from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The dialect of Ojibwa spoken by the Ottawa.
- 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 1854. Victoria chose it as the capital of the United Provinces of Canada in 1858. In 1867 it became the capital of the newly formed confederation. Population: 840,000.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An Algonquian people closely related to the Ojibwe; also spelt Ottowa.
- proper n. The Ottawa dialect of Ojibwe; also spelt Odawa or Odaawaa.
- proper n. The capital of Canada, located in the province of Ontario.
- proper n. The government of Canada.
- proper n. A river flowing SE between Ontario and Quebec into the St. Lawrence River.
- proper n. A city in Illinois.
- proper n. A town in Ohio.
- n. A member of the Ottawa people.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of the Algonquian people of southern Ontario
- n. the capital of Canada (located in southeastern Ontario across the Ottawa river from Quebec)
- n. a river in southeastern Canada that flows along the boundary between Quebec and Ontario to the Saint Lawrence River near Montreal
Ojibwa odaawaa.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Said to be from Ojibwe odaawaa ("traders"). (Wiktionary)