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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. Henry Bromel:

    History is powerful stuff. One day your world is fine. The next day it's knocked for a metaphysical loop. Was Napoleon really at Waterloo Would that change what I had for breakfast

  2. Arthur Wellesley:

    I used to say of him that his presence on the field made the difference of forty thousand men. (about Napoleon)

  3. Pierre Malinovsky:

    It's a historic moment not only for me but for I think for our two countries, napoleon was one of the last people to see him alive which is very important, and he's the first general from the Napoleonic period that we have found.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    General Napoleon says that ability is of little account without opportunity. The opposite is also correct: Opportunity is of little account without ability.

  5. Boris Johnson:

    I think it would be very bizarre if the EU should decide on their own... if they decided to impose tariffs on goods coming from the UK it would be... a return to Napoleon's continental system.

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