St. Helena

[ huh-lee-nuh ]

  1. a British island in the S Atlantic: Napoleon's place of exile 1815–21. 47 sq. mi. (122 sq. km).

  2. a British colony comprising this island, Ascension Island, and the Tristan da Cunha group. 126 sq. mi. (326 sq. km).Capital: Jamestown.

Words Nearby St. Helena Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use St. Helena in a sentence

  • I'm in business with Al Pacino now; we're developing Betsy and Napoleon about Napoleon's exile in St. Helena.

    My Date With Sean Penn | Howard Rosenman | October 28, 2008 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • I saw something of the same sort on the hills, and expected to see St. Helena spout flames.

    Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
  • The events that ended in the voyage of the fallen Emperor to St. Helena, if told in full, would make a long story.

    Napoleon's Young Neighbor | Helen Leah Reed
  • During the voyage of ten weeks toward St. Helena, Napoleon suffered little from sea-sickness after the first few days.

    Napoleon's Young Neighbor | Helen Leah Reed
  • Already he had begun to practise that stoicism which, on the whole, was the keynote of his life at St. Helena.

    Napoleon's Young Neighbor | Helen Leah Reed
  • Napoleon was interested in the various legends of St. Helena, and these legends are very numerous.

    Napoleon's Young Neighbor | Helen Leah Reed