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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 a.k.a. Ottawa, Minnesota: Ottawa is an unincorporated community in Ottawa Township, Le Sueur County, Minnesota, United States.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

There are other places with in their name, like Ottawa Hills, Ottawa South, Ottawa Tavern, 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.

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 Rough Guide to Canada (2004)

by Tim Jepson, Phil Lee, Tania Smith, Emma Rose Rees, Christian Williams, John Shandy Watson

e o t • Nightlife and entertainment Ottawa is a major port of call for big-name rock and pop acts, most of whom appear at the Corel Centre, about 15km southwest of downtown in Kanata (® 6 ...

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 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 previewA Fair Country (2009)

Telling Truths About Canada by John Ralston Saul

Yet Ottawa is the capital of a country with two official languages. It is the place chosen by the people's representatives to be the centre of our government, but also to become a place that illustrates the national character in its full complexity.

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 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 previewThe Stone Diaries (2008)

(Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) by Carol Shields

They think Ottawa is a town in south-central Illinois , ...

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 previewNon-constitutional Renewal (1998)

by Steven Alexander Kennett

things begin to go awry on the provincial front, it is no longer obvious that an appeal to Ottawa is the first-best avenue for recourse."209 Courchene argues that two implications follow, both of which relate directly to the design of mechanisms ...

Google previewNorth America (2006)

by Mary Virginia Fox

Ottawa is the capital city of Canada. The Canadian parliament meets there.

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 (1998)

by Donald 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 ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1906)

by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby

An important Algon- quian tribe originally living about the upper Ottawa River, Canada, and carrying on an active trade by water between the Eastern tribes and those of the lakes. They were the allies and friends of the French and the Huron, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1903)

A General Dictionary of the Arts and Sciences, Literature, History, Biography, Geography, Etc., of the World; Editor-in-chief, Frederick Converse Beach ... Managing Editor, Forrest Morgan ... Assistant Editors, Nathan Haskell Dole ... Edward Thomas Roe ... Thomas Campbell Copeland ... by Frederick Converse Beach, Forrest Morgan, George Edwin Rines, Nathan Haskell Dole, E. T. Roe, Thomas Campbell Copeland

The Ottawa River, extending into a vast forest region northwest beyond Lake Nipissing, is the great route by which lumber of a large district is brought to Ottawa to be manufactured. In 1827 the Rideau Canal was opened; it passes through the ...

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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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Scrabble value of O1T1T1A1W4A1

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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