Definitions for napoleonnəˈpoʊ li ən, -ˈpoʊl yən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

na•po•le•onnəˈpoʊ li ən, -ˈpoʊl yən(n.)

  1. a pastry made of thin layers of puff paste and custard or cream filling.

    Category: Cooking

  2. a former French gold coin equal to 20 francs.

    Category: Numismatics

Origin of napoleon:

1805–15; < F napoléon

Na•po•le•onnəˈpoʊ li ən, -ˈpoʊl yən(n.)

  1. Napoleon I, (Napoleon Bonaparte) (“the Little Corporal”) 1769–1821, French general born in Corsica: emperor of France 1804–15.

    Category: Biography

  2. Napoleon II, (François Charles Joseph Bonaparte) (Duke of Reichstadt) 1811–32, titular king of Rome (son of Napoleon I).

    Category: Biography

  3. Napoleon III, (Louis Napoleon) (Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte) 1808–73, president of France 1848–52, emperor of France 1852–70 (nephew of Napoleon I).

    Category: Biography

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Napoleon, Napoleon I, Napoleon Bonaparte, Bonaparte, Little Corporal(noun)

    French general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821)

  2. napoleon(noun)

    a rectangular piece of pastry with thin flaky layers and filled with custard cream

  3. Napoleon, nap(noun)

    a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes


  1. Napoleon(Noun)

    A twenty-franc gold coin, once used in France

  2. Napoleon(Noun)

    The foremost authority or leader in a given field

  3. Napoleon(Noun)

    The card game nap

  4. Napoleon(ProperNoun)

    Napoleon Bonaparte.

  5. Napoleon(ProperNoun)

    sometimes given in honor of the French emperor.

  6. napoleon(Noun)

    a gold coin worth twenty francs issued by Napoleon I; a twenty-franc coin

  7. Origin: Napoléon, from Napoleone, name of an early saint, of uncertain origin; possibly from the clan name Nibelung. By folk etymology explained as Napoli + leone.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Napoleon(noun)

    a French gold coin of twenty francs, or about $3.86


  1. Napoleon

    Napoleon is a fictional character and the main antagonist in George Orwell's Animal Farm. While he is at first a common farm pig, he gets rid of Snowball, another pig which shares the power. He then takes advantage of the animals' uprising against their masters to eventually become the tyrannical "President of Animal Farm," which he turns into a dictatorship.


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