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I guess my natural inclination is to finish what I started. We have a Conservative government in Nova Scotia. What I want to see is a Conservative government in Ottawa.
Peter MacKay

Meaning of "Ottawa" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OTTAWA

Ottawa  [ˈɒtəwə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OTTAWA

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Ottawa is a noun.
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WHAT DOES OTTAWA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Ottawa

Ottawa

Ottawa is the capital of Canada, and the fourth largest city in the country. The city stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario. Ottawa borders Gatineau, Quebec, and together they form the National Capital Region. Founded in 1826 as Bytown and incorporated as "Ottawa" in 1855, the city has evolved into a political and technological centre of Canada. Its original boundaries were expanded through numerous minor annexations and ultimately replaced by a new city incorporation and major amalgamation in 2001 which significantly increased its land area. The name "Ottawa" is derived from the Algonquin word adawe, meaning "to trade". Initially an Irish and French Christian settlement, Ottawa has become a multicultural city with a diverse population. The 2011 census had the city's population as 883,391, the census metropolitan area population as 1,236,324. The city is known as being among the most educated in Canada, and hosts a number of post-secondary, research, and cultural institutions. Ottawa has a high standard of living and low unemployment.

Definition of Ottawa in the English dictionary

The definition of Ottawa in the dictionary is the capital of Canada, in E Ontario on the Ottawa River: name changed from Bytown to Ottawa in 1854. Pop: 774 072. Other definition of Ottawa is a river in central Canada, rising in W Quebec and flowing west, then southeast to join the St Lawrence River as its chief tributary at Montreal; forms the border between Quebec and Ontario for most of its length. Length: 1120 km.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OTTAWA


Medawar
ˈmɛdəwə
Nasarawa
nəˈsaːrəwə
Oshawa
ˈɒʃəwə
pipsissewa
pɪpˈsɪsəwə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OTTAWA

Otranto
OTT
ottar
ottava
ottava rima
ottavino
otter
otter board
otter hound
otter shell
otter shrew
Otterburn
otto
Otto cycle
Otto engine
Otto I
Otto IV
ottoman
Ottoman Empire

WORDS THAT END LIKE OTTAWA

Adamawa
Djawa
Jigawa
Kanazawa
kawa
kawakawa
Kurosawa
manawa
Massawa
Okinawa
pohutukawa
Soembawa
Sumbawa
Tarawa
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Te Kanawa
Warszawa
wawa
Yukawa

Synonyms and antonyms of Ottawa in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Ottawa» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OTTAWA

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Translator English - Chinese

渥太华
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Ottawa
570 millions of speakers

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Ottawa
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ओटावा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

أوتاوا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Оттава
278 millions of speakers

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Ottawa
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অটোয়া
260 millions of speakers

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Ottawa
220 millions of speakers

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Ottawa
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Ottawa
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

オタワ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

오타와
85 millions of speakers

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Ottawa
85 millions of speakers
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Ottawa
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Translator English - Tamil

ஒட்டாவா
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ओटावा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ottawa
70 millions of speakers

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Ottawa
65 millions of speakers

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Ottawa
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Оттава
40 millions of speakers

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Ottawa
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Translator English - Greek

Οττάβα
15 millions of speakers
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Ottawa
14 millions of speakers
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Ottawa
10 millions of speakers
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Ottawa
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Ottawa

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The term «Ottawa» is very widely used and occupies the 3.591 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Ottawa

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9 QUOTES WITH «OTTAWA»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Ottawa.
1
Paul Anka
My family was a good family, I had a great Canadian education and I came up in a great, little town like Ottawa.
2
Stephen Harper
If Ottawa giveth, then Ottawa can taketh away.
3
Kaniehtiio Horn
I used to live on a reserve, but I went back and forth between my reserve and Ottawa where my father lived, so I kind of had a double life growing up.
4
Lawrence R. Klein
On the way from Chicago, I spent the summer of 1947 in Ottawa, helping to build the first of a series of econometric models for the Canadian government.
5
Peter MacKay
I guess my natural inclination is to finish what I started. We have a Conservative government in Nova Scotia. What I want to see is a Conservative government in Ottawa.
6
Brian Mulroney
When I appointed the Minister of the Environment to major cabinet status, the Planning and Priorities committee, the signals that that sent through Ottawa were major, because that's what the bureaucracy understands.
7
Douglass North
I went to elementary school in Ottawa, and then to a private secondary school.
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Matthew Perry
I was a very good tennis player in Ottawa, Canada - nationally ranked when I was, like, 13. Then I moved to Los Angeles when I was 15, and everyone in L.A. just killed me. I was pretty great in Canada. Not so much in Los Angeles.
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Arthur Hays Sulzberger
What Ottawa and Washington used to think about Turkey or Iran was not very important because we really didn't think much about either, but now what we think about them is extremely important - to ourselves and to many other peoples.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OTTAWA»

