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n. pl. Ot·to·mans
A Turk, especially a member of the family or tribe of Osman I.
1. Of or relating to the Ottoman Empire or its people, language, or culture.
[French, from New Latin ottomanus, ultimately (perhap influenced by Medieval Latin turcomannus, Turkmen) from Arabic 'uṯmānī, of Osman I, Ottoman, from 'uṯmān, original Arabic form and source of the Turkish male given name Osman.]
n. pl. ot·to·mans
a. An upholstered sofa or divan without arms or a back.
b. An upholstered low seat or cushioned footstool.
2. A heavy silk or rayon fabric with a corded texture, usually used for coats and trimmings.
[French ottomane, feminine of ottoman, Ottoman; see Ottoman.]
1. (Historical Terms) history of or relating to the Ottomans or the Ottoman Empire
2. (Languages) denoting or relating to the Turkish language
n, pl -mans
(Peoples) a member of a Turkish people who invaded the Near East in the late 13th century
[C17: from French, via Medieval Latin, from Arabic Othmāni Turkish, from Turkish Othman Osman I]
n, pl -mans
a. a low padded seat, usually armless, sometimes in the form of a chest
b. a cushioned footstool
2. (Textiles) a corded fabric
[C17: from French ottomane, feminine of Ottoman]
Ot•to•man(ˈɒt ə mən)
adj., n., pl. -mans. adj.
1. of or pertaining to the Ottoman Empire or its rulers.n.
a. a member of the dynasty descended from Osman that ruled the Ottoman Empire.
b. a Turkish citizen of the Ottoman state.
a. a cushioned footstool.
b. a low cushioned seat without back or arms.
c. a kind of divan or sofa, with or without a back.
4. (l.c.) a heavy, lustrous fabric of wool, silk, or other fibers woven with broad, horizontal ribs.
[1575–85; < French < Italian ottomano, after the founder of the empire (Arabic ‘uthmān); in definitions 5-8 < French ottomane (feminine)]
A long upholstered seat, with or without a back.
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|Noun||1.||Ottoman - a Turk (especially a Turk who is a member of the tribe of Osman I)|
Turk - a native or inhabitant of Turkey
|2.||Ottoman - the Turkish dynasty that ruled the Ottoman Empire from the 13th century to its dissolution after World War I|
dynasty - a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
|3.||ottoman - thick cushion used as a seat|
seat - furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not enough seats for all the guests"
|4.||ottoman - a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person|
stool - a simple seat without a back or arms
|Adj.||1.||Ottoman - of or relating to the Ottoman Empire or its people or its culture|