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Wa·ter·loo 1

 (wô′tər-lo͞o′, wŏt′ər-, wô′tər-lo͞o′, wŏt′ər-)
1. A town of central Belgium near Brussels. Napoleon met his final defeat in the Battle of Waterloo (June 18, 1815).
2. A city of northeast Iowa on the Cedar River northwest of Cedar Rapids. It was founded in 1845.

Wa·ter·loo 2

 (wô′tər-lo͞o′, wŏt′ər-, wô′tər-lo͞o′, wŏt′ər-)
n. pl. Wa·ter·loos
A final, crushing defeat.

[After Waterloo1Belgium.]

Waterloo

(ˌwɔːtəˈluː)
n
1. (Placename) a small town in central Belgium, in Walloon Brabant province south of Brussels: battle (1815) fought nearby in which British and Prussian forces under the Duke of Wellington and Blücher routed the French under Napoleon. Pop: 29 003 (2004 est)
2. (Military) a total or crushing defeat (esp in meet one's Waterloo)

Wa•ter•loo

(ˈwɔ tərˌlu, ˈwɒt ər-, ˌwɔ tərˈlu, ˌwɒt ər-)

n.
1. a village in central Belgium, S of Brussels: Napoleon decisively defeated here on June 18, 1815.
2. any decisive or crushing defeat.n
3. a city in NE central Iowa. 68,050.
4. a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada. 58,718.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Waterloo - a town in central Belgium where in 1815 Napoleon met his final defeat
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
2.waterloo - a final crushing defeat; "he met his waterloo"
defeat, licking - an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking"
3.waterloo - the battle on 18 June 1815 in which Prussian and British forces under Blucher and the Duke of Wellington routed the French forces under NapoleonWaterloo - 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
Napoleonic Wars - a series of wars fought between France (led by Napoleon Bonaparte) and alliances involving England and Prussia and Russia and Austria at different times; 1799-1815
Belgique, Belgium, Kingdom of Belgium - a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

waterloo

noun
A disastrous overwhelming defeat or ruin:
Translations

Waterloo

[ˌwɔːtəˈluː] NWaterloo m
he met his Waterloose le llegó su San Martín

Waterloo

n to meet one’s Waterloo (hum)Schiffbruch erleiden; with that woman he has finally met his Waterloobei dieser Frau hat er sein Waterloo erlebt (hum)

Waterloo

[ˌwɔːtəˈluː] n to meet one's Waterloo (fig) → subire una disfatta
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WE DRIVE OFF IN GREAT STYLE, AND ARRIVE AT WATERLOO.
Philip left the office at six and walked across the river to Waterloo.
By advising me as to what I should do with Sir Henry Baskerville, who arrives at Waterloo Station"--Dr.
That period of Jos's life which now ensued was so full of incident, that it served him for conversation for many years after, and even the tiger-hunt story was put aside for more stirring narratives which he had to tell about the great campaign of Waterloo.
At last there was Waterloo, and Morrel came no more; he had done all that was in his power, and any fresh attempt would only compromise himself uselessly.

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