Meaning of château

châ•teau

Pronunciation: (sha-tō' Fr. shä-tō'), [key]
— pl. -teaus, -teaux
  1. (in France) a castle or fortress.
  2. a stately residence imitating a distinctively French castle.
  3. a country estate, esp. a fine one, in France or elsewhere on the Continent.
  4. (often cap.) a winegrower's estate, esp. in the Bordeaux region of France: often used as part of the name of a wine.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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