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nəˈpoʊ li ən, -ˈpoʊl yənNapoleon

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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

GCIDE

  1. Napoleon(n.)

    a puff pastry confection, usually layered, with a filling of custard or cream, or sometimes jelly.

    Etymology: [From the Emperor Napoleon 1.]

  2. Napoleon(n.)

    A French gold coin of twenty francs, no longer minted or circulated. It bore the portrait of Napoleon I. or Napoleon III.

    Etymology: [From the Emperor Napoleon 1.]

Wiktionary

  1. Napoleon(Noun)

    A twenty-franc gold coin, once used in France

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

  2. Napoleon(Noun)

    The foremost authority or leader in a given field

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

  3. Napoleon(Noun)

    The card game nap

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

  4. Napoleon(ProperNoun)

    Napoleon Bonaparte.

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

  5. Napoleon(ProperNoun)

    sometimes given in honor of the French emperor.

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

  6. napoleon(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [From the Emperor Napoleon 1.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Napoleon

    na-pō′lē-on, n. a French gold coin worth 20 francs, or about 15s. 10½d.: a French modification of the game of euchre, each player receiving five cards and playing for himself: a kind of rich iced cake.—adj. Napoleon′ic, relating to Napoleon I. or III., the Great or the Little.—ns. Napō′leonism; Napō′leonist.—Go nap, to declare all five tricks—success rewarded by double payment all round.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Napoleon

    A gold coin of France issued during the Consulate of Napoleon Bonaparte. This superseded the “Louis d’Or.”

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Napoleon in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Napoleon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Napoleon in a Sentence

  1. Robert Heinlein:

    Anyone who clings to the historically untrue - and thoroughly immoral - doctrine that violence never settles anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler would referee. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forgot this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and there freedoms.

  2. Philip Carr-Gomm:

    Napoleon, for instance, had himself carved naked in that tradition, the contradictory attitude is there right from the beginning. We want to see it. We don't want to see it. We hate it. We love it.

  3. Eric Dore:

    It was the road Napoleon took north to Paris via Grenoble for his big comeback, it's historically unique and easy to navigate, and those who attempt it will get superb vistas over the surrounding countryside of glorious Provence and the Riviera.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    General Napoleon says that ‘Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.’ Well, I suggest doing the opposite: Interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Don’t be opportunist; don’t benefit from the weakness of your enemy! Be just even to your enemy! Try to find a way to defeat him without harming him; prove to be as intelligent as to find such a way! Only then, your victory will be meaningful and honourable!

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Napoleon never liked the word impossible; if he had liked it, he wouldn't be Napoleon!

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