Discover the use of Ottawa in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Ottawa and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ottawa
Ottawa is a city rich in history going back to the 1820s. It was the site of the first Lincoln-Douglas debate, and even a famous Civil War general was from Ottawa.
Jim Ridings, 2011
2
Ottawa
Ottawa is Canada’s capital city, home to numerous historic sites, museums, and galleries, and the birthplace of such diverse lights as Alanis Morissette, Rich Little, and Paul Anka; it also has a small-town charm lurking beneath its ...
Rob McLennan, 2007
3
Frommer's Ottawa
Frommer's Ottawa provides a guide that gives travelers insight into the very best Ottawa (and Hull) has to offer.
James Hale, 2011
4
Ottawa--making a Capital:
Construire une capitale - Ottawa - Making a Capital is an indispensable collection for those interested in local history and the history of the Canada's capital.
Jeff Keshen, Nicole J. M. St-Onge, 2001
5
Ottawa:
This guide contains detailed descriptions of all the sights, complete with star-ratings to quickly find the "must sees". Extensive reviews of hotels, restaurants, and nightclubs help readers choose the best spots. Maps.
Pascale Couture, 1998
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Glory of Ottawa: Canada's First Parliament Buildings
In The Glory of Ottawa Carolyn Young takes the reader on an architectural tour of Canada's first parliament buildings.
Carolyn A. Young, 1995
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Wicked Ottawa County, Michigan
A collection of articles that first appeared in the Dorchester community notes.
Amberrose Hammond, 2011
8
Ottawa and the Outer Provinces: The Challenge of Regional ...
Preface One: Shifting Boundaries and Regional Integration Two: The Quest to Create a Nation Three: The Atlantic Region of Canada Four: The Prairie/Western Regions of Canada Five: British Columbia: A Distinct Economic Zone?
Stephen Tomblin, 1995
9
How Ottawa Spends: The Liberals, the Opposition & Federal ...
In How Ottawa Spends, some of the country's top political analysts get inside the byzantine world of federal decision-making, shedding light on the real priorities of the political parties.
G. Bruce Doern, 1983
10
An Ottawa Album: Glimpses of the Way We Were
Traces the citys development from the days when Bytown was a lumber village to its emergence as Canadas capital.
Marion Van de Wetering, 1997

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OTTAWA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Ottawa is used in the context of the following news items.
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Missing man Hung-Kai Cheng found safe, police say
The missing man who police were trying to locate in the Conroy Pit area has been found “alive and safe,” Ottawa police tweeted Saturday. «Ottawa Citizen, Jul 15»
2
Free sound, light shows in Ottawa area 11:39
Keith Urban: An Ottawa fan had his dream come true when country star Keith Urban invited him on stage to perform at last week's Bluesfest. «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
3
What to do Saturday: Wienerpawlooza, go back in time with a disco …
Homemade Sizzle is the Ottawa Valley Crafts and Collectibles summer show featuring local artists and artisans all weekend at the former ... «Ottawa Citizen, Jul 15»
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Ottawa RedBlacks carry momentum into week off
Ernest Jackson Ottawa RedBlacks' Ernest Jackson makes a touchdown catch against the Calgary Stampeders during first quarter CFL football ... «Ottawa Sun, Jul 15»
5
Construction causing headaches for Ottawa drivers
A stretch of Rideau Street is closed to cars, cyclists and busses today. The shutdown between Sussex Drive and Nicholas Street was scheduled ... «CTV News, Jul 15»
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John Sullivan's tips about chasing down cheating hearts
Amidst his hectic 24-hour work schedule, Sullivan -- who works for the Triangle Investigation Agency in Ottawa -- found the time to speak with ... «Ottawa Sun, Jul 15»
7
Police look for driver of vehicle that struck Ottawa jogger
Police near Charleston Lake are looking for the driver of a vehicle that may have struck an Ottawa woman and then fled the scene Friday ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
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Proper tick removal techniques still elude some, doctors say
Dr. Annemarie Allart, who works in health services at the University of Ottawa, said she's seen far too many people who don't know what to do. «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
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Ottawa Fury has sights on third overall
Ottawa Fury FC's 2-1 win over the visiting Atlanta Silverbacks on Wednesday night moved Fury two points ahead of FC Edmonton for first-place ... «Ottawa Sun, Jul 15»
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Donations meagre to council from taxi folks
Hanif owns the second largest number of taxi licence plates in Ottawa and he is very concerned about Uber in the city. Tony Caldwell/Ottawa ... «Ottawa Sun, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Ottawa [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ottawa>. Oct 2020 ».
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