Definitions for ottawaˈɒt ə wə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Ot•ta•waˈɒt ə wə(n.)(pl.)-was; -wa.

  1. the capital of Canada, in SE Ontario. 313,987.

    Category: Geography (places)

  2. a river in SE Canada, flowing SE into the St. Lawrence at Montreal. 685 mi. (1105 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

  3. a member of an American Indian people living on Manitoulin Island and adjacent shores of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay at time of first contact: later dispersed in large part, and now living also on reserves in lower Michigan and in Oklahoma. the dialect of Ojibwa spoken by the Ottawas.

    Category: Peoples

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ottawa(noun)

    a member of the Algonquian people of southern Ontario

  2. Outaouais, Ottawa, Ottawa river(noun)

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

  3. Ottawa, Canadian capital, capital of Canada(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. Ottawa(Noun)

    A member of the Ottawa people.

  2. Ottawa(ProperNoun)

    An Algonquian people closely related to the Ojibwe; also spelt Ottowa.

  3. Ottawa(ProperNoun)

    The Ottawa dialect of Ojibwe; also spelt Odawa or Odaawaa.

  4. Ottawa(ProperNoun)

    The capital of Canada, located in the province of Ontario.

  5. Ottawa(ProperNoun)

    A river flowing SE between Ontario and Quebec into the St. Lawrence River.

  6. Ottawa(ProperNoun)

    A city in Illinois.

  7. Ottawa(ProperNoun)

    A town in Ohio.

  8. Origin: Said to be from odaawaa.

Freebase

  1. Ottawa

    Ottawa is the capital of Canada, and the fourth largest city in the country. The city is located on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario. Ottawa borders Gatineau, Quebec, and together they form the National Capital Region. Founded in 1826 as Bytown and incorporated as "Ottawa" in 1855, the city has evolved into a political and technological centre of Canada. Its original boundaries were expanded through numerous minor annexations and ultimately replaced by a new city incorporation and major amalgamation in 2001 which significantly increased its land area. The name "Ottawa" is derived from the Algonquin word adawe, meaning "to trade". Initially an Irish and French Christian settlement, Ottawa has become a multicultural city with a diverse population. The 2011 census had the city's population as 883,391, the census metropolitan area population as 1,236,324, and the National Capital Region population as 1,451,415. Mercer ranks Ottawa with the second highest quality of living of any large city in the Americas, and 14th highest in the world. It is also rated the second cleanest city in Canada, and third cleanest city in the world. In 2012, the city was ranked for the third consecutive year as the best community in Canada to live in by MoneySense.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ottawa

    capital of the Dominion of Canada, is situated 90 m. up the Ottawa River and its confluence with the St. Lawrence, between the Chaudière and Rideau Falls. Here are the Parliament buildings, the Governor-General's residence, a Roman Catholic cathedral, numerous colleges and schools, and a great library. There is some flour-milling and some iron-working, but the chief industry is lumber felling. Half the people are French Roman Catholics. It became the capital of the Dominion in 1856, and in ten years after the government was installed in its new buildings.

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