from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- Founder of the Ottoman dynasty that ruled Turkey after the 13th century. He controlled most of northwest Asia Minor.
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- noun the conqueror of Turkey who founded the Ottoman Empire and the Ottoman dynasty that ruled Turkey after the 13th century; conquered most of Asia Minor and assumed the title of emir in 1299 (1259-1326)
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