- Waterloo:  The decisive battle at which the army of Napoleon was finally defeated by British, Dutch, and Prussian forces was fought just outside the village of Waterloo, near Brussels in Belgium, on 18 June 1815. The word Waterloo soon came to be used metaphorically for a ‘final and crushing defeat, something that puts one hors de combat for ever’. The first record of this new application comes in a letter written in 1816 by Lord Byron to his friend Thomas Moore: ‘It [Armenian] is … a Waterloo of an Alphabet’.
- Waterloo (n.)
- village near Brussels; the great battle there took place June 18, 1815; extended sense of "a final, crushing defeat" is first attested 1816 in letter of Lord Byron. The second element in the place name is from Flemish loo "sacred wood."
- 1. Trains will operate from Waterloo with a pick-up stop at Ashford.
- 2. He became a ticket collector at Waterloo Station.
- 3. the battle of Waterloo
- 4. This was the point at which he was to meet his Waterloo .
- 5. The site of the battle of Waterloo is in Belgium.
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