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Bonaparte

[boh-nuh-pahrt; French baw-na-part] /ˈboʊ nəˌpɑrt; French bɔ naˈpart/
noun
1.
Jérôme
[juh-rohm;; French zhey-rohm] /dʒəˈroʊm;; French ʒeɪˈroʊm/ (Show IPA),
1784–1860, king of Westphalia 1807 (brother of Napoleon I).
2.
Joseph
[joh-zuh f,, -suh f;; French zhaw-zef] /ˈdʒoʊ zəf,, -səf;; French ʒɔˈzɛf/ (Show IPA),
1768–1844, king of Naples 1806–08; king of Spain 1808–13 (brother of Napoleon I).
3.
Louis
[loo-ee;; French lwee;; Dutch loo-ee] /ˈlu i;; French lwi;; Dutch luˈi/ (Show IPA),
1778–1846, king of Holland 1806–10 (brother of Napoleon I).
4.
Louis Napoléon
[loo-ee nuh-poh-lee-uh n;; French lwee na-paw-ley-awn] /ˈlu i nəˈpoʊ li ən;; French lwi na pɔ leɪˈɔ̃/ (Show IPA),
Napoleon III.
5.
Lucien
[loo-shuh n;; French ly-syan] /ˈlu ʃən;; French lüˈsyɛ̃/ (Show IPA),
1775–1840, prince of Canino, a principality in Italy (brother of Napoleon I).
6.
Napoléon, Napoleon I.
7.
Napoléon, Napoleon II.
Italian Buonaparte.
Related forms
Bonapartean, adjective
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  • Bonaparte, after all, was a great general, and a man of genius.

    Dust Julian Hawthorne
  • "You are an incorrigible, young Bonaparte," said the teacher.

  • Now was the opportunity for Bonaparte to take up the rôle of Cromwell which Hoche had so awkwardly played.

  • Then my little captain—my Bonaparte of Brienne—dashed at the gun.

  • For Bertrand, even in his less amiable moods, Bonaparte ever had the friendly word that feeds the well-spring of devotion.

  • It would have been his delight, he said, to have tried Bonaparte on a wind.

  • This police enthralled Bonaparte himself in its snares, and held him a long time under the influence of its power.

    Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, Complete Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  • His handsome face, emaciated and pale, was that of the immortal Bonaparte.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • In this respect Frederick the Great and Bonaparte are especially characteristic.

    The Reality of War Stewart L. Murray
British Dictionary definitions for Bonaparte

Bonaparte

/ˈbəʊnəˌpɑːt; French bɔnapart/
noun
1.
2.
Jérôme (ʒerom), brother of Napoleon I. 1784–1860, king of Westphalia (1807–13)
3.
Joseph (ʒozɛf), brother of Napoleon I. 1768–1844, king of Naples (1806–08) and of Spain (1808–13)
4.
Louis (lwi), brother of Napoleon I. 1778–1846, king of Holland (1806–10)
5.
Lucien (lysjɛ̃), brother of Napoleon I. 1775–1840, prince of Canino
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