What does Ontario mean?

Definitions for Ontario
ɒnˈtɛər iˌoʊOntari·o

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Lake Ontario, Ontarionoun

    the smallest of the Great Lakes

  2. Ontarionoun

    a prosperous and industrialized province in central Canada

Wiktionary

  1. Ontarionoun

    A lake between Ontario province and New York State.

    Etymology: Probably from .

  2. Ontarionoun

    A province in eastern Canada that has Toronto as its capital.

    Etymology: Probably from .

  3. Ontarionoun

    A city in California.

    Etymology: Probably from .

  4. Ontarionoun

    A town in Oregon.

    Etymology: Probably from .

Freebase

  1. Ontario

    Ontario is one of the provinces of Canada, located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province or territory by an impressive margin, accounting for almost 40% of all Canadians, and is the second largest province in total area. Ontario is fourth largest in total area when the territories of the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are included. It is home to the nation's capital city, Ottawa, and the nation's most populous city, Toronto. Ontario is bordered by the province of Manitoba to the west, Hudson Bay and James Bay to the north, and Quebec to the east, and to the south by the U.S. states of Minnesota, Michigan, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania. All but a small part of Ontario's 2,700 km border with the United States follows inland waterways: from the west at Lake of the Woods, eastward along the major rivers and lakes of the Great Lakes/Saint Lawrence River drainage system. These are the Rainy River, the Pigeon River, Lake Superior, the St. Marys River, Lake Huron, the St. Clair River, Lake St. Clair, the Detroit River, Lake Erie, the Niagara River, Lake Ontario and along the St. Lawrence River from Kingston, Ontario, to the Quebec boundary just east of Cornwall, Ontario.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ontario

    third largest, most populous, richest, and most important province of Canada, lies N. of the great lakes between Quebec and Manitoba, and is thrice the size of Great Britain; the surface is mostly undulating; there are many small lakes, the chief rivers flow eastward to join the Ottawa; agriculture is the chief industry, enormous crops of wheat, maize, and other cereals are raised; stock-rearing and dairy-farming are important; the climate is subject to less extremes than that of Quebec, but the winter is still severe; there are rich mineral deposits, especially of iron, copper, lead, and silver, petroleum and salt; manufactures of agricultural implements, hardware, textiles, and leather are carried on; Toronto (181) is the largest town, Ottawa (44) is the capital of the Dominion, Hamilton (49) an important railway centre; the prosperity of the province is largely promoted by the magnificent waterways, lakes, rivers, and canals with which it is furnished. Founded by loyalists from the United States after the Declaration of Independence, the province was constituted in 1791 as Upper Canada, united to Quebec or Lower Canada in 1840, it received its present name on the federation of Canada in 1867; education in it is free and well conducted; there are many colleges and universities; municipal and provincial government is enlightened and well organised; the prevalent religious faith is Protestant.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ontario

    A province of Canada lying between the provinces of Manitoba and Quebec. Its capital is Toronto. It takes its name from Lake Ontario which is said to represent the Iroquois oniatariio, beautiful lake. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p892 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p391)

Etymology and Origins

  1. Ontario

    From the Indian Onontae, which expresses “the village on the mountain,” whence the tribe of the Onondagas derive their name.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ontario in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ontario in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Ontario in a Sentence

  1. Environment Minister Glen Murray:

    Climate change is not a distant threat - it is already costing the people of Ontario.

  2. Bob Dylan:

    Leon Redbonecrossed went on to put out 16 more records. Leon Redbonecrossed career got a boost in the early 1970s when Bob Dylan met Bob Dylan at the Mariposa Folk Festival in Ontario, Canada, and praised Leon Redbonecrossed performance. Bob Dylan said that if Bob Dylan ever started a label, Bob Dylan would have signed Leon Redbonecrossed. Leon interests me, ive heard hes anywhere from 25 to 60, Ive been( a foot and a half from him) and I cant tell, but you got ta see him. He does old Jimmie Rodgers, then turns around and does a Robert Johnson.

  3. David Hearn:

    That's got to be tearing at Ontario Graham DeLaet heart strings not being able to finish Ontario Graham DeLaet round, i know how much this tournament means to every Canadian in this field and how much it means to Ontario Graham DeLaet. I just hope Ontario Graham DeLaet gets healthy again, soon.

  4. Jonathan Rose:

    I do think there's a bit of spillover from populism in the United States that could have washed over the Ontario election, it's hard to believe that someone who has never held office other than as a municipal councillor ... is elected to lead the largest economy in a G7 country.

  5. Rob Ford:

    We will protect good jobs in Ontario... we will protect our agriculture, manufacturing and resource industries.

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  • Danny Smithana
    Ontoreyo—-was the Indian name for the region around Niagara Falls— it was (onto- re-yo)meaning “it seems to be the voice of God” explaining the intimidating sound of the falls. By sound language it was that voice coming from the top of the mountain or from heaven. Thus ‘the village on the mountain.’ error. —- 
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