Chalet



a herdsman’s hut in the Swiss Alps.
a kind of farmhouse, low and with wide eaves, common in Alpine regions.
any cottage, house, ski lodge, etc., built in this style.
noun
a type of wooden house of Swiss origin, typically low, with wide projecting eaves
a similar house used esp as a ski lodge, garden house, etc
n.

1782, from Swiss-French chalet “herdsman’s hut, Alpine cottage,” probably a diminutive of Old French chasel “farmhouse, house, abode, hut,” perhaps from Vulgar Latin *casalis “belonging to a house,” from Latin casa “house;” or from Old Provençal cala “small shelter for ships,” from a pre-Latin language [Barnhart].

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Chaleur-bay

    an inlet of the Gulf of St. Lawrence between NE New Brunswick and SE Quebec, in SE Canada: rich fishing ground. About 85 miles (135 km) long; 15–25 miles (24–40 km) wide.

  • Chaliapin

    Fëdor Ivanovich [fyaw-duh r ee-vah-nuh-vyich] /ˈfyɔ dər iˈvɑ nə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA), 1873–1938, Russian operatic bass. noun Fyodor Ivanovich (ˈfjɔdər iˈvanəvitʃ). 1873–1938, Russian operatic bass singer



  • Chalice

    Ecclesiastical. a cup for the wine of the Eucharist or Mass. the wine contained in it. a drinking cup or goblet. a cuplike blossom. noun (poetic) a drinking cup; goblet (Christianity) a gold or silver cup containing the wine at Mass the calyx of a flower, esp a cup-shaped calyx n. early 14c., from Anglo-French […]

  • Chaliced

    Ecclesiastical. a cup for the wine of the Eucharist or Mass. the wine contained in it. a drinking cup or goblet. a cuplike blossom. adjective (of plants) having cup-shaped flowers noun (poetic) a drinking cup; goblet (Christianity) a gold or silver cup containing the wine at Mass the calyx of a flower, esp a cup-shaped […]



Disclaimer: Chalet definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.