What does chateau mean?

Definitions for chateau
ʃæˈtoʊ; -ˈtoʊz; -ˈtoʊz, -ˈtoʊchateau

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chateau(noun)

    an impressive country house (or castle) in France


  1. château(Noun)

    A French castle, fortress, manor house, or large country house.

  2. château(Noun)

    Any stately residence imitating a distinctively French castle.

  3. château(Noun)

    An estate where wine is produced and often bottled, especially in Bordeaux.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chateau(noun)

    a castle or a fortress in France

  2. Chateau(noun)

    a manor house or residence of the lord of the manor; a gentleman's country seat; also, particularly, a royal residence; as, the chateau of the Louvre; the chateau of the Luxembourg

  3. Origin: [F. chteau a castle. See Castle.]


  1. Château

    Château is a manor house or residence of the lord of the manor or a country house of nobility or gentry, with or without fortifications, originally—and still most frequently—in French-speaking regions. The word château is also used for castles in French, so where clarification is needed, the term château fort is used to describe a castle, such as Château fort de Roquetaillade. Care should be taken when translating the word château into English. It is not used in the same way as "castle", and most châteaux are described in English as "palaces" or "country houses" rather than "castles". For example, the Château de Versailles is so called because it was located in the countryside when it was built, but it does not bear any resemblance to a castle, so it is usually known in English as the Palace of Versailles. The urban counterpart of château is palais, which in French is applied only to grand houses in a city. This usage is again different from that of the term "palace" in English, where there is no requirement that a palace must be in a city, but the word is rarely used for buildings other than the grandest royal residences. The expression hôtel particulier is used for an urban "private house" of a grand sort.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chateau

    sha-tō′, n. a castle, a great country-seat, esp. in France (common in place-names, and connected with wines, as 'Château Lafitte,' 'Château Yqem,' &c.).—ns. Chatelain (shat′e-lān), a castellan; Chat′elaine, a female castellan: an ornamental appendage, suitable to a lady chatelaine, consisting of short chains bearing keys, corkscrew, scissors, &c., attached to the waist-belt: a similar thing in miniature attached to the watch-chain.—Château en Espagne, a castle in the air. [O. Fr. chastel (Fr. château)—L. castellum, dim. of castrum, a fort.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chateau in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chateau in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of chateau in a Sentence

  1. Alexander Chase:

    La maison d'un homme est le château de son épouse.

  2. Ali Wong:

    At the Chateau Marmont, he pitched a couple of things that made it in. Like wearing glasses that had no lens, and the part in the game night scene where he lists all of these Chinese dignitaries, that was all his idea. And when he says,' I don't have a problem, Sasha. What's your problem ?' and starts air-fighting. It's hard to describe just how shockingly funny he is.

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