otto

[ot-oh]

Otto

[ot-oh; German awt-oh]
noun
  1. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “rich.”

Otto I

noun
  1. the Great, a.d. 912–973, king of the Germans 936–973; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 962–973.

Otto II

noun
  1. a.d. 955–983, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 973–983 (son of Otto I).

Otto III

noun
  1. a.d. 980–1002, king of Germany 983–1002; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 996–1002 (son of Otto II).

Otto IV

noun
  1. c1175–1218, king of Germany 1208–15; emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 1209–15.
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Examples from the Web for otto

Contemporary Examples of otto

  • The Former Governor of Illinois and onetime US Senator, Otto Kerner, died of cancer in 1976.

  • Otto Chan, my friend and contact in this elite world warned me in advance not to say it.

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    Bros Love Dragon Boats

    Daniel Genis

    August 10, 2014

  • The Franks moved to Amsterdam, which they knew to be a refuge, as well as a place where Otto had connections.

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    Anne Frank’s Amsterdam

    Russell Shorto

    October 12, 2013

  • Otto Frank was prescient, and he decided that for the foreseeable future Germany was not going to be a comfortable place for Jews.

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    Anne Frank’s Amsterdam

    Russell Shorto

    October 12, 2013

  • By 1933, Otto and Edith Frank had two daughters: Margot, who was seven, and Anne, who was four.

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    Anne Frank’s Amsterdam

    Russell Shorto

    October 12, 2013

Historical Examples of otto

  • Otto waited until all the children had gone, and the room was empty.

    Rico and Wiseli

    Johanna Spyri

  • Otto and Pussy also paid several visits, armed with dainties for their favorite.

    Rico and Wiseli

    Johanna Spyri

  • And Otto ran away barely in time to catch the groom, who was going for the hay.

    Rico and Wiseli

    Johanna Spyri

  • She grew red and redder, just as if Otto had detected her in something mischievous.

    Rico and Wiseli

    Johanna Spyri

  • As much as this Otto understood, accompanied by screams and sobs.

    Rico and Wiseli

    Johanna Spyri


British Dictionary definitions for otto

otto

noun
  1. another name for attar

Otto

noun
  1. Rudolf (ˈruːdɔlf). 1869–1937, German theologian: his best-known work is The Idea of the Holy (1923)

Otto IV

noun
  1. ?1175–1218. German king and Holy Roman Emperor (1198–1215): invaded S Italy (1210) but was later (1214) defeated by France and deposed

Otto I

Otho I

noun
  1. called the Great. 912–73 ad, king of Germany (936–73); Holy Roman Emperor (962–73)
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