American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A French castle.
- n. A French manor house.
- n. An estate where wine is produced and often bottled, especially in the Bordeaux region of France.
- n. A large country house.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A castle; a manor-house; a large and stately residence, usually in the country: chiefly with reference to France or southern Europe. The word is very frequent in French use in local names. Such names are often attached to wines. See phrases below.
- n. alternative spelling of château.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A castle or a fortress in France.
- n. A manor house or residence of the lord of the manor; a gentleman's country seat; also, particularly, a royal residence.
- n. an impressive country house (or castle) in France
- French château, from Old French chastel, from Latin castellum, castle; see castle. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“When he came to what I called my chateau, from nowhere, going nowhere, I hardly knew whether to call him young or old.”
“Of the 250 – 300 cases made, the chateau is holding back 50 cases for a minimum ten years to see if the wine changes back to show more of the Margaux character.”
“Looking down into the limpid quiet, where everything is so familiar, yet so alien, the eye sees, beyond those mysterious green glades, habitations of the water-country, twisted of chimney as an elfin chateau, blurred replicas of some cottage on the bank, wavering in outline and impossible in perspective.”
““There is something which might be called a chateau; but the wiser plan would be to use the building materials in the construction of a modern residence.””
“The chateau was a frame structure of twenty-eight rooms, lavishly furnished with Oriental rugs and imported Sheraton furniture.”
“Among the visitors at the chateau was the Baron de Saint Foix, an old friend of the Count, and his son, the Chevalier St. Foix, a sensible and amiable young man, who, having in the preceding year seen the Lady Blanche, at Paris, had become her declared admirer.”
“Now, the west wing of the chateau is the most modern part and there's nothing there that this could represent.”
“From the time of the arrival of the Empress we were in a state of terrible apprehension, and every one in the chateau was a prey to the greatest anxiety in regard to the Emperor.”
“Just behind the chateau was a wee village of dug-outs.”
“The chateau is a topping big place in pretty grounds and has most of the furniture left in it.”
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