Waterloo


Waterloo
/waw"teuhr looh', wot"euhr-, waw'teuhr looh", wot'euhr-/; for 1 also Flem. /vah"teuhrdd loh'/, n.
1. a village in central Belgium, south of Brussels: Napoleon decisively defeated here on June 18, 1815.
2. a decisive or crushing defeat: The candidate met her Waterloo in the national elections.
3. a city in E Iowa. 75,985.
4. a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada. 49,428.

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      city, seat (1855) of Black Hawk county, northeastern Iowa, U.S., along both sides of the Cedar River, adjacent to Cedar Falls on the west. The site was first settled in 1845 as Prairie Rapids, and the name Waterloo was adopted in 1851. The town grew as a railroad division point and a regional trade centre.

      Waterloo's industries include meatpacking and the manufacture of tractors and farm equipment, and each September the city hosts the National Cattle Congress. The Grout Museums include a museum of history and science, and the Rensselaer Russell House Museum (1861), a restored Victorian mansion, is open for tours. George Wyeth Memorial State Park is located between Waterloo and Cedar Falls. The city is the site of Hawkeye Community College (1966), and the University of Northern Iowa (Northern Iowa, University of) (1876) is at Cedar Falls; Wartburg College (1852) is at nearby Waverly, to the north. Inc. 1868. Pop. (1990) city, 66,467; Waterloo–Cedar Falls MSA, 123,798; (2000) city, 68,747; Waterloo–Cedar Falls MSA, 128,012.

      city, regional municipality of Waterloo, southeastern Ontario, Canada. Its settlement dates from the early 1800s, when a group of Pennsylvania Mennonites led by Abraham Erb settled along the Grand River. The community was named for the Battle of Waterloo (1815). Part of the Guelph-Cambridge-Kitchener metropolitan complex, Waterloo is the headquarters of several national insurance companies and has diversified industries. The University of Waterloo (1957) and the Wilfrid Laurier University (1911) are there. Inc. village, 1857; town, 1876; city, 1948. Pop. (2006) 97,475.

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