château

noun
châ·​teau | \ sha-ˈtō How to pronounce château (audio) \
plural châteaus\ sha-​ˈtōz How to pronounce châteaus (audio) \ or châteaux\ sha-​ˈtō(z) How to pronounce châteaux (audio) \

Definition of château

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

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Examples of château in a Sentence

a gorgeous château on a hill
Recent Examples on the Web The two met in 2010 on the set of Dark Tide and tied the knot in July 2013 at a rustic chateau in Martinez’s native France. Hanna Flanagan, PEOPLE.com, "Halle Berry Posts Sexy Swimsuit Shot Revealing Her Butt Tattoo: 'Back at the Beach'," 21 Sep. 2020 On the Silverado Trail, towering trees lining the entrance to the Chateau Boswell had been scorched, their skeletons now framing the chateau’s main building, which lay in ruin. Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "Napa’s famed castle Castello di Amorosa one of many wineries to suffer losses in Glass Fire," 28 Sep. 2020 One example: a lavish executive retreat, modeled after a French chateau, in the countryside near St. Louis. Julie Johnsson, Bloomberg.com, "Boeing Prepares Deeper Cuts From Executive Ranks to Real Estate," 26 Sep. 2020 Home: This is a 4-bed, 4-and-a-half bath, 5,600-square-feet, chateau-style home that was built in 2018. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "French-inspired chateau in Norton Commons is a master class in energy-efficiency design," 24 Sep. 2020 The two met in 2010 on the set of Dark Tide and tied the knot in July 2013 at a rustic chateau in Martinez’s native France. Hanna Flanagan, PEOPLE.com, "Halle Berry Posts Sexy Swimsuit Shot Revealing Her Butt Tattoo: 'Back at the Beach'," 21 Sep. 2020 Sort of the anti-modern iteration of a linen sheet, these transported us to an effortlessly stylish summer chateau in Provence — luxurious without trying too hard. Elizabeth Wallace, CNN Underscored, "The best linen sheets of 2020," 16 Sep. 2020 The two met in 2010 on the set of Dark Tide and tied the knot in July 2013 at a rustic chateau in Martinez’s native France. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Halle Berry Shares Empowering Message in Topless Instagram Post: 'Self-Love Is Never Selfish'," 28 Aug. 2020 For the French, the name of this forest, Fontainebleau, evokes the elaborate 1,500-room chateau at its heart. Smithsonian Magazine, "The Invention of Hiking," 10 May 2020

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First Known Use of château

1720, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for château

French, from Old French chastel, Latin castellum fortress

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The first known use of château was in 1720

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17 Oct 2020

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“Château.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ch%C3%A2teau. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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château

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How to pronounce château (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of château

: a castle or a large house especially in France

château

noun
châ·​teau | \ sha-ˈtō \
plural châteaus\ -​ˈtōz \ or châteaux\ -​ˈtō , -​ˈtōz \

Kids Definition of château

: a castle or a large house especially in France

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