[aw-ster-lits; German ous-tuhr-lits]


a town in S Moravia, in the SE Czech Republic: Russian and Austrian armies defeated by Napoleon I 1805.

Czech Slavkov. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of austerlitz

  • The plain of Austerlitz would not have stirred her to deeper emotion.

  • I was at Presburg in the year 1804, just before the campaign of Austerlitz opened—'

    Arthur O'Leary

    Charles James Lever

  • The dispositions for the battle of Austerlitz occupied the entire day.

  • What weather these Napoleons had, from Austerlitz down to the matchless autumn of 1870!


    Henry Seton Merriman

  • Our eyes fall on the name Austerlitz down in the mosaic of the crypt.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin

British Dictionary definitions for austerlitz



a town in the Czech Republic, in Moravia: site of Napoleon's victory over the Russian and Austrian armies in 1805. Pop: 1795 (2007 est)Czech name: Slavkov
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