Definitions of chateau

  1. an impressive country house ( or castle) in France
  2. A castle; a country seat.
  3. A nobleman's castle: a country- seat.
  4. A castle; country mansion.

Usage examples for chateau

  1. However, as there are no bulls here, I will send the head piqueur upon the track of a wild boar which was seen near the chateau last night; he will exactly suit you. – Le Morvan, [A District of France,] Its Wild Sports, Vineyards and Forests; with Legends, Antiquities, Rural and Local Sketches by Henri de Crignelle
  2. It is rising ground, and in the centre of the demesne, on the top of the hill, stands a fine modern chateau, the property of a distant kinsman of Fritz's, the Count Stanislas von Tarlenheim. – The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
  3. He told us shyly one day, as we watched the wake of the ship together, that he was to be stationed at an old chateau upon whose front is carved in stone, " I serve because I am served!" – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White
  4. The Chateau d'Ourde lies a full league from its gates. – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  5. Monsieur Grandet took advantage of a cart returning by way of Froidfond to go and see his chateau. – Eugenie Grandet by Honore de Balzac
  6. " I believe the quality which will be most required of the women of the era which is mine, is- is courage and then more courage, Monsieur," I made answer to him as if I had been discussing some question with him in my father's smoking room at the Chateau de Grez, as I often came in to do with my father and his friends after the death of my mother when the evenings seemed too long alone. – The Daredevil by Maria Thompson Daviess
  7. In short, Claudet, finding himself quite at home at the chateau, naturally considered himself as one of the family. – A Woodland Queen, Complete by Andre Theuriet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  8. The air was rent by a cheer, such a cheer as convinced the Count and his family how faint in comparison their welcome had been, when they had appeared from the by- road to the chateau half an hour before. – The Peasant and the Prince by Harriet Martineau
  9. Seeing that it was necessary to obey, I sent this bed to the Tuileries, and had the one which was there brought to the chateau of Saint- Cloud. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  10. To whom does that chateau belong, my old friend? – The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer, Complete by Charles James Lever (1806-1872)
  11. My house detective has no authority to act in such cases, and I do not intend to get the chateau mixed up in these affairs. – Rebels of the Red Planet by Charles Louis Fontenay
  12. You're at Raincy- la- Tour now, at the duke's chateau. – The Firefly Of France by Marion Polk Angellotti
  13. I am going, she whispered, to a village in the war zone- where there is a chateau. – The Firefly Of France by Marion Polk Angellotti
  14. Monsieur Planterre told me that he was acquainted with my friend La Touche, and should be happy to accompany me to the chateau the next day. – Paddy Finn by W. H. G. Kingston
  15. These were the Duke's old friend the Marquis de Coeur- Volant, fleeing from his chateau as the peasants put the torch to it, and arriving in Pianura destitute, gouty and middle- aged, but imperturbable and epigrammatic as ever. – The Valley of Decision by Edith Wharton
  16. " It seems to me I- he and I- must have lived in this very chateau in a former existence. – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  17. In the direction of the chateau. – Louise de la Valliere by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
  18. At this the company, which had gathered at the door of the chateau to see the fun, ran to her assistance, in order to have the pleasure of enjoying the scene more fully. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 4 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon