out of biz”
“Dana is serving warm rhubarb orange shortcake at Poppy right now.”
“The Institute offers an overnight program for fourth and fifth graders to learn about life aboard sailing vessels in Danas time.”
“My daughter, Dana, is a Twi-Hard fan as well as her four daughters.”
“Dana is just crying because Nico got to ask a question before him and his "prestigous" WaPo.”
“The difference between the sea-life then and now can be no better epitomised than in Dana's description of the dress of the sailor of his day:”
“Dana is too partisan (and too close to Bush) to be able to be objective on this one.”
“NinerFan says: zxbe: “Dana is too partisan (and too close to Bush) to be able to be objective on this one.””
“The ceremony will be held at the annual Legatus Summit Feb. 5-6 in Dana Point, Calif., where Bush will address the business group for the first time since leaving office a year ago.”
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