from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large fortified building or group of buildings with thick walls, usually dominating the surrounding country.
- n. A fortified stronghold converted to residential use.
- n. A large ornate building similar to or resembling a fortified stronghold.
- n. A place of privacy, security, or refuge.
- n. Games See rook2.
- intransitive v. Games To move the king in chess from its own square two empty squares to one side and then, in the same move, bring the rook from that side to the square immediately past the new position of the king.
- transitive v. To place in or as if in a castle.
- transitive v. Games To move (the king in chess) by castling.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large building that is fortified and contains many defences; in previous ages often inhabited by a nobleman or king.
- n. An instance of castling.
- n. A rook; a chess piece shaped like a castle tower.
- n. A close helmet.
- v. To perform the move of castling.
- v. To bowl a batsman with a full-length ball or yorker such that the stumps are knocked over.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A fortified residence, especially that of a prince or nobleman; a fortress.
- n. Any strong, imposing, and stately mansion.
- n. A small tower, as on a ship, or an elephant's back.
- n. A piece, made to represent a castle, used in the game of chess; a rook.
- intransitive v. To move the castle to the square next to king, and then the king around the castle to the square next beyond it, for the purpose of covering the king.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A building, or series of connected buildings, fortified for defense against an enemy; a fortified residence; a fortress.
- n. In heraldry, a representation of two or more towers connected by curtains, often having a gateway in one of the curtains, and always embattled.
- n. The house or mansion of a person of rank or wealth: somewhat vaguely applied, but usually to a large and more or less imposing building.
- n. A piece made in the form of a castle, donjon, or tower, used in the game of chess; the rook.
- n. A kind of helmet.
- n. Nautical, a kind of fighting-tower formerly erected on war-galleys, etc., near the bow and stern, and called respectively forecastle and aftcastle. See cut under cadenas.
- n. Synonyms See fortification.
- In chess, to move the king from his own square two squares to the right or left, and bring the rook or castle to the square the king has passed over.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack
- n. a large and stately mansion
- v. move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king
- n. interchanging the positions of the king and a rook
- n. (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
The word castle evolved from the Latin word castrum meaning a closed fort or stronghold.
From what I have seen the castle is already finished.
We soon discovered that the word "castle" on a map did not always signify some Camelot-like fortress, or even a modest ruin.
I believe the castle is about to crumble and republicans and democrats alike (those that actually believe that integrity still means something) will be disgusted.
Opposite the castle is a long, broad lawn, and at the end of it a cherry orchard, where I remember having frequently eaten excellent cherries.
On top of the castle is a beautiful garden, full of rare plants and handsome trees and shrubbery.
At the back of the castle is the Military Academy, or
Just below the castle is a mill and a liquor-factory, which are his property; the game and the fish, also, are his; and, in fact, he is lord of all he surveys.
Ere long news reached Esopus, that the savages were building another fort, which they called a castle, about thirty-six miles southwest of
The change, indeed, was an unpleasant one, from a large, commodious house, to what they called a castle, which was, in fact, a most loathsome prison.