HyperDic: waterloo

English > 3 senses of the word Waterloo / waterloo:
NOUNlocationWaterlooa town in central Belgium where in 1815 Napoleon met his final defeat
eventwaterlooa final / final crushing defeat
actWaterloo, Battle of Waterloothe battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under Napoleon
Waterloo / waterloo > pronunciation
Soundswao'terluw.
Rhymesbleu ... Zulu: 18 rhymes with luw...
English > Waterloo: 3 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA town in central Belgium where in 1815 Napoleon met his final defeat.
Instance oftownAn urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city
Part ofBelgium, Kingdom of Belgium, BelgiqueA monarchy in northwestern Europe
English > waterloo: 3 senses > noun 2, event
MeaningA final / final crushing defeat.
Example"he met his waterloo"
Broaderdefeat, lickingAn unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest / contest
English > Waterloo: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under Napoleon.
SynonymBattle of Waterloo
Instance ofpitched battleA fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place
Part ofNapoleonic WarsA series of wars fought between France (led by Napoleon Bonaparte) and alliances involving England and Prussia and Russia and Austria at different times
RegionBelgium, Kingdom of Belgium, BelgiqueA monarchy in northwestern Europe
Spanishbatalla de Waterloo, Waterloo

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