Definition of Ottoman empire

1. Noun. A Turkish sultanate of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa and southeastern Europe; created by the Ottoman Turks in the 13th century and lasted until the end of World War I; although initially small it expanded until it superseded the Byzantine Empire.

Exact synonyms: Turkish Empire
Generic synonyms: Empire, Imperium
Group relationships: Africa, Asia, Europe

Definition of Ottoman empire

1. Proper noun. A large empire which began as a Turkish sultanate centered on modern Turkey; founded in the late 13th century, it lasted until the end of World War I. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ottoman Empire

Otto Fritz Meyerhof
Otto Hahn
Otto Heinrich Warburg
Otto I
Otto Jespersen
Otto Loewi
Otto Meyerhof
Otto Neumann Sverdrup
Otto Robert Frisch
Otto Wagner
Otto cycle
Otto pelvis
Otto the Great
Otto von Bismarck
Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Turk
Ottoman Turkish
Ottoman dynasty
Ottorino Respighi
Ottoson potential
Otus asio
Otus scops

Literary usage of Ottoman empire

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1. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"In it* present decay, the capital of the ottoman empire may contain 400000 •ouis, (Bell's Travels, vol. ii. p. 401, 402 ;) but as the Turks keep no ..."

2. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1904)
"Interference of Austria, Gt. Britain, Prussia, France, and Russia, in the internal affairs of the ottoman empire, in 1840. the interests of humanity, ..."

3. The History of the Balkan Peninsula: From the Earliest Times to the Present Day by Ferdinand Schevill (1922)
"... OF "CONSTANTINOPLE AND THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE ottoman empire IN EUROPE IF the ottoman empire had been a casual creation of Mongolian The raiders, ..."

4. Europe Since 1815 by Charles Downer Hazen (1910)
"CHAPTER XXVIII THE DISRUPTION OF THE ottoman empire AND THE RISE OF THE BALKAN STATES THE ottoman empire, although it had been for a long time diminishing ..."

5. A Catalogue of the Books Belonging to the Library Company of Philadelphia by Library Company of Philadelphia (1835)
"HISTORY OF THE ottoman empire. Cantemir, 185, F. The history of the growth and decay of the ottoman empire; with the heads of the Turkish emperors. ..."

6. The Law of Nations Considered as Independent Political Communities: On the by Travers Twiss (1884)
"THE ottoman empire. International Relations of the Mahommedan World—Admission of the Porte into the Concert of European Nations—Treaty of Paris, 30 March, ..."

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