Associations to the word «Waterloo»


WATERLOO, proper noun. The name of any of several villages, towns, and cities around the world.
WATERLOO, proper noun. A battle fought at Waterloo, Belgium on June 18, 1815, resulting in the epic, final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte.
WATERLOO, noun. A notable and decisive defeat for an individual; often in the phrase “to meet one’s Waterloo”.
WATERLOO CRACKER, noun. (dated) A kind of explosive cracker, pulled at both ends.

Dictionary definition

WATERLOO, noun. A town in central Belgium where in 1815 Napoleon met his final defeat.
WATERLOO, noun. A final crushing defeat; "he met his waterloo".
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.

Wise words

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