Odessa


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O·des·sa

 (ō-dĕs′ə)
1. or O·de·sa (ō-dĕs′ə) A city of southern Ukraine on Odessa Bay, an arm of the Black Sea. Said to occupy the site of an ancient Greek colony that disappeared between the 3rd and 4th centuries ad, Odessa was established as a Tatar fortress in the 14th century, passed to Turkey in 1764, and was captured by Russia in the 1790s. It is a major port, naval base, and resort.
2. A city of western Texas south-southwest of Lubbock. It grew after the discovery of oil in the 1920s.

Odessa

(əʊˈdɛsə; Russian aˈdjɛsə)
n
(Placename) a port in S Ukraine on the Black Sea: the chief Russian grain port in the 19th century; university (1865); industrial centre and important naval base. Pop: 1 010 000 (2005 est)

O•des•sa

(oʊˈdɛs ə)

n.
1. a seaport in S Ukraine, on the Black Sea. 1,115,000.
2. a city in W Texas. 95,010.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Odessa - a port city of south central Ukraine on an arm of the Black SeaOdessa - a port city of south central Ukraine on an arm of the Black Sea
Ukraine, Ukrayina - a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century
2.Odessa - a city in western Texas
Lone-Star State, Texas, TX - the second largest state; located in southwestern United States on the Gulf of Mexico
Translations
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References in classic literature ?
Odessa is about twenty hours' run from Sebastopol, and is the most northerly port in the Black Sea.
I have not felt so much at home for a long time as I did when I "raised the hill" and stood in Odessa for the first time.
We were only to stay here a day and a night and take in coal; we consulted the guide-books and were rejoiced to know that there were no sights in Odessa to see; and so we had one good, untrammeled holyday on our hands, with nothing to do but idle about the city and enjoy ourselves.
They had branch houses at Alexandria and Odessa, and correspondents here, there, and everywhere, along the shores of the Mediterranean, and in the ports of the East.
They contained an account of goods shipped to the London house on board vessels sailing from Smyrna and Odessa, and they were signed by the masters of the ships, who thereby acknowledged the receipt of the goods, and undertook to deliver them safely to the persons owning them, as directed.
His new brethren gave him letters to the Kiev and Odessa Masons and promised to write to him and guide him in his new activity.
Philip knew that on the days Foinet came to the studio he lunched at a little restaurant in the Rue d'Odessa, and he hurried his own meal so that he could go and wait outside till the painter came out.
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The cases of Dolsky in Odessa, and of Leturier in Montpellier, will occur at once to any toxicologist.
Incredible as it may seem to foreigners, it is literally true that in a single building in New York, the Hudson Terminal, there are more telephones than in Odessa or Madrid, more than in the two kingdoms of Greece and Bulgaria combined.
"The postmaster tells me his office has received letters postmarked Odessa for more than a year."
From time to time I heard some vague account of his doings: of his summons to Odessa in the case of the Trepoff murder, of his clearing up of the singular tragedy of the Atkinson brothers at Trincomalee, and finally of the mission which he had accomplished so delicately and successfully for the reigning family of Holland.