• Chateau St. Louis, 1694
    Chateau St. Louis, 1694
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n chateau an impressive country house (or castle) in France
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chateau A castle or a fortress in France.
    • Chateau 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chateau A castle; a manor-house; a large and stately residence, usually in the country: chiefly with reference to France or southern Europe. The word is very frequent in French use in local names. Such names are often attached to wines. See phrases below.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chateau sha-tō′ a castle, a great country-seat, esp. in France (common in place-names, and connected with wines, as 'Château Lafitte,' 'Château Yqem,' &c.)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. château, a castle. See Castle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. chastel (Fr. château)—L. castellum, dim. of castrum, a fort.


In literature:

He is at the chateau of Luchen, very well, and awaiting the arrival of the king.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
Bertha's prediction was verified, and the whole chateau was thrown into confusion by preparations for the coming of the young viscount.
"Fairy Fingers" by Anna Cora Mowatt Ritchie
The chateau was surrounded by detectives night and day.
"The Blonde Lady" by Maurice Leblanc
To the right rose the chateau with its white facade, and beyond it was a wood.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
Another time she had passed her childhood in a great chateau on the Loire.
"Jack" by Alphonse Daudet
We are going to see the chateau where he lived.
"Rollo in Geneva" by Jacob Abbott
Now she dreamed of uniting her chateau of the Tuileries with that of the king by a long, connecting gallery.
"Royal Palaces and Parks of France" by Milburg Francisco Mansfield
True, it was a French chateau, and it seemed too bad to have to expend any of their precious bombs in bringing about its downfall.
"Air Service Boys Flying for Victory" by Charles Amory Beach
The occasional appearance of De Secqville at the Chateau des Anges was a sufficient proof that Blassemare had kept the secret with fidelity.
"The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851" by Various
An old chateau stood on the brow of a hill opposite.
"The Son of Monte Christo" by Jules Lermina

In poetry:

An old chateau sleeps 'mid the hills
Of France: an avenue of sorbs
Conceals it: drifts of daffodils
Bloom by a 'scutcheoned gate with barbs
Like iron bills.
"Overseas" by Madison Julius Cawein
To that magnificent chateau resort,
Where Louis Fourteenth held his splendid court,
And let both curiosity and taste
Be gratified, ere from the spot you haste.
"Enigma XIV." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Disemboguing from foothills, now in hushed meanders,
now in riffling braids, it vaunts across a senile
plain, well-entered, chateau-and-cider-press country,
its regal progress
"River Profile" by W H Auden

In news:

The United States wants to sell some of their wines in the European Union with a "chateau" label.
Located in a Dallas, TX, suburb, Chateau Britannia was once scouted and selected as a set for an A-list movie.
Former "It" boy Fabian Basabe threw a fit when he was denied entrance to a Rock & Republic party at the Chateau Marmont.
Elle Fanning wore a gold and floral-print dress by Rodarte to a dinner celebrating the label at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood yesterday.
The next destination was Leonardo da Vinci's final resting place, Chateau d'Amboise, but the twins first had to complete their Speed Bump -- lacing a woman into an 18th-century corset.
Zhang Yuchen, a real estate developer, copied a 17th-century French chateau in suburban Beijing, hoping to attract China's new rich to rent its rooms and buy homes amid equestrian trails and a golf course.
The first floor of the French chateau-style building contains his floral shop and another retail space, the second floor has five offices and a reception area and the third floor is his pied-à-terre with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Molecatcher Jerome Dormion in the park of the Chateau de Versailles.
Gilt Groupe Co-Founder Alexandra W Wilson with Maggie Grace at the GILT GROUPE Celebrity Stylist dinner at Chateau Marmont.
Chateau Elan gets groovy with summer concerts.
The elegant Chateau Elan is going a little retro.
One of its biggest customers is Chateau St Michelle in Woodinville, the largest wine producer in Washington.
Chateau La Wren Antiques and Gifts holds ribbon-cutting in downtown Hagerstown .
A worker picks white grapes in the vineyards of the Chateau Haut more.
Chateau du Lac 's must-try soup is not gumbo but -- no surprise here -- la gratinee a l'oignon, which is cheesily perfect.

In science:

It turned out to be historically the converse: the Wilson-Fisher renormalization group approach to spin models with O(N ) symmetry yielded the polymer critical exponents as the special case of the N → 0 limit . 2The Chˆateau Margaux 1982 bottle was finally drunk in 2001 Chez Panisse, Berkeley CA.
Conformal Fractal Geometry and Boundary Quantum Gravity
In: Inverse Problems and High Dimensional Estimation, Stats in the Chˆateau 2009, Alquier, P., E.
Improved Matrix Uncertainty Selector
F. Dabek, M. F. Kaashoek, D. Karger, R. Morris, et al. Wide-area cooperative storage with CFS. in 18th ACM Symposium on Operating Systems Principles (SOSP '01). 2001. Chateau Lake Louise, Banff, Canada.
GPUs as Storage System Accelerators
Twenty years ago the first Blois Conference was organized by Basarab Nicolescu (University Paris VI) and Jean Tran Thanh Van (University Paris Sud) in the historic Chˆateau de Blois, France.
XIth International Conference on Elastic and Diffractive Scattering in Chateau de Blois, France, May 15 - 20, 2005. Conference Summary
Zhang, “Quantum Origin of Noise and Fluctuation in Cosmology” in The Origin of Structure in the Universe Conference at Chateau du Pont d’Oye, Belgium, April, 1992, ed. E.
Correlation Dynamics of Quantum Fields and Black Hole Information Paradox