What does Ottoman mean?

Definitions for Ottoman
ˈɒt ə mənot·toman

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ottoman, Ottoman Turk, Osmanlinoun

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

  2. Ottoman, Ottoman dynastynoun

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

  3. ottoman, pouf, pouffe, puff, hassocknoun

    thick cushion used as a seat

  4. footstool, footrest, ottoman, tuffetadjective

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

  5. Ottomanadjective

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


  1. ottomannoun

    An upholstered sofa, without arms or a back, sometimes with a compartment for storing linen, etc.

  2. ottomannoun

    A low stool or thick cushion used to rest the feet or as a seat.

  3. ottomannoun

    A fabric with a pronounced ribbed or corded effect, often made of silk or a mixture .

  4. Ottomannoun

    A Turk from the period of Ottoman Empire.

  5. Ottomanadjective

    Of the Islamic empire of Turkey.

  6. Etymology: 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.


  1. ottoman

    1) A piece of furniture: An ottoman is a type of furniture, primarily used as a footrest, which is a padded, upholstered, and typically without a back or arms. It often doubles as a makeshift coffee table and sometimes comes with a hinged top opening to reveal a built-in storage inside. 2) A historical empire: The Ottoman Empire was a vast and powerful state that existed from 1299 to 1922. Named after its founder, Osman I, it spanned across Southeast Europe, Western Asia, and North Africa. It was known for its military might, architectural innovations, and cultural and religious diversity. Turkish was the official language. 3) An ethnic group in Turkey: The Ottomans are a historical ethnic group or community from the region that was once the Ottoman Empire, particularly from present-day Turkey. They are commonly associated with the culture, traditions, and historical accomplishments of the former empire. Note: the definition can change depending on the context.


  1. Ottoman

    An ottoman is a piece of furniture consisting of a padded, upholstered seat or bench, usually having neither a back nor arms, often used as a stool or footstool, or in some cases as a coffee table. Ottomans are often sold as coordinating furniture with armchairs or gliders. An ottoman can also be known as a footstool, tuffet, hassock, or pouffe. Some ottomans are hollow and used for storage. Ottomans can be used in other rooms besides the living room, different designs can be used in the bedroom, gaming room, family room and guest room. Leather and bench ottomans are also used as alternatives to sofas.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ottoman

    ot′o-man, adj. pertaining to the Turkish Empire, founded by Othman or Osman about 1299.—n. a Turk (Shak. Ott′omite): a cushioned seat for several persons sitting with their backs to one another: a low, stuffed seat without a back: a variety of corded silk. [Fr.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ottoman in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Ottoman in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Ottoman in a Sentence

  1. President Tayyip Erdogan:

    There are people who do not wish Ottoman to be taught and learned, regardless of whether they want it or not, Ottoman will be taught and learnt in this country.

  2. Edhem Eldem:

    The gradual shift towards a more Islamic, more Ottoman perception of the real identity of the Turkish nation ... is why Gallipoli becomes part of the political agenda, as it has now.

  3. Selahattin Demirtas:

    We accept that the Armenian genocide is a reality wholeheartedly. We also accept the Kurdish responsibility in it.. If you(AKP) is so keen on embracing all the legacy of Ottoman Empire go on and embrace this as a reality. (On the question of his opinions about 1915 events of Armenian mass killings in Ottoman Empire)

  4. Bill Sellars:

    This was the first time the Ottoman Empire recorded a major military victory against world powers for 150-odd years, the empire was in decline. The 18th of March marked a point where that tide at least briefly was stemmed.

  5. Selahattin Demirtas:

    You (AKP) are very hard on C.U.P. when you wish, you can even say that "C.U.P. ideology has brought tyranny to this land". But when it is about the Armenians you can be even more pro-Enver than Enver or pro-Talat than Talat. I am truly amazed. (Referring to the 2 leaders, Enver Pasha and Talat Pasha of Committee of Union and Progress which was the de-facto ruler of Ottoman Empire during events of mass killings and deportations of Armenians.)

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