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From Ottoman in the early 19th century; so named because reclining on a couch was associated with Middle Eastern customs.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɑtəmən/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒtəmən/
- Hyphenation: ot‧to‧man
ottoman (countable and uncountable, plural ottomans)
- (furniture) An upholstered sofa, without arms or a back, sometimes with a compartment for storing linen etc.
- 1912, George Bernard Shaw, “Act III”, in Pygmalion:
- In the middle of the room there is a big ottoman; and this, with the carpet, the Morris wall-papers, and the Morris chintz window curtains and brocade covers of the ottoman and its cushions, supply all the ornament, and are much too handsome to be hidden by odds and ends of useless things.
- (furniture) A low stool or thick cushion used to rest the feet or as a seat.
- 1869, Catherine E. Beecher; Harriet Beecher Stowe, The American Woman's Home:
- This ottoman is set on casters, and is a great convenience for holding articles, while serving also as a seat.
- (textiles) A fabric with a pronounced ribbed or corded effect, often made of silk or a mixture of cotton and silk-like yarns.
sofa — See also translations at sofa
ottoman (feminine ottomane, masculine plural ottomans, feminine plural ottomanes)
- “ottoman”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
ottoman m (definite singular ottomanen, indefinite plural ottomaner, definite plural ottomanene)
- an ottoman (sofa without arms or backrest)
- synonym of osman
- “ottoman” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- “ottoman_2” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).
ottoman m (definite singular ottomanen, indefinite plural ottomanar, definite plural ottomanane)
- “ottoman” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
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