HyperDic: ottoman_empire

English > 1 sense of the expression Ottoman Empire:
NOUNlocationOttoman Empire, Turkish Empirea Turkish sultanate of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa and southeastern Europe
English > Ottoman Empire: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningA Turkish sultanate of southwestern Asia and northeastern Africa and southeastern Europe; created by the Ottoman Turks in the 13th century and lasted / lasted until the end of World War I; although initially small it expanded until it superseded the Byzantine Empire.
SynonymTurkish Empire
Instance ofempire, imperiumThe domain ruled by an emperor or empress
Part ofAfricaThe second largest continent
AsiaThe largest continent with 60% of the earth's population
EuropeThe 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia)
SpanishImperio Otomano
AdjectivesOttomanof or relating to the Ottoman Empire or its people or its culture

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