American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- n. The name of any of several villages, towns, and cities around the world.
- 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”.
- 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)
“WATERLOO, IOWA (AP) -- Inmates from the Black Hawk County jail are hitting the streets in Waterloo to help the city repair potholes from this year's winter.”
“• WATERLOO WEST 8-3, CITY HIGH 6-5: The Little Hawks split a doubleheader in Waterloo, thanks to three runs in the seventh inning of the second game.”
“WATERLOO, Ont. - Stephen Hawking will conduct research at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ont., in June and July to make up for a visit he cancelled last summer due to illness.”
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