• WordNet 3.6
    • n chalet a Swiss house with a sloping roof and wide eaves or a house built in this style
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chalet A herdsman's hut in the mountains of Switzerland. "Chalets are summer huts for the Swiss herdsmen."
    • Chalet A summer cottage or country house in the Swiss mountains; any country house built in the style of the Swiss cottages.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n chalet A hut or cabin in which cattle and herdsmen are housed for the night on the Swiss mountains.
    • n chalet Hence A dwelling-house of the Swiss peasantry similarly constructed, that is, low, with very wide eaves, and with the roof weighted down with large stones to secure it against the mountain winds.
    • n chalet A country residence built in the general style of a Swiss mountain cottage, but generally of ornamental character.
    • n chalet A more or less ornamental structure placed at convenient points in cities, containing urinals, lavatory, etc., for public convenience; a modern street ‘necessary.’
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Chalet sha-lā′ a summer hut used by Swiss herdsmen among the Alps: a urinal.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Mildred attempted to pretend that her attention had been attracted by one of these houses, built like a glorified Swiss chalet.
"The Red Cross Girls with the Russian Army" by Margaret Vandercook
Their peaceful life in the chalet was now broken by a new and most unexpected interruption.
"The Life of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson" by Nellie Van de Grift Sanchez
She did not go out, however, but slowly wandered into a long room under the roof of a Swiss chalet.
"The Squirrel Inn" by Frank R. Stockton
And now for many years I have sat at my chalet window and seen the world go by.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
It was built like a chalet, but Maria Angelina had seen no such chalet in her childish summers in Switzerland.
"The Innocent Adventuress" by Mary Hastings Bradley
The Upper Inn was a little chalet built on the edge of the Valley's northern wall.
"The Trimming of Goosie" by James Hopper
Incest is common, in Switzerland especially, among the inhabitants of isolated mountain chalets.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
We do not want chalets and three-legged stools, cow-bells and buttermilk.
"Modern Painters Volume I (of V)" by John Ruskin
The Prince went up to take tea in this chalet of romance and profit during his walk of exercise.
"Westward with the Prince of Wales" by W. Douglas Newton
In the garden at Gad's Hill Place Dickens had erected a Swiss chalet presented to him by Fechter, the actor.
"Dickens' London" by Francis Miltoun

In poetry:

Where on the slope, with speckled dye
The pigmy herds I scan;
Or soothed, the scattered Chalets spy,
The last abode of man:
"Hymn Written Among The Alps" by Helen Maria Williams
How often, where the slopes are green
On Jaman, hast thou sate
By some high chalet-door, and seen
The summer-day grow late;
"Stanzas In Memory Of The Author Of 'Obermann'" by Matthew Arnold
It appears he had a notion that his "breeding" and his "culture"
Would assure him some position as a sort of country squire;
And he built a little chalet in a pretty, fern-clad valley,
And prepared to squire it nobly in imported farm attire.
"Toolangi" by C J Dennis
When the snow falls on Toolangi wise folk look to beam and rafter.
For the fall is ofttimes heavy as upon the roof it lies;
And it crushed the dainty chalet nestling in the pretty valley,
In the little fern-clad valley at Toolangi on the rise.
"Toolangi" by C J Dennis

In news:

Completed in 2009, this eight-bedroom chalet in Verbier and its interlinked four-bedroom guest chalet combine traditional materials with modern luxury refinements.
Cascade Foothills Chorale performs at Chalet this weekend.
Sport Chalet will have a scuba-diving Santa at some of its stores Saturday.
A diving Santa will appear at several Sport Chalet stores on Dec 15.
Some people dip into their savings to pursue extravagant, self-satisfying dreams : buying a plane, trekking through Nepal, investing in a mountain chalet or a sleek sports car.
View full size The Chalet at Mt Spokane.
Is Swiss Chalet Festive Special naughty or nice.
The class met Thursday afternoon at the Diving Locker and Ski Chalet on Montgomery Cross Road to swim, shoot photos and learn best practices for underwater cinematography.
Located in the heart of Vail Village, Swiss Chalet's Alpine-style décor and an array of old-style fondues and raclettes transport you straight across the Atlantic.
At Le Chalet you can dunk, swirl, submerge, and dip to the delight of your inner child.
Fondue from Le Chalet.
The company will display a Beechcraft King Air 350i and King Air C90GTx at its chalet B3.
Sunken tubs and outdoor showers are some of the perks of a beach chalet stay.
Beach chalets are roughly about 40 steps away from the shoreline.
View full size BOB PERKOSKI/SPECIAL TO SUN NEWS The Yume Daiko Japanese Drum Group performed at the 2011 Day at the Chalet in Strongsville.