Definitions for: Chateau


[n] an impressive country house (or castle) in France



Webster (1913) Definition: Cha`teau", n.; pl. Chateux. [F. ch[^a]teau a castle.
See Castle.]
1. A castle or a fortress in France.

2. A manor house or residence of the lord of the manor; a
gentleman's country seat; also, particularly, a royal
residence; as, the chateau of the Louvre; the chateau of
the Luxembourg.

Note: The distinctive, French term for a fortified caste of
the middle ages is ch[^a]teau-fort.

Chateau en Espagne[F.], a castle in Spain, that is, a
castle in the air, Spain being the region of romance.

See Also: country house

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