Definition of gîte in English:


Line breaks: gîte
Pronunciation: /ʒiːt
, ʒit/


  • A furnished holiday house in France, typically in a rural district.
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    • The most you will get for a gîte is £600 in high season, £300 in the low.
    • I followed a French long-distance footpath and stayed in mountain huts or gîtes.
    • With six bedroom suites and a two-bed gîte, it would make a perfect B&B.


French, from Old French giste; related to gésir 'to lie'.

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