Definition of Ottawa in English:

Ottawa

proper noun

  • The federal capital of Canada, on the Ottawa River (a tributary of the St Lawrence); population 812,129 (2006). Founded in 1827, it was named Bytown until 1854 after Colonel John By (1779–1836).

Pronunciation

Ottawa

/ˈɒtəwɑː//ˈɒtəwə/