Main definitions of Hannibal in English

: Hannibal1Hannibal2

Hannibal1

proper noun

  • A port city in northeastern Missouri, on the Mississippi River, the boyhood home of Mark Twain; population 17,432 (est. 2008)

Pronunciation:

Hannibal

/ˈhanəbəl/

Main definitions of Hannibal in English

: Hannibal1Hannibal2

Hannibal2

proper noun

  • (247–182 bc), Carthaginian general. In the second Punic War he attacked Italy by crossing the Alps. He repeatedly defeated the Romans, although he failed to take Rome itself. After being recalled to Africa he was defeated at Zama by Scipio Africanus in 202.

Pronunciation:

Hannibal

/ˈhanəbəl/