from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Hannibal 1 247-183? B.C. Carthaginian general who crossed the Alps in 218 with about 35,000 men and routed Roman armies at Lake Trasimeno (217) and Cannae (216). He was later defeated at the Battle of Zama (202).
- A city of northeast Missouri on the Mississippi River northwest of St. Louis. It is famous as the boyhood home of Mark Twain. Population: 17,600.
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- proper n. A male given name of mostly historical use. Most notably borne by the the Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca.
- proper n. A city in Missouri: Hannibal.
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- n. general who commanded the Carthaginian army in the second Punic War; crossed the Alps and defeated the Romans but was recalled to defend Carthage and was defeated (247-182 BC)
- n. a town in northeast Missouri on the Mississippi River; boyhood home of Mark Twain
HANNIBAL - A three-week ice jam has finally broken on the Mississippi River near Hannibal, and that's good news for flood-watchers in the northeast Missouri town.
This was not the first time that Gadhafi, who goes by the name Hannibal, had run afoul of foreign authorities.
At least Foster had the good sense not to take the role in "Hannibal".
'Hannibal' is clearly theatrical and based on a popular book that's part of our mainstream culture.
I can tell 'Hannibal' is a fantasy because when I watch Tony Hopkins or Ray Liotta, I know I'm going to see them in People magazine next week.
And in Hannibal's youngest sister, Sophonisba, I found the story of one of antiquities greatest, most tragic love affairs.
David Durham explains his interest in Hannibal and refutes the historical concept of him as a brutish barbarian.
It's a pity that Hannibal is studied mostly by military men and not by us all.
The lesson of Hannibal is that he won the battle and lost the war.
Nor, because it came up slowly, and because Collins had anticipated the yawn by being one thought ahead of Hannibal in Hannibal's own brain, was the nose rapped.