- a game in which the players bid for the privilege of naming the trump, stating the number of tricks they propose to win.
- a bid in this game to take all five tricks of a hand.
- napkin ring,
- naples yellow,
- napoleon bonaparte,
- napoleon i,
- napoleon ii,
- napoleon iii,
Origin of napoleon
Examples from the Web for napoleon
I have visited 53 battlefields that Napoleon fought on, and it has taken me a lot of time.
In his new book, Roberts seeks to persuade his readers that Napoleon was not an evil monster.
Where Napoleon went wrong was he simply took one bad decision to go north back through Smolensk, rather than going south.
So you are saying that Napoleon was not a totalitarian-dictator as many historians are eager to suggest?
And he says that those who accuse Napoleon of killing off democracy misunderstand politics in 19th century Europe.
Napoleon still kept his troops at Gaeta, but was finally brought to see that the conflict could only end in the one way.Builders of United Italy|Rupert Sargent Holland
Napoleon thought he had Spain within his grasp, and now suddenly everything was slipping from him.
As Emerson said of Napoleon, they would shorten a straight line to get at a point.
In London they cite again the example of the wars of Napoleon, and conclude with: "What man has done man can do again."In the World War|Count Ottokar Czernin
As time went on Napoleon's despotism grew more and more oppressive.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe|James Harvey Robinson
Word Origin for napoleon
used in reference to various qualities and things associated with 19c. French emperors of that name, especially Napoleon I (Bonaparte) (1769-1821): e.g. a gold coin issued by his government and worth 20 francs. As a 12-pound artillery piece, in use in U.S. military from 1857 (in this case, from Napoleon III (1808-1873), under whose rule it was designed). As a type of boot, by 1860; as a card game, by 1876; as a type of rich cake, from 1892; as a type of good brandy, from 1930. The name also was applied by 1821 to anyone thought to have achieved domination in any field by ambition and ruthlessness. Napoleon complex in reference to aggressiveness by short people is attested by 1930. Related: Napoleonic.