nounpl. -·teaux′ or -·teaus′
- 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
Also sp. chateau
nounpl. cha·teaus, or cha·teaux
- A castle or manor house in a French-speaking region.
- An estate where wine is produced and often bottled, especially in the Bordeaux region of France.
- A large country house.
Origin of chateauFrench château from Old French chastel from Latin castellum castle ; see castle .
(plural chateaux or chateaus)
- Alternative spelling of chÃ¢teau.