[ boh-nuh-pahrt; French baw-na-part ]

  1. Jé·rôme [juh-rohm; French zhey-rohm], /dʒəˈroʊm; French ʒeɪˈroʊm/, 1784–1860, king of Westphalia 1807 (brother of Napoleon I).

  2. Jo·seph [joh-zuhf, -suhf; French zhaw-zef], /ˈdʒoʊ zəf, -səf; French ʒɔˈzɛf/, 1768–1844, king of Naples 1806–08; king of Spain 1808–13 (brother of Napoleon I).

  1. Lou·is [loo-ee; French lwee; Dutch loo-ee], /ˈlu i; French lwi; Dutch luˈi/, 1778–1846, king of Holland 1806–10 (brother of Napoleon I).

  2. Lou·is Na·po·lé·on [loo-ee nuh-poh-lee-uhn; French lwee na-paw-ley-awn]. /ˈlu i nəˈpoʊ li ən; French lwi na pɔ leɪˈɔ̃/. Napoleon III.

  3. Lu·cien [loo-shuhn; French ly-syan], /ˈlu ʃən; French lüˈsyɛ̃/, 1775–1840, prince of Canino, a principality in Italy (brother of Napoleon I).

  4. Napoléon. Napoleon I.

  5. Napoléon. Napoleon II.

Other words from Bonaparte

  • Bo·na·par·te·an, adjective

Words Nearby Bonaparte Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Bonaparte in a sentence

  • Sweden excluded British goods, conformably to the continental system established by Bonaparte.

  • Thanks to Berthier's admirable system, Bonaparte was kept in touch with every part of his command.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • To Berthier, if to any one, Bonaparte entrusted his secret designs, for he knew that he could do so in safety.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • By the end of the campaign of 1796 he had proved that he was as great a chief of the staff as Bonaparte was a great commander.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • Bonaparte invaded Venice pretending that the Venetians had illtreated the French.

British Dictionary definitions for Bonaparte


/ (ˈbəʊnəˌpɑːt, French bɔnapart) /

  1. Jérôme (ʒerom), brother of Napoleon I. 1784–1860, king of Westphalia (1807–13)

  1. Joseph (ʒozɛf), brother of Napoleon I. 1768–1844, king of Naples (1806–08) and of Spain (1808–13)

  2. Louis (lwi), brother of Napoleon I. 1778–1846, king of Holland (1806–10)

  3. Lucien (lysjɛ̃), brother of Napoleon I. 1775–1840, prince of Canino

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