château

noun
châ·teau | \ sha-ˈtō \
plural châteaus\-ˈtōz \ or châteaux\-ˈtō(z) \

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

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Following the map and the notes was like participating in a giant scavenger hunt, at the end of which was a five-course dinner in a historic chateau. BostonGlobe.com, "A modern wonder — the electric bike — lets us relive the good old days in France," 11 July 2018 The 400-person reception was held inside the chateau-style restaurant’s greenhouse. Natalie Stone, PEOPLE.com, "Sister Wives Star Kody Brown and His Family Are Leaving Las Vegas," 10 July 2018 The chateau was owned by the Queen’s nephew Viscount Linley. Fox News, "Racy Meghan Markle pictures may be used in Kate Middleton topless pics appeals case in France," 12 June 2018 The 400-person reception was held inside the chateau-style restaurant’s greenhouse. Natalie Stone, PEOPLE.com, "Sister Wives Star Kody Brown and His Family Are Leaving Las Vegas," 10 July 2018 Macron is kicking off the project Thursday with a visit to the chateau of French philosopher Voltaire, near the Swiss border, to showcase an example of successful restoration. Fox News, "France launches lottery to help restore chateaux, monuments," 1 June 2018 The 400-person reception was held inside the chateau-style restaurant’s greenhouse. Natalie Stone, PEOPLE.com, "Sister Wives Star Kody Brown and His Family Are Leaving Las Vegas," 10 July 2018 The mission on June 22, 1944, was to attack a chateau being used as headquarters by a German SS division, McCaslin said. David Owens, courant.com, "74 Years Later, Connecticut Airman Shot Down Over France In WW II To Get Proper Burial," 7 July 2018 The 27,000-square-foot French chateau on more than five acres of land at 9005 Camargo Road in Indian Hill was owned by former Ohio trial lawyer, Stan Chesley, and his wife, federal judge Susan Dlott. Randy Tucker, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati's most expensive home sold for $5M," 3 July 2018

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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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château

noun

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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