Ottoman

[ot-uh-muhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the Ottoman Empire.
2.
of or pertaining to the lands, peoples, and possessions of the Ottoman Empire.
noun, plural Ottomans. Also, Othman (for defs 3, 4).
3.
a Turk.
4.
a Turk of the family or tribe of Osman.
5.
(lowercase) a cushioned footstool.
6.
(lowercase) a low cushioned seat without back or arms.
7.
(lowercase) a kind of divan or sofa, with or without a back.
8.
(lowercase) a corded silk or rayon fabric with large cotton cord for filling.

Origin:
1575–85; < French < Italian ottomano, after the founder of the empire (Arabic ʿuthmān); in defs. 5–8 < French ottomane (feminine)

Ottomanlike, adjective
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ottoman (ˈɒtəmən)
 
n , pl -mans
1.  a.  a low padded seat, usually armless, sometimes in the form of a chest
 b.  a cushioned footstool
2.  a corded fabric
 
[C17: from French ottomane, feminine of Ottoman]

Ottoman or Othman (ˈɒtəmən)
 
adj
1.  history of or relating to the Ottomans or the Ottoman Empire
2.  denoting or relating to the Turkish language
 
n , -mans
3.  a member of a Turkish people who invaded the Near East in the late 13th century
 
[C17: from French, via Medieval Latin, from Arabic Othmāni Turkish, from Turkish Othman Osman I]
 
Othman or Othman
 
adj
 
n
 
[C17: from French, via Medieval Latin, from Arabic Othmāni Turkish, from Turkish Othman Osman I]

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Ottoman
1585, from Fr., from It. Ottomano, from Ar. 'Uthmani "of or belonging to Arabic masc. proper name 'Uthman," which in Turk. is pronounced Othman (see Osmanli), name of the founder of the dynasty and empire. Ending alt. in It. by formation of a new false singular, because
-i was a pl. inflection in It. 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).
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ottoman

deeply upholstered seat of any shape, with or without a back, introduced into Europe in the late 18th century from Turkey, where, piled with cushions, it was the central piece of domestic seating. One of the early versions was designed as a piece of fitted furniture to go entirely around three walls of a room, and from this evolved a smaller version, designed to fit the corner of a room

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Example sentences for ottoman
Many of them came via traders and soldiers from and in the ottoman empire.
In ottoman times these duties had been fulfilled by the bureaucracy in istanbul.
It seems to have been prepared for sale in the ottoman empire.
This had serious negative consequences at all levels of ottoman society.
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