Cha`teau" (?), n.; pl. Chateux (#). [F. chateau a castle. See Castle.]
A castle or a fortress in France.
A manor house or residence of the lord of the manor; a gentleman's country seat; also, particularly, a royal residence; as, the chateau of the Louvre; the chateau of the Luxembourg.
⇒ The distinctive, French term for a fortified caste of the middle ages is chateau-fort.
Chateau en Espagne () [F.], a castle in Spain, that is, a castle in the air, Spain being the region of romance.
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