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ANTA

[an-tuh] /ˈæn tə/
noun
1.
a privately supported organization, chartered by Congress in 1935, for the encouragement and advancement of professional and nonprofessional theater.
Origin of ANTA
A(merican) N(ational) T(heatre and) A(cademy)
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  • The ANTA is the end of a wall treated so as to be an almost independent member, like a square pillar in which the wall ends.

    How to judge architecture Russell Sturgis
  • Sayac means a station or division, ANTA is a small town near Cuzco.

    Apu Ollantay Anonymous
  • The name Andes is often derived from ANTA, an old Peruvian word signifying metal.

  • Sandilli and his half-brother, ANTA, were declared by the Governor to be outlawed, and a reward issued for their apprehension.

  • The pachyderms are represented by three species of the peccary (Dicotyles) and two of the ANTA, or tapir (Tapirus).

  • For example, the ANTA basin at harvest time is one of the fairest sights in Peru.

  • As has already been stated, the position of the east window was fixed by the ANTA before it.

  • In the ANTA region, over an area several hundred square miles in extent, they run from several degrees to 20 or 30.

  • They occur in a great and only moderately disturbed series in the ANTA basin north of Cuzco, but are there not fossiliferous.

  • Every ANTA, every pillar and column of this edifice is sculptured with portraits of warriors and noblemen.

    Vestiges of the Mayas Augustus Le Plongeon
British Dictionary definitions for ANTA

anta

/ˈæntə/
noun (pl) antae (ˈæntiː)
1.
(architect) a pilaster attached to the end of a side wall or sometimes to the side of a doorway
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Related Abbreviations for ANTA

ANTA

American National Theatre and Academy
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