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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for waterloo in the sense of this definition

(waterloo is an instance of ...) a fierce battle fought in close combat between troops in predetermined positions at a chosen time and place

(... is part of waterloo) 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

(waterloo belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

Definition 2: a final crushing defeat - [noun denoting event]

Samples where waterloo or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he met his waterloo

(waterloo is a kind of ...) an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

"it was a narrow defeat" "the army's only defeat" "they suffered a convincing licking"

Definition 3: a town in central Belgium where in 1815 Napoleon met his final defeat - [noun denoting location]

(waterloo is an instance of ...) an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city

"they drive through town on their way to work"

(... is part of waterloo) a monarchy in northwestern Europe; headquarters for the European Union and for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization

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