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Definition of the noun ottawa

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noun - plural: Ottawas

  1. a member of the Algonquian people of southern Ontario
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: Algonquian / Algonquin = a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada


  1. Ottawa is the capital of Canada. It stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario. Ottawa borders Gatineau, Quebec; the two form the cores of the Ottawa–Gatineau census metropolitan area and the National Capital Region. The 2011 census reported a population of 883,391 within the city, and 1,236,324 within the CMA, making them the fourth-largest city and the fourth-largest CMA in Canada respectively. The City of Ottawa has since estimated it had a population of 943,260 in 2013.
  2. Ottawa is a city located at the confluence of the navigable Illinois River and Fox River in LaSalle County, Illinois, USA. The Illinois river is a conduit for river barges and connects Lake Michigan at Chicago, to the Mississippi river, and North America's 25,000 mile river system. The population estimate was 18,562 as of 2013. It is the county seat of LaSalle County and it is part of the Ottawa-Peru, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.
  3. Ottawa is a city and county seat of Franklin County, Kansas, United States. It is situated along the Marais des Cygnes River. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 12,649 and is part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
  4. Ottawa is a village in and the county seat of Putnam County, Ohio, United States. The population was 4,460 at the 2010 census.
  5. Ottawa is a town in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 3,758 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Ottawa is located in the town.
  6. Ottawa is a neighborhood in west central Toledo, Ohio, bordered by Secor Road to the west, Dorr Street to the South, and Interstate 75 to the north and east. It derives its name from the Ottawa Indians that settled in the area in the early 18th century, as well as Ottawa Park, a prominent recreational area located within the community.
    • also known as Ottawa, Toledo, Ohio
    • part of Ohio
  7. Ottawa a.k.a. Ottawa, Minnesota: Ottawa is an unincorporated community in Ottawa Township, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United States.
  8. Ottawa was the name of a former provincial electoral district in the Outaouais region of Quebec, Canada. It was located in the part of Quebec across the Ottawa River from the city of Ottawa, Ontario.
  9. Ottawa a.k.a. Ottawa, Oklahoma: Ottawa is an unincorporated place in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, in the United States. It is located along State Highway 137 in the central part of the county.
  10. Ottawa a.k.a. Ottawa, West Virginia: Ottawa is an unincorporated community and coal town in Boone County, West Virginia, United States. Ottawa is located on West Virginia Route 17 7 miles south of Madison. Ottawa has a post office with ZIP code 25149.
  11. Ottawa is a Canadian Census Division, Administrative Division.

There are other places with Ottawa in their name, like Ottawa Hills, Downtown Ottawa, Ottawa Carleton, Ottawa—carleton, Ottawa University, The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa, North Ottawa Township, South Ottawa Township, Ottawa Hills High School, Ottawa-Glandorf High School, Hindu Temple of Ottawa-Carleton, Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton, Regional Municipality of Ottawa–carleton.


  1. Ottawa a.k.a. Ottawa Language: Ottawa is a dialect of the Ojibwe language, spoken by the Ottawa people in southern Ontario in Canada, and northern Michigan in the United States. Descendants of migrant Ottawa speakers live in Kansas and Oklahoma. The first recorded meeting of Ottawa speakers and Europeans occurred in 1615 when a party of Ottawas encountered explorer Samuel de Champlain on the north shore of Georgian Bay. Ottawa is written in an alphabetic system using Latin letters, and is known to its speakers as Nishnaabemwin "speaking the native language" or Daawaamwin "speaking Ottawa".
  2. The Ottawa was a tugboat that sank in Lake Superior off the coast of Russell, Bayfield County, Wisconsin. The wreckage site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.
  3. Ottawa a.k.a. The Ottawa Indian Tribe was one of the many First Peoples tribes. It is the largest group of the major Ottawa.

Phrases with Ottawa

  1. Ottawa Barberry
  2. Neophylax Ottawa
  3. Species Neophylax Ottawa

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ottawa

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Google previewThe Americana (1911)

A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and Sciences, Literature, History, Biography, Geography, Commerce, Etc., of the World

Next to Toronto, Ottawa is the chief intellectual centre of the Dominion. Societies, etc.

Google previewThe Insider's Guide to the Colleges, 2006 (2005)

Students on Campus Tell You What You Really Want to Know, 32nd Edition by Yale Daily News

"Ottawa is a great city where there are tons of sober things to do!" Carleton is a school with several excellent engineering programs. The engineering program offers multiple areas of specialty ranging from aerospace engineering to ...

