- a city in and the capital of Eure-et-Loir, in N France, SW of Paris: cathedral.
- a department in central France. 2293 sq. mi. (5940 sq. km). Capital: Chartres.
Examples from the Web for chartres
We have finished our Paris this afternoon, and hope to leave for Chartres on Monday.Hortus Inclusus
All the steam in the world could not, like the Virgin, build Chartres.The Education of Henry Adams
They agreed to the terms and, pending their ratification, raised the siege of Chartres.Saint Bartholomew's Eve
G. A. Henty
In the same year he was crowned at Chartres, and in 1594 Paris opened her gates to him.
She had not pastured in the meadows about Chartres with blind eyes.The Book of Saints and Friendly Beasts
Abbie Farwell Brown
- a city in NW France: Gothic cathedral; market town. Pop: 40 361 (1999)
- a department of N central France, in Centre region. Capital: Chartres. Pop: 412 094 (2003 est). Area: 5940 sq km (2317 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for chartres
cathedral city in central France, said to be named for the Carnutes, Gaulish people who had a sacred place there, whose name is said to be from a root meaning "rock, stone," but there is a famous "Druid Stone" at the church.