Ottawa


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Ot·ta·wa 1

 (ŏt′ə-wə, -wä′, -wô′)
n. pl. Ottawa or Ot·ta·was
1. A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the northern shore of Lake Huron, with later settlements throughout the upper Great Lakes region. Present-day Ottawa populations are located mainly in southern Ontario, northern Michigan, and Oklahoma.
2. The dialect of Ojibwa spoken by the Ottawa.

[Ojibwa odaawaa.]

Ot·ta·wa 2

 (ŏt′ə-wə)
The capital of Canada, in southeast Ontario at the confluence of the Ottawa River and the Rideau Canal. It was founded as Bytown during the construction of the Rideau Canal and renamed Ottawa in 1855. Queen Victoria chose it as the capital of the Province of Canada in 1857. In 1867 it became the capital of the new Dominion of Canada.

Ottawa

(ˈɒtəwə)
n
1. (Placename) the capital of Canada, in E Ontario on the Ottawa River: name changed from Bytown to Ottawa in 1854. Pop: 883 391 (2011)
2. (Placename) a river in central Canada, rising in W Quebec and flowing west, then southeast to join the St Lawrence River as its chief tributary at Montreal; forms the border between Quebec and Ontario for most of its length. Length: 1120 km (696 miles)

Ot•ta•wa

(ˈɒt ə wə)

n., pl. -was, (esp. collectively) -wa.
1. the capital of Canada, in SE Ontario. 313,987.
2. a river in SE Canada, flowing SE into the St. Lawrence at Montreal. 685 mi. (1105 km) long.
3.
a. a member of an American Indian people living on Manitoulin Island and adjacent shores of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay at time of first contact: later dispersed in large part, and now living also on reserves in lower Michigan and in Oklahoma.
b. the dialect of Ojibwa spoken by the Ottawas.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Ottawa - a member of the Algonquian people of southern Ontario
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; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
2.Ottawa - a river in southeastern Canada that flows along the boundary between Quebec and Ontario to the Saint Lawrence River near Montreal
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
3.Ottawa - the capital of Canada (located in southeastern Ontario across the Ottawa river from Quebec)
Ontario - a prosperous and industrialized province in central Canada
Translations
أوتاوا
Ottawa
Ottawa
References in classic literature ?
Their wants and caprices being supplied, they would take leave of the governor, strike their tents, launch their canoes, and ply their way up the Ottawa to the lakes.
Twelve, fifteen, eighteen months would often elapse without any tidings of them, when they would come sweeping their way down the Ottawa in full glee, their canoes laden down with packs of beaver skins.
Every now and then a large body of Ottawas, Hurons, and other tribes who hunted the countries bordering on the great lakes, would come down in a squadron of light canoes, laden with beaver skins, and other spoils of their year's hunting.
First thing you know, he'll be running an election himself, and going off to Ottawa for half the year and leaving his practice to go to the dogs."
Lynde says Canada is going to the dogs the way things are being run at Ottawa and that it's an awful warning to the electors.
Ottawa is an active production centre, perhaps second dog to Toronto, but still one of the busiest in the country.
The Government of Canada is committed to safeguarding our countrys freshwater resources for generations to come, including the Ottawa River watershed.
Headquartered in Ottawa, Illinois, Ottawa Bancorp Inc.
Around 70,000 customers were still without power in Canada's Ottawa and Gatineau on Sunday, in the aftermath of significant damages left behind by two tornadoes that tore through the region last week.
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Penalties -- Desharnais, Mon (hooking), 3:56; Ottawa bench, served by Ryan (face-off violation), 8:34; Emelin, Mon (interference), 15:00.
31 November 2014 - US-based bank holding company Ottawa Savings Bancorp, Inc.