noun, plural Ot·ta·was, (especially collectively) Ot·ta·wa for 5.
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Other Western cities have been attacked as well, including Madrid, London, Brussels and Ottawa.Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea|Bruce Riedel|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
By 1931, Karsh had returned to Ottawa and opened his own studio.The Man Who Photographed the 20th Century’s Greatest Icons|Chantel Tattoli|December 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Queen first attended Chogm in Ottawa, Canada, in 1973 – missing the first one in 1971 – and has been at every summit since.
The 33-year-old made several trips from his home in Ottawa to the U.K.
The royal couple are currently in Ottawa, and tomorrow will set out for Nunavut, in Iqaluit, which sounds very far north indeed.
By this route fifty dollars was saved on every ton of freight from Ottawa to the middle north.The Story of Isaac Brock|Walter R. Nursey
He was the inventor of a beer which bore his name, something like our Ottawa, with a stick in it, by one Dr. Irish.The Funny Side of Physic|A. D. Crabtre
A week after I got there, Ottawa fell, and the retreat started.Time and Time Again|Henry Beam Piper
Meanwhile, in Ottawa, an unrivalled political tactician was watching the situation.The Tribune of Nova Scotia|W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
Her father had gone down to Ottawa a week before, and was expected back on this day.The American Baron|James De Mille
Canadian capital, founded 1827 as Bytown, named for English officer John By, who oversaw construction of the canal there; renamed 1854, when it became capital, for the Ottawa River, which took its name from the Algonquian people who lived in Michigan and Ontario. Their name is said to be from adawe "to trade."
1560s (implied in Canadian), said to be a Latinized form of a word for "village" in an Iroquoian language of the St. Lawrence valley that had gone extinct by 1600. Most still-spoken Iroquoian languages have a similar word (e.g. Mohawk kana:ta "town"). Canada goose is attested from 1772.
Nation in northern North America, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Pacific Ocean and Alaska to the west, and the United States to the south. Its capital is Ottawa, and its largest city is Toronto. In area, Canada is the second largest nation in the world, behind Russia.