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[oh-des-uh; for 1 also Russian uh-dye-suh] /oʊˈdɛs ə; for 1 also Russian ʌˈdyɛ sə/
a seaport in S Ukraine, on the Black Sea.
a city in W Texas. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I shall arrive at Odessa and from there go straight to Harkov.

  • Chicago is remarkable chiefly as a grain city—like Odessa, on the Baltic.

    Old Mackinaw W. P. Strickland.
  • One of the stowaways, a passportless woman whom the aged captain was taking with him to Odessa, did not rejoice for some time.

  • The messenger from Odessa was dismissed with a negative reply.

    Rabbi and Priest Milton Goldsmith
  • In Odessa he found occupation in the harbour and the salt-works.

    Maxim Gorki Hans Ostwald
British Dictionary definitions for Odessa


/əʊˈdɛsə; Russian aˈdjɛsə/
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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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