Definition of Chatelaine

1. Noun. The mistress of a chateau or large country house.

Generic synonyms: Mistress



2. Noun. A chain formerly worn at the waist by women; for carrying a purse or bunch of keys etc..
Generic synonyms: Chain

Definition of Chatelaine

1. n. An ornamental hook, or brooch worn by a lady at her waist, and having a short chain or chains attached for a watch, keys, trinkets, etc. Also used adjectively; as, a chatelaine chain.

Definition of Chatelaine

1. Noun. The mistress of a castle or large household. ¹

2. Noun. A chain or clasp worn at the waist by women, with handkerchief, keys, etc., attached (supposed to resemble the chain of keys once worn by mediaeval chatelaines). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chatelaine

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Chatelaine

chatbots
chatbox
chatboxes
chatchka
chatchkas
chatchke
chatchkes
chate
chateau
chateaubriand
chateaubriands
chateaulike
chateaus
chateaux
chatelain
chatelaine (current term)
chatelaines
chatelains
chatelet
chatelets
chatellanies
chatellany
chatfest
chatfests
chatkalite
chatless
chatline
chatlines
chatlog
chatlogs

Literary usage of Chatelaine

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1887)
"18, 27-31 ; Catalogue des Ouvrages du Chevalier do Châtelain, 1875.] GCB chatelaine, JOHN BAPTIST CLAUDE (1710-1771), draughtsman and ..."

2. Dick's Games of Patience: Or, Solitaire with Cards by William Brisbane Dick (1884)
"It would be poor play tu use cards from the chatelaine when the uppermost ... This semicircle is called the chatelaine. After the cards have all been dealt, ..."

3. Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (1855)
"domestic implements, somewhat resembling the article brought into fashion a few years ago, under the name of a chatelaine. To these were hung, 16. ..."

4. Transactions by Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire (1855)
"domestic implements, somewhat resembling the article brought into fashion a few years ago, under the name of a chatelaine. To these were hung, 16. ..."

5. The Lady's Companion: Or, Sketches of Life, Manners and Morals at the by Lady (1854)
"Oh, there ; at the end of that chatelaine. Oh, I positively must have it. ... One of the swivels of my chatelaine came undone the other day, ..."

6. The Growth of the French Nation by George Burton Adams (1896)
"... favorite weapons which he used, dissimulation and underhanded diplomacy, aroused the fears, while A chatelaine. Costume of the middle of the fifteenth ..."

7. English Hymns: Their Authors and History by Samuel Willoughby Duffield (1886)
"The only hymn of the same century, which in point of style resembles this, is one quoted by Burney from the chatelaine de Coucy, set about the year 1190, ..."

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