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Napoleon meaning

napoleon - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. a card game similar to whist; usually played for stakes
  2. 2. A French gold coin of twenty francs, or about $ 3. 86.
  3. 3. A game in which each player holds five cards, the eldest hand stating the number of tricks he will bid to take, any subsequent player having the right to overbid him or a previous bidder, the highest bidder naming the trump and winning a number of points equal to his bid if he makes so many tricks, or losing the same number of points if he fails to make them.
  4. 4. A bid to take five tricks at napoleon. It is ordinarily the highest bid; but sometimes bids are allowed of wellington, or of blucher, to take five tricks, or pay double, or treble, if unsuccessful.
  5. 5. A Napoleon gun.
  6. 6. A kind of top boot of the middle of the 19th century.
  7. 7. A shape and size of cigar. It is about seven inches long.
  8. 8. A gun.

napoleon - examples of usage

  1. Caesar, it is well known, was greatly under the influence of such belief; and Napoleon had his good and evil days, and his presiding star. - "Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists", Washington Irving.
  2. Which is the true, the actual Napoleon? - "A Short History of the Book of Common Prayer", William Reed Huntington.
  3. They saw in him a Napoleon of finance, and remembered that their concerns were vastly more valuable through his operations. - "The Son of his Father", Ridgwell Cullum.
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