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ˈwɔ tərˌlu, ˈwɒt ər-, ˌwɔ tərˈlu, ˌwɒt ər-Water·loo

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Waterloo(noun)

    a town in central Belgium where in 1815 Napoleon met his final defeat

  2. waterloo(noun)

    a final crushing defeat

    "he met his waterloo"

  3. Waterloo, Battle of Waterloo(noun)

    the battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under Napoleon

Wiktionary

  1. Waterloo(Noun)

    A notable and decisive defeat for an individual; often in the phrase meet one's Waterloo.

  2. Waterloo(ProperNoun)

    The name of any of several villages, towns, and cities around the world.

  3. Waterloo(ProperNoun)

    A battle fought at Waterloo, Belgium on June 18, 1815, resulting in the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte. Also, Battle of Waterloo.

Freebase

  1. Waterloo

    Waterloo is a city in and the county seat of Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census the population decreased by 0.5% to 68,406; a recent 2011 Census estimates the population at 68,653, making it the sixth-largest city in the state. Waterloo is part of the Waterloo – Cedar Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is the more populous of the two cities.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Waterloo

    a village 11 m. S. of Brussels, which gives name to a battle in which the French under Napoleon were defeated by an army under Wellington on June 18, 1815.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. waterloo

    A village of Belgium, province of South Brabant, on the highway from Charleroi to Brussels; which was the scene of the greatest and most decisive battle of modern times. This battle was fought on June 18, 1815, between the French army of 71,947 men and 246 guns, under Napoleon, and the allies, commanded by the Duke of Wellington; the latter with 67,661 men and 156 guns, resisted the various attacks of the enemy from 10 o’clock in the morning until 5 o’clock in the afternoon. About that time 16,000 Prussians reached the field of battle; and by 7 o’clock, the force under Blücher amounted to above 50,000 men, with 104 guns. Wellington then moved forward his whole army, and in every point this attack succeeded. The French were forced from their positions, and fled in the utmost confusion, leaving 227 pieces of artillery in the hands of the victors. The pursuit was kept up with great energy throughout the whole night by the Prussian troopers, who seemed bent upon at once avenging the defeats of Jena, Auerstadt, and Ligny, and glutted their fierce animosity by an indiscriminate slaughter. The total loss in this battle was, from the obstinacy and determination with which it was contested, necessarily large; the figures are: British and Hanoverians, 11,678; Brunswickers, 687; Nassauers, 643; Netherlanders, 3178; a total of 16,186; which added to 6999 Prussians, gives the aggregate allied loss, 23,185. The French had 18,500 killed and wounded, and 7800 prisoners (some French accounts raise the total list of hors de combat to 32,000). Napoleon, quitting the wreck of his flying army, returned to Paris; and, finding it impossible to raise another, abdicated the throne of France.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Waterloo in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Waterloo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Waterloo in a Sentence

  1. Kaela Weber:

    The fact that she is coming to Monticello first, a small town in Iowa City, she could have went [ sic ] to Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, i think it just means she... likes to care about the community and small town.

  2. Tony Pollard:

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

  3. 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

  4. Matthew Genge:

    Victor Hugo in the novel ‘Les Miserables’ said of the Battle of Waterloo: ‘an unseasonably clouded sky sufficed to bring about the collapse of a World.’ Now we are a step closer to understanding Tambora’s part in the Battle from half a world away.

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