Definition of schloss in English:



  • (in Germany, Austria, or their former territories) a castle:

    ‘the Manor lords it over the pines perched halfway up Barkin Fell like a Bavarian schloss’
    • ‘The website also carries details of sporting opportunities further afield, including shooting at a Hungarian schloss, a castle in Botswana, and a lodge in Namibia.’
    • ‘It's a very pretty, small town, with a large schloss (German equivalent of a chateau) at the far end.’
    • ‘It's a short walk inland through an avenue of pines to the Caldey village, backed by the turreted, white-washed and ochre-tiled monastery that the monks themselves built, rather in the image of a Rhineland schloss.’
    • ‘The ruins of the SS falconer's cottage and the commandant's schloss were cluttered with vegetation, looking almost picturesque.’
    • ‘I was once asked after lecturing on Ferdinand Rothschild, whose father owned a schloss there; luckily there was no atlas present with which my answer could be challenged.’
    residence, hall, abode, stately home, seat, manor, manor house, country house, villa, castle
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Early 19th century: from German Schloss.