château

noun châ·teau \ sha-ˈtō \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of château

plural châteaus play \-ˈtōz\ or châteaux play \-ˈtō(z)\
1 : a feudal castle or fortress in France
2 : a large country house : mansion
3 : a French vineyard estate

Examples of château in a Sentence

  1. a gorgeous château on a hill

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Origin and Etymology of château

French, from Old French chastel, Latin castellum fortress


CHÂTEAU Defined for English Language Learners

château

noun

Definition of château for English Language Learners

  • : a castle or a large house especially in France


CHÂTEAU Defined for Kids

château

noun châ·teau \ sha-ˈtō \

Definition of château for Students

plural châteaus \-ˈtōz\ or châteaux \-ˈtō, -ˈtōz\
: a castle or a large house especially in France

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