Ottoman Empire

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Ottoman Empire

also Turkish Empire
A vast Turkish sultanate of southwest Asia, northeast Africa, and southeast Europe. It was founded in the 1200s by Osman I and ruled by his descendants until its dissolution after World War I. Originally a small state controlled by Ottoman or Osmanli Turks, it spread rapidly, superseding the Byzantine Empire in the east.

Ottoman Empire

n
(Historical Terms) the former Turkish empire in Europe, Asia, and Africa, which lasted from the late 13th century until the end of World War I. Also called: Turkish Empire

Ot′toman Em′pire


n.
a Turkish state that was founded about 1300 by Osman and reached its greatest territorial extent under Suleiman in the 16th century; collapsed after World War I. Cap.: Constantinople.

Ottoman empire

1300–1922 The Turkish empire that replaced the Byzantine empire and dominated the eastern Mediterranean throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.
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Noun1.Ottoman empire - a Turkish sultanate of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa and southeastern EuropeOttoman Empire - a Turkish sultanate of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa and southeastern Europe; created by the Ottoman Turks in the 13th century and lasted until the end of World War I; although initially small it expanded until it superseded the Byzantine Empire
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Translations
Osmanien valtakunta
Oszmán Birodalom