Definitions

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  • proper noun An Algonquian people closely related to the Ojibwe; also spelt Ottowa.
  • proper noun The Ottawa dialect of Ojibwe; also spelt Odawa or Odaawaa.
  • proper noun The capital of Canada, located in the province of Ontario.
  • proper noun by synecdoche The government of Canada.
  • proper noun A river flowing SE between Ontario and Quebec into the St. Lawrence River.
  • proper noun A city in Illinois.
  • proper noun A town in Ohio.
  • noun A member of the Ottawa people.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a member of the Algonquian people of southern Ontario
  • noun the capital of Canada (located in southeastern Ontario across the Ottawa river from Quebec)
  • noun a river in southeastern Canada that flows along the boundary between Quebec and Ontario to the Saint Lawrence River near Montreal

Etymologies

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Said to be from Ojibwe odaawaa ("traders").

Examples

  • OTTAWA - A married Ottawa psychiatrist continued to have unprotected sex in his office with a homosexual patient even after the patient told the doctor he was HIV-positive, court heard yesterday.

    Major crackdown in Iran...

  • OTTAWA - Momin Khawaja secretly used his Department of Foreign Affairs e-mail account to plot the mass murder of hundreds of Britons in the name of radical Islam, court heard on the opening day of the Ottawa man's landmark terror trial.

    Oh, noez! Libruls r terrorists!!! 11!11!!!!1!

  • OTTAWA - It may be the most sought-after ticket in Ottawa, but when Republican presidential hopeful John McCain addresses a sold-out luncheon tomorrow, it will be hard to find a Conservative politician in the crowd.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • OTTAWA - It may be the most sought-after ticket in Ottawa, but when Republican presidential hopeful John McCain addresses a sold-out luncheon tomorrow, it will be hard to find a Conservative politician in the crowd.

    Prime Minister's Office Cautions Tory MPs and Staff To Avoid John McCain Luncheon

  • OTTAWA - Momin Khawaja secretly used his Department of Foreign Affairs e-mail account to plot the mass murder of hundreds of Britons in the name of radical Islam, court heard on the opening day of the Ottawa man's landmark terror trial.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • OTTAWA - There is no way Canada will be able to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan by 2011, Conservative and Liberal senators said Wednesday... posted by Mark, Ottawa at 3:27 PM

    Afstan report by Senate Committee on National Security and Defence

  • ANDREW THOMPSON, "OTTAWA CITIZEN": Tonight, Nancy, she ` s still in custody, in jail here in Ottawa.

    CNN Transcript Jan 3, 2007

  • TORONTO/OTTAWA Reuters - Foreign investors face a long wait before Canada opens up its telecommunications sector as Ottawa eyes a possible election this year and battles the industry's regulator.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • TORONTO/OTTAWA Reuters - Foreign investors face a long wait before Canada opens up its telecommunications sector as Ottawa eyes a possible election this year and battles the industry's regulator.

    Reuters: Top News

  • OTTAWA - A Transportation Safety Board investigation is under way after a commuter plane on its way into Ottawa from Washington Dulles airport skidded off a runway Wednesday afternoon.

    canada.com Top Stories

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