Definitions for ottomanˈɒt ə mən
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Ot•to•manˈɒt ə mən(adj.; n.)(pl.)-mans.
(adj.)of or pertaining to the Ottoman Empire or its rulers.
Category: Western History, Peoples
(n.)a member of the dynasty descended from Osman that ruled the Ottoman Empire. a Turkish citizen of the Ottoman state.
(l.c.) a cushioned footstool. a low cushioned seat without back or arms. a kind of divan or sofa, with or without a back.
(l.c.) a heavy, lustrous fabric of wool, silk, or other fibers woven with broad, horizontal ribs.
Origin of Ottoman:
1575–85; < F < It ottomano, after the founder of the empire (Ar ‘uthmān); in defs. 5-8 < F ottomane (fem.)
Ottoman, Ottoman Turk, Osmanli(noun)
a Turk (especially a Turk who is a member of the tribe of Osman I)
Ottoman, Ottoman dynasty(noun)
the Turkish dynasty that ruled the Ottoman Empire from the 13th century to its dissolution after World War I
ottoman, pouf, pouffe, puff, hassock(noun)
thick cushion used as a seat
footstool, footrest, ottoman, tuffet(adj)
a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person
of or relating to the Ottoman Empire or its people or its culture
An upholstered sofa, without arms or a back, sometimes with a compartment for storing linen, etc.
A low stool or thick cushion used to rest the feet or as a seat.
A fabric with a pronounced ribbed or corded effect, often made of silk or a mixture .
A Turk from the period of Ottoman Empire.
Of the Islamic empire of Turkey.
Origin: From Middle Ottoman, from post-classical Ottomanus, from personal name (‘uthmān). Osman is the Turkish spelling of the male Arabic given name Uthman, therefore the Ottoman Empire is sometimes referred to as the Osman Empire, Osmanic Empire, or Osmanian Empire, after Osman I.