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CHATELAINE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does chatelaine mean? 

CHATELAINE (noun)
  The noun CHATELAINE has 2 senses:

1. the mistress of a chateau or large country house
2. a chain formerly worn at the waist by women; for carrying a purse or bunch of keys etc.

  Familiarity information: CHATELAINE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHATELAINE (noun)


Sense 1chatelaine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The mistress of a chateau or large country house

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("chatelaine" is a kind of...):

mistress (a woman master who directs the work of others)


Sense 2chatelaine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A chain formerly worn at the waist by women; for carrying a purse or bunch of keys etc.

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("chatelaine" is a kind of...):

chain (a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament)


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