Meaning of Ottoman

Ot•to•man

Pronunciation: (ot'u-mun), [key]
— adj., n., pl. -mans.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the Ottoman Empire.
  2. of or pertaining to the lands, peoples, and possessions of the Ottoman Empire.
—n.
  1. a Turk.
  2. a Turk of the family or tribe of Osman,
  3. (l.c.) a cushioned footstool.
  4. (l.c.) a low cushioned seat without back or arms.
  5. (l.c.) a kind of divan or sofa, with or without a back.
  6. (l.c.) a corded silk or rayon fabric with large cotton cord for filling.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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