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OTTOMAN (ottomans)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Ottoman mean? 

OTTOMAN (noun)
  The noun OTTOMAN has 4 senses:

1. a Turk (especially a Turk who is a member of the tribe of Osman I)
2. the Turkish dynasty that ruled the Ottoman Empire from the 13th century to its dissolution after World War I
3. thick cushion used as a seat
4. a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person

  Familiarity information: OTTOMAN used as a noun is uncommon.


OTTOMAN (adjective)
  The adjective OTTOMAN has 1 sense:

1. of or relating to the Ottoman Empire or its people or its culture

  Familiarity information: OTTOMAN used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OTTOMAN (noun)


Sense 1Ottoman [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A Turk (especially a Turk who is a member of the tribe of Osman I)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Osmanli; Ottoman; Ottoman Turk

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

Turk (a native or inhabitant of Turkey)


Sense 2Ottoman [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The Turkish dynasty that ruled the Ottoman Empire from the 13th century to its dissolution after World War I

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

Ottoman dynasty; Ottoman

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

dynasty (a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family)


Sense 3ottoman [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Thick cushion used as a seat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

pouffe; hassock; pouf; ottoman; puff

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

seat (furniture that is designed for sitting on)


Sense 4ottoman [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

footrest; footstool; tuffet; ottoman

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

stool (a simple seat without a back or arms)


OTTOMAN (adjective)


Sense 1Ottoman [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the Ottoman Empire or its people or its culture

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Pertainym:

Ottoman Empire (a Turkish sultanate of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa and southeastern Europe; created by the Ottoman Turks in the 13th century and lasted until the end of World War I; although initially small it expanded until it superseded the Byzantine Empire)


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