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Definition of "mana" [mana]

  • A supernatural force believed to dwell in a person or sacred object. (noun)
  • Power; authority. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mana" in a sentence
  • "In Maori terms, these ideas may be encapsulated by the term mana whenua: authority of, and over, traditional lands."
  • "Gauguin definitely understood "mana" - the Tahitian word for the islands' special spiritual vibe."
  • "Gauguin definitely understood "mana" – the Tahitian word for the islands' special spiritual vibe."