Meaning of OTTOMAN in English

OTTOMAN

— Ottomanlike , adj.

/ot"euh meuhn/ , adj., n., pl. Ottomans .

adj.

1. of or pertaining to the Ottoman Empire.

2. of or pertaining to the lands, peoples, and possessions of the Ottoman Empire.

n.

3. a Turk.

4. a Turk of the family or tribe of Osman,

5. ( l.c. ) a cushioned footstool.

6. ( l.c. ) a low cushioned seat without back or arms.

7. ( l.c. ) a kind of divan or sofa, with or without a back.

8. ( l.c. ) a corded silk or rayon fabric with large cotton cord for filling.

Also, Othman (for defs. 3, 4).

[ 1575-85; ottomano, after the founder of the empire (Ar 'uthman ); in defs. 5-8 ottomane (fem.) ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .