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English Reference for ana (あな)

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あな
ana
Definitions
  1. noun noun (suffix) hole
  2. deficit, shortage, missing person (in a team, meeting, etc.)
  3. vacancy, opening
  4. flaw
  5. profitable place (or item, etc.) not well known by others
  6. upset victory (with a large payoff)
  7. slang pit (of a theater)
  8. archaism hiding place
  9. archaism underbelly (of society, etc.)
Example sentences
In the Chinese football game in which the players used their feet and bodies - but never their hands - the goal was a hole in a net made from silk
On the way out I said to my waitress, "Be careful, Sue. There's something funny about the glasses you gave me - they're filled in on the top, and there's a hole on the bottom!
This hole was formed by a falling of a meteorite
He dug a hole in the garden
He stuck a flower in his buttonhole
There's a hole in the bottom of the bucket
The soldier took shelter in the foxhole
She tore a hole in her dress
He dug a hole
Look out! There's a hole in the road
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