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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.
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-)
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.
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|Noun||1.||Waterloo - a town in central Belgium where in 1815 Napoleon met his final defeat|
|2.||waterloo - a final crushing defeat; "he met his waterloo"|
|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 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