American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A native or inhabitant of Castile.
- n. The Spanish dialect of Castile.
- n. The standard literary and official form of Spanish, which is based on this dialect.
- adj. Of or relating to Castile or its people, language, or culture.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to Castile (formerly written Castille), a former kingdom in the central part of Spain, now divided into the provinces of Old and New Castile.
- n. An inhabitant or a native of Castile.
- n. The main and official language of Spain, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, etc.
- n. A native of Castile.
- adj. Of, from, or relating to Castile.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. An inhabitant or native of Castile, in Spain.
- n. The Spanish language as spoken in Castile.
- n. the Spanish language as spoken in Castile
“That is, the woman holds onto the issue of racism to cover a big truth: she cannot write in Castilian Spanish, and even does not speak it well.”
“Model B is bilingual: the students study half of the subjects in Castilian, the other half in Basque.”
“With Model A, students receive the majority of their lessons in Castilian, and learn Basque as a separate subject.”
“Þere are a number of oþer languages which also have þe "th" spelling mainly for þe unvoiced version - Welsh and Albanian are þe two I am most familiar wiþ - þough in Castilian Spanish, "c" and "z" are often used for it, and in Turkmen, oddly enough, it is represented by þe Latin letter "s".”
“In a number of languages (including again Castilian Spanish) "d" generally represents þe voiced sound; in Albanian it is spelt "dh" and in Welsh "dd" (and in Fijian, apparently, "c").”
“I KNOW in Spain Castilian is THE model, all others are regional variations.”
“At length it parted, and a young man appeared, winged, booted like a cavalier, with sash and belt and plumed hat, and in Latin, Castilian, and Tagal recited a poem as extraordinary as his attire.”
“While awaiting the return of her almoner, the queen read the petition, which turned out to be a letter, composed in the best possible manner, and but for the desire I feel to make it intelligible to you, I should never have ventured to translate it; for I must beg you to understand, ladies, that the Castilian is better adapted than the French tongue to express the emotions of love.”
“The man with the hair ----," I said one day, in describing a workman I wished summoned; and not for the moment recalling the Castilian for curly, I twirled my fingers in the air.”
“It is called Castilian something or other, and at the price it is unequalled for flavour and bouquet. ”
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