footstool vs ottoman what difference

what is difference between footstool and ottoman

English

Etymology

foot +‎ stool

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʊtˌstuːl/

Noun

footstool (plural footstools)

  1. A low stool for supporting the feet while seated.
  2. (figuratively) Anything trodden upon or treated as subservient.

Translations

See also

  • stepstool


English

Etymology

From Ottoman in the early 19th century; so named because reclining on a couch was associated with Middle Eastern customs.

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɑtəmən/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒtəmən/
  • Hyphenation: ot‧to‧man

Noun

ottoman (countable and uncountable, plural ottomans)

  1. An upholstered sofa, without arms or a back, sometimes with a compartment for storing linen etc.
  2. A low stool or thick cushion used to rest the feet or as a seat.
  3. A fabric with a pronounced ribbed or corded effect, often made of silk or a mixture of cotton and silk-like yarns.

Synonyms

  • (low furniture item to sit on or to place feet on): footstool, hassock, pouffe, tuffet, tumpty

Translations

See also

  • chesago

Anagrams

  • Mattoon

French

Pronunciation

Adjective

ottoman (feminine singular ottomane, masculine plural ottomans, feminine plural ottomanes)

  1. Ottoman

Derived terms

  • Empire ottoman

Japanese

Romanization

ottoman

  1. Rōmaji transcription of オットマン

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From French ottomane

Noun

ottoman m (definite singular ottomanen, indefinite plural ottomaner, definite plural ottomanene)

  1. an ottoman (sofa without arms or backrest)
    • 2011, “Brødrene fra Iron House” by John Hart (translated by Christian Rugstad), Font Forlag AS →ISBN [1]
  2. synonym of osman

References

  • “ottoman” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “ottoman_2” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From French ottomane

Noun

ottoman m (definite singular ottomanen, indefinite plural ottomanar, definite plural ottomanane)

  1. an ottoman (sofa without arms or backrest)
  2. synonym of osman

References

  • “ottoman” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

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