from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An upholstered sofa or divan without arms or a back.
- n. An upholstered low seat or cushioned footstool.
- n. A heavy silk or rayon fabric with a corded texture, usually used for coats and trimmings.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An upholstered sofa, without arms or a back, sometimes with a compartment for storing linen, etc.
- n. A low stool or thick cushion used to rest the feet or as a seat.
- n. A fabric with a pronounced ribbed or corded effect, often made of silk or a mixture .
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Turks.
- n. A Turk.
- n. A stuffed seat without a back, originally used in Turkey.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to that branch of the Turks to which belong the founders and ruling class of the Turkish or Ottoman empire.
- n. One of that branch of the Turks which founded and rule the Turkish empire.
- n. A piece of furniture forming a seat or seats, used in a drawing-room or sitting-room.
- n. A corded silk having large cords; a kind of gros-grain. Compare faille, 3.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Turk (especially a Turk who is a member of the tribe of Osman I)
- n. the Turkish dynasty that ruled the Ottoman Empire from the 13th century to its dissolution after World War I
- adj. of or relating to the Ottoman Empire or its people or its culture
- n. a low seat or a stool to rest the feet of a seated person
- n. thick cushion used as a seat
French ottomane, feminine of ottoman, Ottoman; see Ottoman.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)