Meaning of “chateau” in the English Dictionary

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chateaunoun [ C ]

uk /ˈʃæt.əʊ/ us /ʃætˈoʊ/ plural chateaux

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  • Down below are the warm chocolate-red roofs of the little town that has shared with the chateau its good and evil fortunes. 
  • He paused when he reached the courtyard, for he heard voices in the chateau. 
  • Luxury properly belongs to the boudoir and the guest-chamber, to great houses and chateaux. 
  • Such was the answer at every castle, chateau, and farmhouse where they called. 
  • When we got within a few leagues of this great city, we found every mountain, hill, and dale, so covered with chateaux, country houses, farms, etc. that they appeared like towns, villages, and hamlets. 

(Definition of “chateau” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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chateaunoun [ C ]

us /ʃæˈtoʊ/ plural chateaus /ʃæˈtoʊz/ chateaux /ʃæˈtoʊ, -ˈtoʊz/

a large house, esp. in France, or a castle in France

(Definition of “chateau” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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