chalet


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cha·let

 (shă-lā′, shăl′ā)
n.
1.
a. A wooden dwelling with a low-pitched roof and wide eaves, common in Alpine regions.
b. A cottage or lodge built in this style.
2. The hut of a herder in the Swiss Alps.

[French, from Swiss French, possibly diminutive of *cala, shelter.]

chalet

(ˈʃæleɪ; French ʃalɛ)
n
1. (Architecture) a type of wooden house of Swiss origin, typically low, with wide projecting eaves
2. (Architecture) a similar house used esp as a ski lodge, garden house, etc
[C19: from French (Swiss dialect)]

cha•let

(ʃæˈleɪ, ˈʃæl eɪ)

n.
1. a wooden house common in rural Alpine regions, having very wide eaves, exposed structural members, and often decoratively carved brackets, stair and balcony railings, etc.
2. any cottage, house, ski lodge, etc., built in this style.
3. a herder's hut in the Swiss Alps.
[1810–20; < French < Franco-Provençal, =*chale shelter (c. Old Provençal cala cove1) + -et -et]

chalet

A Swiss mountain hut.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chalet - a Swiss house with a sloping roof and wide eaves or a house built in this stylechalet - a Swiss house with a sloping roof and wide eaves or a house built in this style
house - a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families; "he has a house on Cape Cod"; "she felt she had to get out of the house"
Translations
بَيْتٌ خَشَبيٌّ للمُتَنَزِّهينبَيْتٌ ريفيٌّ صَغير
chatasalaš
alpehyttehytte
faház
fjallaskáli, smalabyrgisumarhús
namelisvasarnamis
kotedžavasarnīca
salaš
dağ evikulübe

chalet

[ˈʃæleɪ] Nchalet m, chalé m

chalet

[ˈʃæleɪ] nchalet m

chalet

nChalet nt; (in motel etc) → Apartment nt

chalet

[ˈʃæleɪ] n (in mountains) → chalet m inv; (in holiday camp) → bungalow m inv

chalet

(ˈʃӕlei) , ((American) ʃӕˈlei) noun
1. in Switzerland, a summer hut in the mountains for shepherds etc.
2. a small (wooden) house used by holidaymakers etc.
References in classic literature ?
I could find nothing to say to my pocket-book, before Nicolete, armed cap-a-pie with stick and knapsack, appeared at the door of her chalet.
I think we had better get under the veranda of the old chalet.
She was about to comment on this sign of habitation, when the door of the chalet was flung open, and Jane screamed as a man darted out to the spade, which he was about to carry in out of the wet, when he perceived the company under the veranda, and stood still in amazement.
I could not think of a safer asylum than this, if we must spend the night upon the premises; and Raffles agreed with me when I had led him by sheltering shrubbery and perilous lawn to the diminutive chalet between the rhododendrons and the water.
The Epanchins' country-house was a charming building, built after the model of a Swiss chalet, and covered with creepers.
We turned off into a winding path while she was speaking, and approached a pretty summer-house, built of wood, in the form of a miniature Swiss chalet.
There was a quantity of tables and chairs displayed between the restaurant chalet and the bandstand, a whole raft of painted deals spread out under the trees.
The child carried in a sling by the laden peasant woman toiling home, was quieted with picked-up grapes; the idiot sunning his big goitre under the leaves of the wooden chalet by the way to the Waterfall, sat Munching grapes; the breath of the cows and goats was redolent of leaves and stalks of grapes; the company in every little cabaret were eating, drinking, talking grapes.
They are all standing awry, so much awry that the chalets and cottages of the peasants seem to be tumbling down.
They were all so manifestly built for homely chalets on the solid earth and carefully tilled fields and blond wives and cheery merrymaking.
He also laid out a farm, and broke up and cleaned some of the waste land, and at this moment he has three chalets up above on the mountain side.
on his own back, why, good luck to them, and many a merry roadside adventure, and steaming supper in the chimney corners of roadside inns, Swiss chalets, Hottentot kraals, or wherever else they like to go.