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  1. Pierre Charles Jean Bap·tiste Sil·ves·tre de [pyer sharl zhahn ba-teest seel-ves-truh duh] /pyɛr ʃarl ʒɑ̃ baˈtist silˈvɛs trə də/, 1763–1806, French admiral.
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Historical Examples

  • Villeneuve, however, hesitated when he heard that Nelson had resumed the command.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

    Robert Southey

  • Villeneuve was sent to England, and permitted to return to France.

  • Villeneuve, seeing that all was lost, now woke up and cut his cables.

    At Aboukir and Acre

    George Alfred Henty

  • St. Maurice is in the Rhone valley, some sixteen miles from Villeneuve.

  • The illustrated Title-page is embellished with a vignette, "Villeneuve," engr.

British Dictionary definitions for villeneuve


  1. Pierre Charles Jean Baptiste Silvestre de (pjɛr ʃarl ʒɑ̃ batist silvɛstrə də). 1763–1806, French admiral, defeated by Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar (1805)
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