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OTTAWA

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OTTAWA (noun)
  The noun OTTAWA has 3 senses:

1. a member of the Algonquian people of southern Ontario
2. a river in southeastern Canada that flows along the boundary between Quebec and Ontario to the Saint Lawrence River near Montreal
3. the capital of Canada (located in southeastern Ontario across the Ottawa river from Quebec)

  Familiarity information: OTTAWA used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


OTTAWA (noun)


Sense 1Ottawa [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A member of the Algonquian people of southern Ontario

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("Ottawa" is a kind of...):

Algonquian; Algonquin (a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast)


Sense 2Ottawa [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A river in southeastern Canada that flows along the boundary between Quebec and Ontario to the Saint Lawrence River near Montreal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Ottawa river; Outaouais; Ottawa

Instance hypernyms:

river (a large natural stream of water (larger than a creek))

Holonyms ("Ottawa" is a part of...):

Canada (a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada)


Sense 3Ottawa [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The capital of Canada (located in southeastern Ontario across the Ottawa river from Quebec)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

Canadian capital; capital of Canada; Ottawa

Instance hypernyms:

national capital (the capital city of a nation)

Holonyms ("Ottawa" is a part of...):

Ontario (a prosperous and industrialized province in central Canada)


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