Ada, city (1990 pop. 15,820), seat of Pontotoc co., S central Okla.; inc. 1904. It is a large cattle market and the center of a rich oil and ranch area. The city is also noted for horsebreeding, especially of quarter horses. East Central State Univ. and the Sciences and Natural Resources Center of Oklahoma are there, and the Robert S. Kerr Water Research Center (a federal laboratory) is just to the south.
Rehan, Ada, 1860-1916, American actress, b. Ireland. Her original name was Crehan. Rehan came to the United States when she was five. From 1879 to 1899 she was a member of Augustin Daly's company and for a large part of this time was costarred with John Drew. Excelling in Daly's adaptations of German and French society comedies and in Shakespearean comedies, she won special acclaim in The Taming of the Shrew.
Negri, Ada, 1870-1945, Italian writer. Her first poems, Fatalità (1892, tr. Fate and Other Poems, 1898) voiced bitter protest against the state of the poor. Her passionate lyrics, developed in Maternità (1904), reached their climax in Il libro di Mara (1919). Canti dell'isola (1924) sang of the beauty of Capri. In her last years Negri took refuge in religion and her last volumes of poetry, Vespertina (1931) and Il dono (1936), express resignation and serenity. Her prose includes Le solitarie (1917), short stories, and the autobiographical novel Stella mattutina (1921, tr. Morning Star, 1930). She became the first woman member of the Italian Academy in 1940.

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  • Ada (Castlevania), a character from the video game Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness
  • Ada Wong, a character from the video games Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 4
  • ADA, a character in the Zone of the Enders video game franchise


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