What does Ottawa mean?

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ˈɒt ə wəOt·tawa

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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)


  1. Ottawa(Noun)

    A member of the Ottawa people.

    Etymology: Said to be from odaawaa.

  2. Ottawa(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: Said to be from odaawaa.

  3. Ottawa(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: Said to be from odaawaa.

  4. Ottawa(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: Said to be from odaawaa.

  5. Ottawa(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: Said to be from odaawaa.

  6. Ottawa(ProperNoun)

    A city in Illinois.

    Etymology: Said to be from odaawaa.

  7. Ottawa(ProperNoun)

    A town in Ohio.

    Etymology: Said to be from odaawaa.


  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.

Rap Dictionary

  1. ottawa

    Contents 1 Ottawa 2 Area Codes 3 Fu** The Police 4 Hoods 5 Gangs 6 Defunct Gangs 7 Graffiti 8 Rappers 9 Professional Sports Teams Ottawa This article will include information on both Ottawa and Gatineau. Together the 2 cities make up what is called the National Capital Region. Ottawa is the capital of Canada and the country's fourth largest city, as well as the second largest city in the province of Ontario. In 2005 the population of Ottawa was estimated at 860,928, while the population off the larger Censuss Metropolitan Area was estimated at 1,168,788, the National Capital Region (Ottawa/Gatineau) has a population of 1,451,415 during the last census. Ottawa lies on the banks of the Ottawa River, a major waterwayy that forms the boundary between Ontario and Quebec. Gatineau is the third largest city in the province of Quebec, and together with Ottawa makes up what is refered to as the National Capital Region. The population of Gatineau is listed at 242,124, the Census Metropolitan Area has a population of 282,627, while the National Capital Region has a population of 1,451,415. The city of Gatineau lies adjacent to the city of Ottawa seperated only by the Ottawa River. The 2 cities are connected by road, rail and ferry. Area Codes The National Capital Region is currently home to 2 area codes, and a 3rd is on its way in the near future. Currently Area Code 613 serves the Ontario side of the Ottawa River, and Area Code 819 serves the Quebec Side of the Ottawa River. In 1-2 years time the Ontario side of the Ottawa River will have a second area code added: 343. Fu** The Police The Ottawa Police have been accused of amid racial profiling amongst the cities visible minorities. In 2004, an 18-year old black teenager was driving home in his mothers Mercedes-Benz with his window down when an Ottawa Police officer immediately did a U-turn and began to follow him. The officer pulled over the teen for no apparent reason. There have been several cases of alleged police brutality by members of the Ottawa Police services. Most notable, Constable Martin Cardinal was caught on camcorder banging a female's head on his cruiser. Cardinal was convicted, but ordered to rejoin the force. In 2005, yet another assault by members of the Ottawa police was recorded on camera. Constable Shane Henderson was caught on tape assaulting a civilian from Montreal at a Tim Hortons coffee shop. The case is still under investigation. Ottawa Police Denies Racial Profiling Business Man Brutalized by Ottawa Police Police Shoot & Kill Suspect Hoods Bayshore, Caldwell, Carlington, Cedarwood,aka CC Centertown, Debra-Dynes,aka D-Block Donald, Draper,aka DPR Heatherington,aka H-Block Hunt Club Woods, Ledbury-Banff,aka LB Meadowbrook, Monterey, Mechanicsville, Overbrook,aka OB Penny/Michelle Heights,aka The Heights Queensdale, Rideau St., Ritchie-Ramsey,aka Double R Russell,aka Russlin Sandlewood,aka CC Sandy Hill, Somerset St. W, Trappers,aka Trap Park Uplands, Vanier, Walkley, Gangs Asian Boyz, Asociacion Ñeta, A-Team, Cedarwood Crips, Central Park Click, Donald Project Gangstas, Gilder Boys, H-Block Crips, Hell's Angels, Ledbury-Banff Crips, Lowertown Militia, Overbrook Bloods, Overbrook Crips, Russell Ridaz, Sandlewood Crips, South Side Souljaz, Trappers Park Crew, Viet Boyz, VVT, West Side Bloods. Defunct Gangs Ace Crew, Double R Bloods, Southside Crips. Graffiti A city council committee wants Ottawa's anti-graffiti budget more than tripled next year to almost $2.5 million but was persuaded to save the city's two legal graffiti walls. The transportation and community and protective services committee unanimously endorsed a plan Thursday that would boost the city's $585,000 budget for graffiti prevention and removal by $1.9 million. But the plan was revised so it would not wipe out a wall downtownn and one in the city's south where graffiti is allowed. The plan must go to full council for final approval. At Thursday's meeting, a number of speakers favoured cracking down harder on illegal, unwanted painting and scribbling on structures around the city that they say hurts tourism and civic pride. "Nail the little donkeys that are doing the damage," said Rob Sproule, chair of the city's business advisory committee, who said he is sick of the problem. Rappers Babble Goons, Belly, Cashtro, Deuce-Deuce, Diction, DL Incognito, Half-Sized Giants, Khalifa, Nine Planets, Mischief, Niko Doughski, S.C.R.I.P.T., SixOneThird, I.O, Young G a.k.a. Young Jihad, Professional Sports Teams Ottawa iss home to the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League. Ottawa 67's a junior ice hockey team, that plays in Ontario Hockey League Ottawa Rapids of the Can-Am Baseball League

Etymology and Origins

  1. Ottawa

    Expresses the Indian for “traders.”

How to pronounce Ottawa?

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How to say Ottawa in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ottawa in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ottawa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Ottawa in a Sentence

  1. Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich:

    We advise Washington and Ottawa to think about the consequences of such actions. Meanwhile, we will work on retaliatory measures.

  2. Ray Mildenberger:

    We're not a country, we're 10 areas that support one area, Ottawa.

  3. Jeh Johnson:

    We have no specific, credible intelligence of an attack of the kind in Paris last week being planned by terrorist organizations in this country, but, the reasons for these measures should be self-evident to the public : the recent attacks in Paris, Ottawa, Sydney, and elsewhere, along with the recent public calls by terrorist organizations for attacks on Western objectives, including aircraft, military personnel, and government installations and civilian personnel.

  4. Nodin Nganji:

    When it comes to protests that I've been part of here in Toronto, or ones that I saw in the media in Ottawa or Vancouver or Montreal, there were mostly two races -- Black and White. Yes, there were a few Asians, but very, very few, i see Black people raising posters, I see white people raising posters. I see very few Brown people engaging in these conversations, or protesting, or donating, or speaking out. I don't think many even recognize their privilege. I know we have some Asian people who are our allies, but from my end it's not enough.

  5. Chief Executive Brian Ferguson:

    The other piece of the equation here that I am watching carefully is for fiscal and regulatory clarity out of Ottawa. I expect to see that in the next few months.

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