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Definition of "mana" []

  • A supernatural force believed to dwell in a person or sacred object. (noun)
  • Power; authority. (noun)
  • (in Polynesia, Melanesia, etc) a concept of a life force, believed to be seated in the head, and associated with high social status and ritual power (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.

  • Any power achieved by ritual means; prestige; authority (noun)

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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."