• WordNet 3.6
    • n chatelaine a chain formerly worn at the waist by women; for carrying a purse or bunch of keys etc.
    • n chatelaine the mistress of a chateau or large country house
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Chatelaine An ornamental hook, or brooch worn by a lady at her waist, and having a short chain or chains attached for a watch, keys, trinkets, etc. Also used adjectively; as, a chatelaine chain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chatelaine A female castellan; the lady of the castle or château. See chatelain.
    • n chatelaine A chain, or group of chains, worn by castellans, by which the keys of a castle were suspended from the girdle; hence, a similar modern device for suspending watch-keys, seals, trinkets, etc.; and so, by extension, the trinkets themselves.
    • chatelaine Pertaining to or of the nature of a chatelaine: as, a chatelaine watch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Chatelaine a female castellan: an ornamental appendage, suitable to a lady chatelaine, consisting of short chains bearing keys, corkscrew, scissors, &c., attached to the waist-belt: a similar thing in miniature attached to the watch-chain
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. châtelaine, the wife of a castellan, the mistress of a chateau, a chatelaine chain
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. chastel (Fr. château)—L. castellum, dim. of castrum, a fort.


In literature:

The fame of the brilliant and beautiful Baroness Wrangell, first chatelaine of the castle, lives after her.
"Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska" by Charles Warren Stoddard
On this most difficult problem lectures will be given by a practised chatelaine.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 1, 1914" by Various
Becky reposed flat upon the chatelaine bag and waved her still damp shoes exultantly.
"Americans All" by Various
Don't you think I shall make a charming chatelaine, Dicky, dear?
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
And the gaze of Balzac turned towards Poland, and he began to write letters to the imprisoned chatelaine, pouring out his soul to her.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
Ah, she's like an antique chatelaine: one of the stateliest, handsomest old ladies of the day.
"A True Friend" by Adeline Sergeant
He walked slowly, puffing his pipe, pondering over his encounter with the chatelaine of the Chateau de Nesville.
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
In the next scene we are treated to a small specimen of M. de Chatelain's genius as an emendator of Shakespeare.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 12, No. 32, November, 1873" by Various
It was a chatelaine made of finely-fretted silver.
"In the Mist of the Mountains" by Ethel Turner
Think of all who buy the patent health-restorer, the Dupuytren pomatum, the Chatelaine's water, etc.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert

In news:

Marcia Chatelain Dr Marcia Chatelain is Assistant Professor History and African-American Studies at Georgetown University.
La Chatelaine 's Paris Flamekuch.
La Chatelaine 's Paris Flamekuch edition.
The aging chatelaine devotes more time to her multiple sexual partners and her pets than to the city she rules.
A dish created by Columbus State Community College College Culinary School student Matthiew Henry will accompany the new wine at La Chatelaine's annual Beaujolais Nouveau Soiree today, Nov 15.
Dirk Chatelain on Jones' heart condition (March 6, 2008).
Dirk Chatelain on Jones ' heart condition (March 6, 2008).
"There's this idea that it's kind of like cheating to paint a quilt ," explains Chatelain, a controversial award-winner whose painted quilts won best of show at the Houston festival in both 2004 and 2007.
Red River Bank President and CEO Blake Chatelaine (SHOT-len) says the purchase price is private and confidential.

In science:

Christophe Chatelain†, Bertrand Berche‡ and Lev N.
Quenched bond dilution in two-dimensional Potts models
Chatelain, in Order, Disorder And Criticality, edited by Y.
The Harris-Luck criterion for random lattices
We acknowledge useful discussions with Wolfhard Janke and Christophe Chatelain.
Criticality of the random-site Ising model: Metropolis, Swendsen-Wang and Wolff Monte Carlo algorithms
Chatelain, in Conformal invariance: an introduction to loops, interfaces and Stochastic Loewner Evolution, Lecture Notes in Physics, Vol. 853, edited by M.
Watersheds are Schramm-Loewner Evolution curves
The authors acknowledge useful discussions with Christophe Chatelain and Wolfhard Janke.
On the universality class of the 3d Ising model with long-range-correlated disorder