- The definition of a château is a French castle, or a large house and estate.
An example of a château is a country house and estate which is a French winery.
Evening at a French château.
- a French feudal castle
- a large country house and estate, esp. in France
Origin of châteauFrench ; from Old French chastel, castel ; from Classical Latin castellum, castle
(plural châteaus or châteaux)
OriginSee also: chateau