[ bawr-uh-dee-noh, bor-; Russian buh-ruh-dyi-naw ]

  1. a village in the W Russian Federation, 70 miles (113 km) W of Moscow: Napoleon's victory here made possible the capture of Moscow, 1812.

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How to use Borodino in a sentence

  • Here is the greatest army of the time, and at Borodino we see "the bloodiest fight of the century."

    Napoleon's Young Neighbor | Helen Leah Reed
  • We were left behind on the lines of communication at Borodino.

    The Adventures of Gerard | Arthur Conan Doyle
  • We must therefore reckon the Battle of Borodino as amongst battles, like Bautzen, left unfinished.

    On War | Carl von Clausewitz
  • Napoleon marched to Moscow fairly easily, though he did have some hard fights, like the one at Borodino, on the way.

    The Boy Scout Automobilists | Robert Maitland
  • At Borodino half the troops remained on the battle-field, and not a single man came home without a wound.

    The Green Book | Mr Jkai

British Dictionary definitions for Borodino


/ (ˌbɒrəˈdiːnəʊ, Russian bərədiˈnɔ) /

  1. a village in E central Russia, about 110 km (70 miles) west of Moscow: scene of a battle (1812) in which Napoleon defeated the Russians but irreparably weakened his army

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