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na·po·le·on 1

 (nə-pō′lē-ən, -pōl′yən)
n.
1. A 20-franc gold coin formerly used in France. Also called nap4.
2. Games See nap4.

[After Napoleon I.]

na·po·le·on 2

 (nə-pō′lē-ən, -pōl′yən)
n.
A rectangular piece of pastry made with crisp, flaky layers filled with custard cream.

[Alteration (influenced by the name of Napoleon I) of French napolitain, flaky pastry made with almond paste and fruit jam, from napolitain, Neapolitan, of Naples, from Italian napoletano, from Napoli, Naples, Italy.]

napoleon

(nəˈpəʊlɪən)
n
1. (Currencies) a former French gold coin worth 20 francs bearing a portrait of either Napoleon I or Napoleon III
2. (Card Games) cards the full name for nap31
3. (Cookery) the US name for millefeuille
[C19: from French napoléon, after Napoleon I]

na•po•le•on

(nəˈpoʊ li ən, -ˈpoʊl yən)

n.
1. a pastry made of thin layers of puff paste and custard or cream filling.
2. a former French gold coin equal to 20 francs.
[1805–15; < French napoléon]

Na•po•le•on

(nəˈpoʊ 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.
2. Napoleon II, (François Charles Joseph Bonaparte) (Duke of Reichstadt) 1811–32, titular king of Rome (son of Napoleon I).
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).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.napoleon - French general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821)Napoleon - French general who became emperor of the French (1769-1821)
2.napoleon - a rectangular piece of pastry with thin flaky layers and filled with custard cream
French pastry - sweet filled pastry made of especially puff paste
3.Napoleon - a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
Translations
Napóleon

Napoleon

[nəˈpəʊlɪən] NNapoleón

Napoleon

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Napoleon

[nəˈpəʊlɪən] nNapoleone m
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remarked Napoleon, looking at a dead Russian grenadier, who, with his face buried in the ground and a blackened nape, lay on his stomach with an already stiffened arm flung wide.
Have some brought from the reserve," said Napoleon, and having gone on a few steps he stopped before Prince Andrew, who lay on his back with the flagstaff that had been dropped beside him.
Prince Andrew understood that this was said of him and that it was Napoleon who said it.
Having said this, Napoleon rode on to meet Marshal Lannes, who, hat in hand, rode up smiling to the Emperor to congratulate him on the victory.
Your regiment fulfilled its duty honorably," said Napoleon.
Napoleon apparently remembered seeing him on the battlefield and, addressing him, again used the epithet "young man" that was connected in his memory with Prince Andrew.
who had been too slow about clearing out of Moscow); but as I was only just ten I was not in the least alarmed, and rushed through the crowd to the very door of the palace when Napoleon alighted from his horse.
Napoleon, passing a couple of paces from me, caught sight of me accidentally.
Napoleon was struck; he thought a minute and then said to his suite: 'I like that boy's pride; if all Russians think like this child', then he didn't finish, hut went on and entered the palace.
Napoleon remembered me; I was taken away without explanation; the dead page's uniform was tried on me, and when I was taken before the emperor, dressed in it, he nodded his head to me, and I was told that I was appointed to the vacant post of page.
I was reading a book about Napoleon and the Waterloo campaign only the other day, by Charasse, in which the author does not attempt to conceal his joy at Napoleon's discomfiture at every page.
Besides, Napoleon very soon lost hope of conciliating the Russians, and he would have forgotten all about me had he not loved me--for personal reasons-- I don't mind saying so now.