chatelaine


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chat·e·laine

 (shăt′l-ān′)
n.
1.
a. The mistress of a castle.
b. The mistress of a large, fashionable household.
2. A clasp or chain worn at the waist for holding keys, a purse, a watch, or other small household items.

[French châtelaine, feminine of châtelain, chatelain, from Old French chastelain; see chatelain.]

chatelaine

(ˈʃætəˌleɪn; French ʃɑtlɛn)
n
1. (esp formerly) the mistress of a castle or fashionable household
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a chain or clasp worn at the waist by women in the 16th to the 19th centuries, with handkerchief, keys, etc, attached
3. (Jewellery) a decorative pendant worn on the lapel

chat•e•laine

(ˈʃæt lˌeɪn)

n.
1. the mistress of a castle or of a large and elegant household.
2. a hooklike clasp with chains for suspending small objects, as keys worn at the waist by women esp. in the 18th and 19th centuries.
[1835–45; < French châtelaine. See chatelain]

chatelaine

- The lady or mistress of a household.
See also related terms for lady.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chatelaine - the mistress of a chateau or large country housechatelaine - the mistress of a chateau or large country house
mistress - a woman master who directs the work of others
2.chatelaine - a chain formerly worn at the waist by women; for carrying a purse or bunch of keys etc.
chain - a series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
Translations

chatelaine

[ˈʃætəleɪn] nchâtelaine f

chatelaine

n
(of castle, = housekeeper) → Schlossverwalterin f; (= owner)Schlossherrin f
(old) Gürtel, an dem ein Schlüsselbund getragen wird
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Lady Arabella was cold-blooded, and she was prepared to go through all that might be necessary of indifference, and even insult, to become chatelaine of Castra Regis.
She was building a castle in air -- a wondrous mansion whose sunlit courts and stately halls were steeped in Araby's perfume, and where she reigned queen and chatelaine.
My sweet bird," said Sir Nigel, "I am right loth to part from you, but we are now at the fringe of the forest, and it is not right that I should take the chatelaine too far from her trust.
Even if he should not be so, he will not come amiss, since, in the first place, he has his pension, and, in the second place, he will be content to live in a back room; whereas I shall be Madame General, and get into a good circle of society" (she was always thinking of this) "and become a Russian chatelaine.
Daisy found it impossible to keep her eyes off her `pitty aunty', but attached herself like a lap dog to the wonderful chatelaine full of delightful charms.
Address : 11-13 Chemin des Anemones, 1219 Chatelaine Geneva
John Meyer's previous book, Bullets, Butterflies, and Italy, was selected as a November Best Book by Chatelaine magazine.
The English country house and garden is here in a smoothly changeable set that great architect Lutyens might well have admired, and it makes a perfect frame for Olivia's entrance as chatelaine of a wealthy estate.
In "Fairly Equal: Lawyering the Feminist Revolution", lawyer, activist, and former Chatelaine legal columnist Linda Silver Dranoff details her trailblazing journey from a traditional 1950s childhood to the battlegrounds of the courts of law and the halls of power where she and a generation of women lawyers, supporting a larger feminist movement, championed the rights of Canadian women and families.
Vehiculent egalement un discours sur la pauvrete en lien avec la consommation de masse des revues grand public, notamment les editions francaises et anglaises du Reader's Digest et de Chatelaine, de meme que les publications de groupes plus ou moins proches de l'Eglise catholique, comme L'Ecole des parents, organe officiel de l'association de parents de la classe moyenne du meme nom, La Famille, revue d'action catholique des Peres franciscains, Le Mouvement ouvrier, almanach de la Ligue ouvriere catholique, Relations, mensuel publie par les Jesuites et Maintenant, publication de l'Ordre des dominicains ou collaborent notamment plusieurs grands noms du mouvement independantiste quebecois.
Near the end of January, Rogers Media, publishers of Maclean's and Chatelaine, announced cuts of 200 jobs.
Before their departure, Kat's Great Aunt Margaret gives her a chatelaine with supposed magical powers.