noun, plural Ot·to·mans. Also Othman (for defs 3, 4).
Origin of Ottoman
Examples from the Web for ottoman
That so-called war to end wars decimated an entire generation in Britain, as it did from France to the Ottoman Empire.Blood and War: The Hard Truth About ‘Boots on the Ground’|Clive Irving|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yalta was great for strolls along the sea during the Byzantine, Ottoman and Russian empires.
The political structures established by the Ottoman Turks in the 1500s, especially in Iraq and Syria, have crumbled.Here’s What the U.S. Has to Do to Deal With the Mad Middle East|Leslie H. Gelb|July 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Until 1924, the Caliphate was the preserve of the Ottoman Empire, which was succeeded by a secular Turkish state.
Tribal, sectarian and territorial conflicts made it a constantly turbulent place, despite the hammer of Ottoman rule.
Smiling amiably, she made room for him to sit down beside her on the ottoman, but waited for him to begin the conversation.A Son of Perdition|Fergus Hume
The state of the Ottoman Empire he considered most critical.Secret History of the English Occupation of Egypt|Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
Hester was dragged down on an ottoman between two of her friends.Girls New and Old|L. T. Meade
She was sitting on an ottoman, near Minna, and now and then she caressed the hand of her hostess.The Vanishing of Betty Varian|Carolyn Wells
The decline of the Ottoman Empire was due to the corruption of the Turks that followed acquisition of wealth.Turkey|Julius R. Van Millingen
noun plural -mans
- a low padded seat, usually armless, sometimes in the form of a chest
- a cushioned footstool
Word Origin for ottoman
noun plural -mans
Word Origin for Ottoman
1580s (n.), c.1600 (adj.), from French Ottoman, from Italian Ottomano, from Arabic 'Uthmani "of or belonging to 'Uthman," Arabic masc. proper name, which in Turkish is pronounced Othman (see Osmanli), name of the founder of the dynasty and empire. Ending altered in Italian by formation of a new false singular, because -i was a plural inflection in Italian. Byron used the more correct form Othman, and a few writers have followed him. The type of couch so called (1806) because one reclined on it, which was associated with Eastern customs (see couch).