[ noo-shuh-tel, nyoo-, noo-shuh-tel, nyoo-; French nœ-shah-tel ]

  1. a canton in W Switzerland. 309 sq. mi. (800 sq. km).

  2. the capital of this canton, on the Lake of Neuchâtel.

  1. Lake of, a lake in W Switzerland. 85 sq. mi. (220 sq. km).

  • German Neu·en·burg [noi-uhn-boork]. /ˈnɔɪ ənˌbʊərk/.

Words Nearby Neuchâtel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Neuchâtel in a sentence

  • M. de Droz, of la Chaux de Fonds, in the province of Neuchatel, has also executed some curious pieces of mechanism.

  • The matter was put before Neuchatel, as he entered the club, to which he had been recently elected with acclamation.

    Endymion | Benjamin Disraeli
  • At the dissolution of 1831, Adrian Neuchatel was a candidate for a popular constituency, and was elected at the head of the poll.

    Endymion | Benjamin Disraeli
  • The views of Mrs. Neuchatel were peculiar, and therefore not always, or even easily, comprehended.

    Endymion | Benjamin Disraeli
  • Mrs. Neuchatel exercised on him all the unrivalled arts by which she so unmistakably discovered character.

    Endymion | Benjamin Disraeli

British Dictionary definitions for Neuchâtel


/ (French nøʃɑtɛl) /

  1. a canton in the Jura Mountains of W Switzerland. Capital: Neuchâtel. Pop: 167 000 (2002 est). Area: 798 sq km (308 sq miles)

  2. a town in W Switzerland, capital of Neuchâtel canton, on Lake Neuchâtel: until 1848 the seat of the last hereditary rulers in Switzerland. Pop: 32 914 (2000)

  1. Lake Neuchâtel a lake in W Switzerland: the largest lake wholly in Switzerland. Area: 216 sq km (83 sq miles)

  • German name (for senses 1, 2): Neuenburg (ˈnɔyənbʊrk)

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