(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. manor house, mansion, castle, country estate; see building 1 , castle , home 1 .

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  • teau — ba·teau; châ·teau; cha·teau·bri·and; châ·teau·neuf du pape; co·teau; cut·teau; ga·teau; jet·teau; man·teau; tor·teau; pla·teau; port·man·teau; wat·teau; aboi·teau; …   English syllables

  • châ|teau|bri|and — cha|teau|bri|and or châ|teau|bri|and «shah toh|bree ahn», noun. a choice beefsteak cut from the thickest part of the tenderloin. ╂[< François René de Châteaubriand, 1768 1848, French writer and diplomat] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Châ|teau — «sha TOH», noun, plural teaux « TOHZ», 1. a large country house in France or elsewhere in Europe. 2. a French castle. ╂[< French château < Old French chastel, castel < Latin castellum castle. See etym. of doublet castle. (Cf. ↑castle)]… …   Useful english dictionary

  • a|boi|teau — «AB uh toh; French a bwa TOH», noun, plural teaus « tohz»; French teaux « TOH». Canadian. 1. a sluice gate in the dikes along the Bay of Fundy: »The English apparently learned from the Acadians the special arts of building dikes and aboiteaux… …   Useful english dictionary

  • ba|teau — «ba TOH», noun, plural teaux « TOHZ». a light riverboat with a flat bottom and tapering ends, used in Canada and Louisiana. Also, batteau. ╂[American English < French bateau, perhaps ultimately < Old English bāt boat] …   Useful english dictionary

  • bat|teau — «ba TOH», noun, plural teaux « TOHZ». = bateau. (Cf. ↑bateau) …   Useful english dictionary

  • co|teau — «koh TOH», noun, plural teaux « TOHZ». in the northwestern United States: 1. an upland. 2. a broad, flat topped ridge of moderate elevation. ╂[< French coteau] …   Useful english dictionary

  • cou|teau — «koo TOH», noun, plural teaux « TOHZ». a knife, especially a large knife with two edges, used as a weapon. ╂[< French couteau] …   Useful english dictionary

  • gâ|teau — «gah TOH», noun, plural teaux « TOH». French. a cake …   Useful english dictionary

  • man|teau — «MAN toh; French mahn TOH», noun, plural teaus, teaux « tohz; French TOH». 1. a mantle or cloak. 2. a) a gown open in front to show the peticoat, formerly worn by women. b) a loose upper garment: »Tell my gentlewoman to bring mlack scarf and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pla|teau — «pla TOH», noun, plural teaus or teaux « TOHZ». 1. a plain in the mountains or at a height above the sea; large, high plain: »They found that chinchilla fur was ideal wear in the intense cold of the high mountain plateaux (New Scientist).… …   Useful english dictionary

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