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Definition of "chateau" []

  • A French castle. (noun)
  • A French manor house. (noun)
  • An estate where wine is produced and often bottled, especially in the Bordeaux region of France. (noun)
  • A large country house. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chateau" in a sentence
  • "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."