Waterloo
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˌwɔːtə(ɹ)ˈluː/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˌwɔtɚˈluː/, /ˈwɔtɚˌluː/
    • (cot-caught) IPA: /ˌwɑtɚˈluː/, /ˈwɑtɚˌluː/
Proper noun
  1. A village in Walloon Brabant, Belgium; the site of a major military battle in 1815.
  2. A battle fought at Waterloo, Belgium on June 18, 1815, resulting in the epic, final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte.
  3. The name of any of several villages, towns, and cities around the world.
    1. A regional municipality/and/city in Ontario, Canada.
    2. A city/county seat in Monroe County, Illinois.
    3. A city/county seat in Black Hawk County, Iowa.
    4. A village/and/town/county seat in Seneca County, New York.
    5. CDP in San Joaquin County, California.
Synonyms
  • (battle) Battle of Waterloo
Translations Noun

Waterloo (plural Waterloos)

  1. Often in the term meet one's Waterloo: a notable and decisive defeat#Noun|defeat following an encounter with a powerful opponent or a problem that is too difficult.



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