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ottoman (seat)

Definition:

a thick, cushion piece of furniture having no back or arms, and used as a seat, footstool, or, in some cases, as an improvised coffee table

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

ottomans

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

hassock | pouf [Britain] | pouffe [Britain] | puff | tuffet

Etymology:

French Ottoman, from Italian Ottomano, from Arabic 'Uthmani "of or belonging to...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of ottoman...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Tuffet | pouffe | hassock

a piece of furniture used as a footstool or low seat. It's distinguished from a stool by being completely covered in cloth so that no legs are visible. It's essentially a large hard cushion that may have an internal wooden frame to give it more... (45 of 473 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Tuffet

Collins Dictionary:

pouffe | pouf | poof [less common, sense-specific]

Same as "pouf" | a large solid cushion, usually cylindrical or cubic in shape, used as a seat | a woman's hair style, fashionable especially in the ... (25 of 365 words, 6 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pouffe

Wiktionary:

pouf | poufs [plural] | pouffes [plural] | pouffe [sense-specific] | poof [sense-specific] | horse's hoof [Cockney, rhyming slang, synonym, sense-specific] | poofta [synonym, sense-specific] | pooftah [synonym, sense-specific] | poofter [synonym, sense-specific]

[historical] A headdress for women popular in 18th century France. | A high hair style for women consisting of a roll or pad of hair, worn up. | [dressmaking] Part of an item of clothing consisting of gathered fabric in a bunch. | A low cushioned seat ... (44 of 180 words, 10 definitions, 5 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pouf

Random House Dictionary:

pouf | pouffe [sense-specific]

a high headdress with the hair rolled in puffs, worn by women in the late 18th century. | an arrangement of the hair over a pad; puff. | a puff of ... (29 of 71 words, 5 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/pouf

Merriam-Webster:

pouf | pouffe | Ottoman [synonym, sense-specific] | puff [synonym, sense-specific] | poufed [adjective, related] | pouffed [adjective, related]

"puff" [sense-specific] | a bouffant or fluffy part of a garment or accessory | "Ottoman" (13 of 51 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pouf

Macmillan British Dictionary:

pouf [countable, British] | poufs [plural] | pouffe

a small soft piece of furniture that you can rest your feet on or sit on (16 of 44 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/pouf

Oxford Dictionary:

pouffe | pouf

a cushioned footstool or low seat with no back (9 of 43 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pouffe

Cambridge Dictionary:

pouf [entry 1] | pouffe | ottoman

([British] "pouffe") /puːf/ ([United States] "ottoman") a soft round or square seat with no back or sides, used for sitting on or resting your feet on (26 of 32 words)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/pouf 1

Britannica Encyclopedia:

ottoman [furniture]

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, ... (25 of 176 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/434994​/ottoman

American Heritage Dictionary:

ottoman | ottomans [plural] | Ottomans [plural] | Ottoman

An upholstered sofa or divan without arms or a back. | An upholstered low seat or cushioned footstool. | A heavy silk or rayon fabric with a corded ... (26 of 96 words, 6 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ottoman

New World Dictionary:

tuffet

a tuft of grass | a low stool (7 of 13 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/tuffet

Encarta Dictionary:

ottoman | ottomans [plural]

a low upholstered stool used for resting the feet or as a seat | an upholstered sofa that has no arms and is usually backless | a heavy corded silk or ... (29 of 66 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861635709​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

Ottoman

First use: 1580s

Origin: French Ottoman, from Italian Ottomano, from Arabic 'Uthmani "of or belonging to Arabic masculine proper name 'Uthman," ... (18 of 84 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=ottoman

Wiktionary:

Ottoman | Ottomans [plural]

Origin: Middle French Ottoman, from post-classical Latin Ottomanus, from Arabic personal name عثمان ('uthmān). Osman is the Turkish spelling of the male Arabic given name Uthman, therefore the Ottoman Empire is sometimes... (31 of 45 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Ottoman

Collins Dictionary:

ottoman | ottomans [plural] | Ottoman | Othman

First use: 17th century

Origin: from French ottomane, feminine of Ottoman | from French, via Medieval Latin, from Arabic Othmāni Turkish, from Turkish Othman Osman I

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ottoman

New World Dictionary:

Ottoman | Ottomans [plural]

Origin: French from Italian Ottomano from Medieval Latin Ottomanus from Arabic ʼuthmānī, adjective form of ʼuthmān, "Osman" | ... (16 of 22 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ottoman

American Heritage Dictionary:

ottoman | ottomans [plural] | Ottomans [plural]

Origin: French ottomane, feminine of ottoman, Ottoman; see "Ottoman". | French, from Italian ottomano, from Arabic 'uīmānī, of Uthman, from 'uīmān, Osman I.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ottoman

Merriam-Webster:

Ottoman

First use: 1603

Origin: French, adjective and noun, probably from Italian ottomano, from Arabic 'othmānī, from 'Othmān Osman I, founder of the Ottoman Empire

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/ottoman

Oxford Dictionary:

ottoman | ottomans [plural]

First use: early 19th century

Origin: French ottomane, feminine of ottoman "Ottoman"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/ottoman

Ottoman | Ottomans [plural]

Origin: based on Arabic 'uṯmānī (adjective), from 'Uṯmān "Othman"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Ottoman

Encarta Dictionary:

Ottoman | Ottomans [plural]

First use: Late 16th century

Origin: French or Italian from medieval Latin ottomanus from Arabic 'Ūṯmān "Osman"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861684989​/definition​.html  [offline]

ottoman | ottomans [plural]

First use: Early 19th century

Origin: French ottomane, feminine of adjective from Ottoman

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861635709​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

ottoman | ottomans [plural] | Ottoman | Othman

Audio: British English pronunciation of "ottoman"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/ottoman

Macmillan American Dictionary:

ottoman [countable] | ottomans [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "ottoman"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/ottoman

Macmillan British Dictionary:

ottoman [countable] | ottomans [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "ottoman"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/ottoman

the Free Dictionary:

Ottoman

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Ottoman"

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Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "Ottoman" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

ottoman | ottomans [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "ottoman"

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Ottoman | Ottomans [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "Ottoman"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=Ottoman

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

Ottoman

Audio: North American pronunciation of "Ottoman"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=ottoma​01 word=Ottoman

YourDictionary Audio:

Ottoman

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "Ottoman" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/ottoman

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