Used to describe something that is akin to the historical period when France dominated Europe (At one point extending from Spain to central Europe including Italy and most of modern day Germany). Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of France, was the man whose name lends itself to this word.
The weapon was widely used during the Napoleonic era
by Renaissance Yann March 4, 2015
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Also known as little man syndrome or lms. When a small guy tries to be tough because he's shorter than average or small of stature. (Taken from the name Napoleon, who was just a few inches over 5 feet tall and tended to blow people up and start wars.) See Napoleonic War.
Rick had a case of napoleonism beacuse he was only 5'5". He didn't need to be so tough, 'cause he was a great and kind friend who would do anything for you. Unfortunately, people still look down upon short people, and he took this personally.
by Shmouse May 24, 2005
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"Bill, I'm waiting..."
"Ummm, he's dead?"
"So what you're telling me is Napoleon was a short, dead dude."
"Well yeah."
by Ted "Theodore" Logan October 6, 2011
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Napoleon Bonaparte. The greatest military leader of all times. A hardworking, intelligent, charismatic, loved, feared, envied and never stopping, never sleeping, simple man who became emperor of France in the early 19th century.

Building the strongest army of all times, invaded Russia in a desperate attempt to aquire envious and lying Tsar Alexander's respect as a legitimate european Emperor, but failed despite his brilliant military understanding of battle winning and despite the fact that he suceeded in occupying Moscow and all the other cities he had reached, that had simply been evacuated or made useless by the russians, always trying to avoid battles (the russians winning the war by avoiding battle, one might say).

600000 french experienced, valuable soldiers, polish and other french-allied men, freezed, starved, marched and fought to death in an all-swallowing russian winter. But Napoleon, always among his soldiers, and drinking form their same cups and marching through the same mud (at least for a couple of meters), was still regarded as a great charismatic, and nearly mythical, living legend-like leader, worthy to die for and to fight for, even after the russian desaster.

The English Alliance (austria, russia, hannover, prussia) chased Napoleon from power through diplomatic skills, a strong army menacing to invade Paris, fuelling inner french oppositions, and favored by frances general weariness and tiredness of Napoleons restlessness and neverending wars and battles, as victorious they might be.

Napoleon was too much of a great caliber for them. He would definitely be too much of a demanding leader for us, today, because we're all psychology-reading and emotional-values-loving pussies.

May he be an example to all. May he rest in peace in the realm of glory.
(Did you know Josephine, Napoleon 's first wife, was half black?)
by sebsone September 4, 2007
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The Napoleon is when you stick all 4 fingers in an orifice typically during a sexual act similar to the large number of photographs capturing Napoleon Bonaparte sticking his 4 fingers in his buttons.
Dirty Josto couldn't quite fist the girl he brought home from the bar but he was able to get 4 fingers in to give her The Napoleon.
by jizmaster2000 December 17, 2013
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Military genius of Corsican origin, who unfortunately went on to lead France, of all places, to military glory- but after starting the first world war (1805, France vs. the world except america who went to war with the british over a matter unrelated to napoleon in 1812) was cast out of france, in defeat. returned in 1815 for the Hundred Days Campaign, ending in Waterloo, when he was once again cast out. this loss was not an allied victory, but a french loss, as they made more mistakes here than the rest of the war combined. Biggest mistake of his carrer was invading russia- 400,000 veteran soldiers sent to freeze to death and leave france unprotected. Thus is france today- Flat Coke- disgusting and worthless, but noce good and full of potential. Since Napoleon, France has been useless; when napoleon was exhiled, they traded their glorious flag of red white and blue, for just white.
Vive la France! o, Napoleon's not there anymore? Long live America! Washington's dead too? DAMN! Britain? DAMN IT ALL!!!
by CTC November 22, 2003
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layering or stacking things such as puff pastry; culinary definition
She made a napoleon of shortbread, strawberries and whipped cream for the dessert competition.
by hotshotshooter April 6, 2011
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