château

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Originated 1730–40. Borrowing from French château, from Old French castel, from Latin castellum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

château (plural châteaus or châteaux)

  1. A French castle, fortress, manor house, or large country house.
  2. Any stately residence imitating a distinctively French castle.
  3. An estate where wine is produced and often bottled, especially in Bordeaux.

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References[edit]

  • château” in The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • château” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.
  • "château" in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French chastel, from Latin castellum.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

château m (plural châteaux)

  1. castle (fortified building or similar structure; winegrower's estate).

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • "château" in the WordReference Dictionnaire Français-Anglais, WordReference.com LLC, 2006.