Google previewFrommer's Ottawa (2011)

by James Hale

capital, Ottawa is the hometo embassies and high commissions ...

Google previewSpotlight on Canada (2008)

by Bobbie Kalman

Ottawa is the capital of Canada. Each province and territory also has a capital. The government of each province is located in its capital city. PACIFIC OCEAN Victoria SASKATCHEWAN Ottawa is a beautiful city in the Province of Ontario.

Google previewCambridge Geographical Text Books (2014)

by A. R. Chart-Leigh

Ottawa is the seat of the Federal Government, which consists of a Governor- General (representing the King), a Senate and a House of Commons. Each province has its lieutenant-governor, parliament, and administration. N ewfoundland is ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1905)

A universal reference library comprising the arts and sciences ... commerce, etc., of the world by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach

Next to Toronto, Ottawa is the chief intellectual centre of the Dominion. .: Societies, etc.

Google previewOttawa 387 Success Secrets - 387 Most Asked Questions On Ottawa - What You Need To Know (2015)

by Steve Patrick

One of the recently developed programmes commenced by the University of Ottawa is the Free Store. The Free Store is a place in that scholars may fall off articles they no more desire and choose up articles they undertake desire for unbound.

Google previewUrban Meltdown (2007)

Cities, Climate Change and Politics-as-Usual by Clive Doucet

Ottawa is a very diaerent place from Cape Breton. It is as if the forest has never abandoned its rightful claim on the land and will soon march down from the hills to re- claim its place by pushing up through the streets and sidewalks of the city ...

Google previewFrom Pride to Influence (2009)

Towards a New Canadian Foreign Policy by Michael Hart

central role of the public service in policy development also means that, compared to Washington, Ottawa is a leak-proof capital.” Interdepartmental and interagency rivalries are addressed internally - away from the prying eyes and ...

Google previewA Traveller's History of Canada (2001)

by Robert Bothwell

Ottawa is the world's coldest capital city after Mongolia's Ulan Bator. All of these surprising facts can be found in the early pages of Robert Bothwell's fascinating, accomplished and remarkably comprehensive book. As with certain other ...

Google previewWireless Satellite & Broadcasting Newsletter

Ottawa is the sole subcontractor for Spar and will be developing a low-level beam-forming network for advanced satellite communications systems. Telesat Canada in Gloucester, Ontario, received a contract to ...

Google previewRideau Waterway (1986)

by Robert Ferguson Legget

Ottawa is a name now recognized around the world. Its citizens and its guests alike know it to be a young city, striving to keep pace with the steadily increasing demands upon it as the seat of Canada's government, and also as a centre of small ...

Google previewAn Introduction to Philosophical Methods (2010)

by Christopher Daly

The sentence “Ottawa is a capital city” describes a certain city; the sentence has descriptive meaning. 52 AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHICAL ...

Google previewHere Be Dragons (2011)

Telling Tales Of People, Passion and Power by Peter C. Newman

Ottawa is the second-coldest national capital on earth, exceeded as a harsh- weather posting in the diplomatic world only by Ulaanbaatar in Mongolia. From the streetcar window it was not hard to fmd the Parliament Buildings, since municipal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory (1993)

Approaches, Scholars, Terms by Irene Rima Makaryk

Childs (Ottawa), J. Douglas Clayton (Ottawa), Andrew Donskov (Ottawa), David Dooley (Toronto), Ina ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Atomic Espionage (2011)

by Glenmore S. Trenear-Harvey

Ottawa Apresyan, Stepan Z. New York, San Francisco Aptekar, Nikolai SERGEI London Barkovsky, ...

Google previewA Native American Encyclopedia (2000)

History, Culture, and Peoples by Barry Pritzker

War And Weapons Ottawa warriors fought with bows and arrows, war clubs, and large hide shields. Allies included the neighboring Algonquian tribes as well as the Wyandotte. Despite a close trade relationship, relations with the Huron were ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Massachusetts Indians (1999)

by Donald B. Ricky

A Treaty between the United States of America and the Wyandot, Delaware, Seneca, Shawanoe, Miami, Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatimie, Tribes of Indians, residing within the limits of the State of Ohio, and the Territories of Indiana and ...

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The Ottawa Hospital - American Sign Language

The Ottawa Hospital now offers sign language on its website. Providing individuals information in ASL and LSQ is one more way that The Ottawa Hospital is ...

Quotes about Ottawa

On the way from Chicago, I spent the summer of 1947 in Ottawa, helping to build the first of a series of econometric models for the Canadian government. (Lawrence R. Klein)
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The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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