from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A town of central Belgium near Brussels. Napoleon met his final defeat in the Battle of Waterloo (June 18, 1815).
- A city of northeast Iowa northwest of Cedar Rapids. First settled in 1845, it is a trade center in an agricultural region. Population: 66,000.
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- proper n. The name of any of several villages, towns, and cities around the world.
- proper n. A battle fought at Waterloo, Belgium on June 18, 1815, resulting in the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte.
- n. A notable and decisive defeat for an individual; often in the phrase “to meet one’s Waterloo”.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a town in central Belgium where in 1815 Napoleon met his final defeat
- n. a final crushing defeat
- n. 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
From Middle Dutch, composed of water (“water”) + loo (“sacred wood, forest”). More at water, lea. (Wiktionary)