Part of speech: noun

A castle; country mansion.

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Usage examples "chateau":

  1. The chateau lies some two miles hence by water. - "Merry-Garden and Other Stories", Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  2. To do it with a good grace was more than they were equal to; and when Marie and her father set off for the chateau, they left the boys crying bitterly. - "The Peasant and the Prince", Harriet Martineau.
  3. I was taken by car to corps headquarters at another chateau, where I saw some young officers, elegantly dressed, lounging about. - "'Brother Bosch', an Airman's Escape from Germany", Gerald Featherstone Knight.