noun châ·teau \sha-ˈtō\

: a castle or a large house especially in France

plural châ·teaus \-ˈtōz\ or châ·teaux \-ˈtō(z)\

Full Definition of CHÂTEAU

:  a feudal castle or fortress in France
:  a large country house :  mansion
:  a French vineyard estate

Examples of CHÂTEAU

  1. <a gorgeous château on a hill>

Origin of CHÂTEAU

French, from Old French chastel, Latin castellum fortress
First Known Use: 1720


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