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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

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.


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)


(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.
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
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The goods destined for this wide and wandering traffic were put up at the warehouses of the company in Montreal, and conveyed in batteaux, or boats and canoes, up the river Attawa, or Ottowa, which falls into the St.
Oliver Sherwood's eight-year-old won his first four starts this season before finishing third to Ottowa at Uttoxeter and runner-up to Dom Samourai at Haydock.
A week later Ottowa spearheaded a Nicholls treble, then Court Melody won the big race at Sandown.
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Coral: 5 Dom Samourai (from 6), 7 Earth Summit, Tamarindo, 8 Eudipe, 10 Forest Ivory, Macgeorge, Seven Towers, 11 Fiddling The Facts, 12 Coome Hill, Cyborgo, Ottowa, The Grey Monk, 14 bar.
He schooled on Thursday and we are delighted with him," said trainer Paul Nicholls, who also gave Ottowa the green light to take on Florida Pearl on Wednesday.
Another trainer with a host of entries is Paul Nicholls, who is six-handed and rates recent Aintree casualty Ottowa (9st 11lb) as the leading raider from his Somerset stables.
A week later Court Melody lifted the Agfa Diamond Limited Handicap Chase at Sandown while Ottowa collected the Singer & Friedlander National Trial at Uttoxeter, where Calling Wild also won a novice handicap chase.
Seven rivals, among them last year's Becher winner Samlee, Paul Nicholls' good stayer Ottowa and Aintree Fox Hunters winner Cavalero, line up against Earth Summit, who has been enjoying life on the celebrity circuit since he beat Suny Bay in desperate conditions in April.
Talented Timmy Murphy will make a bold bid to land the spoils with Ottowa.
POSITIVES: Ottowa scored first time out last season and subsequently won two valuable prizes at Uttoxeter and Chepstow a furlong either side of this trip.
He won his last four point-to-points in Ireland and he ran a cracking race at Worcester last time against Ottowa but did not get home over the three miles and some of our horses were wrong at the time," reported Hodges.