château

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noun châ·teau \sha-ˈtō\

Definition of château

plural

châteaus

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châteaux

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  1. 1 :  a feudal castle or fortress in France

  2. 2 :  a large country house :  mansion

  3. 3 :  a French vineyard estate

Examples of château in a sentence

  1. a gorgeous château on a hill

Origin and Etymology of château

French, from Old French chastel, Latin castellum fortress


First Known Use: 1720


CHÂTEAU Defined for English Language Learners

château

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noun châ·teau \sha-ˈtō\

Definition of château for English Language Learners

  • : a castle or a large house especially in France


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