[oh-des-uh; for 1 also Russian uh-dye-suh]
- a seaport in S Ukraine, on the Black Sea.
- a city in W Texas.
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Examples from the Web for odessa
Terrorism is bad news anywhere, but especially rough on Odessa, where the city motto seems to be “make love, not war.”Is Putin Turning to Terrorism in Ukraine?
January 6, 2015
In Odessa, in the West, the conflict is only slightly more subtle.Ukraine’s Wild and Wooly Elections
October 24, 2014
A century ago Odessa was a glorious city of the Belle Epoque.In War-Torn Ukraine, Savva Libkin's Delicious Recipes for Survival
August 12, 2014
For the first time in decades, foreigners arriving in Odessa are regarded with suspicion, even anger.
Here in Odessa, the conflict has nothing to do with a linguistic divide.
In Odessa he found occupation in the harbour and the salt-works.Maxim Gorki
Chicago is remarkable chiefly as a grain city—like Odessa, on the Baltic.Old Mackinaw
W. P. Strickland.
The country from Kief to Odessa was as one vast charnel-house.
It was a flattering invitation from the congregation of Odessa.
The messenger from Odessa was dismissed with a negative reply.
- a port in S Ukraine on the Black Sea: the chief Russian grain port in the 19th century; university (1865); industrial centre and important naval base. Pop: 1 010 000 (2005 est)