- (in France) a castle or fortress.
- a stately residence imitating a distinctively French castle.
- a country estate, especially a fine one, in France or elsewhere on the Continent.
- (often initial capital letter) a winegrower's estate, especially in the Bordeaux region of France: often used as part of the name of a wine.
Origin of château
Examples from the Web for chateau
A Chateau Vancouver 2020 cabernet might well make the earth move.Beer Countries vs. Wine Countries
December 7, 2014
I went through a very crazy time, whether it was at the Chateau, running wild in Malibu, I just went through it.Scott Haze on Playing a Necrophiliac in ‘Child of God’ and Naked Paintballing with James Franco
August 3, 2014
“Somehow she said we spent a romantic night making love at the Chateau Marmont,” Richardson told Wallace.Speed Read: Terry Richardson on Sex, Lies, and Lindsay Lohan
June 16, 2014
A source told The Sun newspaper: 'Officially the crime scene is the chateau and its environs.Were Kate Pics An 'Inside Job'?
September 24, 2012
The photographs were taken from a hidden spot beside a public road which passes in front of the chateau.Italian Magazine Runs Naked Kate Pics
September 17, 2012
We will rebuild the Chateau d'Hautecoeur, and we will pass the rest of our lives there.The Dream
He was liberated after a week's imprisonment, but banished to his chateau at Verteuil.Reflections
Francois Duc De La Rochefoucauld
It was understood, was it not, on September 15th, at the Chateau of Berneville?The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
The chateau is on fire; valuable objects may be saved from the flames by timely aid!
It came on briskly, and came up to the front of the chateau.
- a country house, castle, or manor house, esp in France
- (in Quebec) the residence of a seigneur or (formerly) a governor
- (in the name of a wine) estate or vineyard
Word Origin and History for chateau
c.1739, from French château, from Old French chastel (12c.), from Latin castellum "castle" (see castle (n.)).