Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Furnished with turrets and battlements in the style of a castle.
  • adj. Having a castle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having turrets or battlements, like a castle.
  • adj. Enclosed within a building.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Inclosed within a building.
  • adj. Furnished with turrets and battlements, like a castle; built in the style of a castle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Furnished with turrets and battlements, like a castle; built in the style of a castle: as, a castellated mansion.
  • Inclosed in a building, as a fountain or cistern.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement

Etymologies

Medieval Latin castellātus, past participle of castellāre, to fortify as a castle, from Latin castellum, fort; see castle.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin castellum "castle". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • As we wind about the hills we catch sight of tiny hamlets perched on airy crests, recalling the castellated villages of the African Kabylia.

    The Roof of France

  • The mansion is of that class termed castellated houses, as retaining some of the features of the feudal castle, but accommodated to the more secure and less circumspect usages of a later age.

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, April 1844 Volume 23, Number 4

  • The country houses of the nobility and landed gentry were largely built or rebuilt in what was known as the castellated style. [

    A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century

  • At Hogwarts, however, the remote and castellated establishment where Harry Potter pursues his studies, there are girls everywhere: eccentric girls, stalwart girls, mean girls, ghost girls who live in the toilet, girls you get crushes on, girls you can kiss … Is this how a sorcerer is made?

    Sex and the Single Wizard

  • I knew my exact place on the map, tracing a portion of a castellated line across the neck of Britannia ...

    zornhau: My Eagle of the Ninth

  • Designed by architect Moshe Safdie, its conical castellated turrets pay homage to the baronial style adopted by Victorian aristocrats and merchants for their Highland shooting lodges.

    Recession? What recession? Hire a Scottish castle for £60,000 a week

  • There is a castellated former coastguard lookout at Pedn-men-du, where a man used to be stationed to sound the alert when he sighted a shoal of herring.

    Country diary: Land's End, Cornwall

  • Parts of Shaker Heights — where I lived for 11 of the years when those changes supposed to be occurring — may look like Mission Hills with its castellated stone fortresses.

    2009 April 16 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • Cwm Gwerin eastwardly is lonelier and finer still, one wall scoured to bare rock by glaciation, a castellated ridge on the other towering above the Afon Hengwm that drains peatlands towards Dylife.

    Country diary: Pumlumon

  • Fleeing the Boardwalk, Charles trudged westward along the sand, castellated cliffs towering above him like battlements, blocking out the stars.

    THE BOYS FROM SANTA CRUZ

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.