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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


  1. Napoleon(n.)

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

  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.

  3. Origin: [From the Emperor Napoleon 1.]


  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

  2. Origin: [From the Emperor Napoleon 1.]


  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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  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. Aldous Huxley:

    To his dog, every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

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

  3. Boris Johnson:

    Napoleon, Hitler, various people tried this out, and it ends tragically, dEMOCRATIC VOID.

  4. Arthur Wellesley:

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

  5. Tony Pollard:

    It represents the point at which Napoleon came closest to winning the battle of Waterloo, so it's an amazing discovery.

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