American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of southern Ukraine on Odessa Bay, an arm of the Black Sea. Said to occupy the site of an ancient Greek colony that disappeared between the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D., Odessa was established as a Tartar fortress in the 14th century, passed to Turkey in 1764, and was captured by Russia in the 1790s. It is a major port, naval base, and resort. Population: 1,010,000.
- A city of western Texas south-southwest of Lubbock. It was a small ranching town until the discovery of oil in the area. Population: 95,200.
- n. A Ukrainian port city on the Black Sea.
- n. A city in United States state of Texas.
- n. Odesa province (oblast) of Ukraine.
- n. a port city of south central Ukraine on an arm of the Black Sea
- n. a city in western Texas
- Russian Одесса (Odéssa), supposedly originates from a name of an ancient Greek settlement Odessos. Compare Ukrainian Одеса (Odésa). (Wiktionary)
“ODESSA - Several years ago, Odessa truck driver Chris Andersen was somewhere in the Midwest, eastbound in a make-do truck when he looked in his rearview mirror and saw a familiar sight -”
“ODESSA (August 7, 2009) -- Erin Knox was dominant in the circle, firing a two-hitter, as the Lakeview junior league softball all-stars picked up a 9-5 victory over New Mexico in the opening game of the Southwest Regional tournament in Odessa.”
“Jumburrito, like many places in Odessa, is closed on Sunday evenings.”
“Patricia Hayes Franklin, who died yesterday in Odessa, Texas, like so many of us first came to Mexico on a whim ... as a college girl in 1953, visiting her sister in Del Rio and crossing into Ciudad Acuña to watch a bull fight.”
“To celebrate the launch of One Wild Life, Clare Mulvaney's book which tells the amazing stories of social entrepreneurs, a launch party is being held on Friday 17th April, 8pm in Odessa Club, Dublin 2.”
“I'm on a first-name basis with the postman," confesses Thompson, 27, a college student and mother of two boys in Odessa, Texas.”
“Janet, I read and greatly enjoyed Moonlight in Odessa two or three months ago and recommended it to my book club.”
“Being a Texan living in Odessa, I just absolutely loved seeing this entry of yours.”
“I have a friend in Odessa and I'm pretty sure he recommended it to me as a place to eat.”
“There was a great Mexican Restaurant in Odessa, Texas called Manuel's where I tried them the first time.”
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