Definitions of castle

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To cover the king with a castle, by a certain move. Castle in the air, a visionary project. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3. interchanging the positions of the king and a rook Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. A fortified residence, especially that of a prince or nobleman; a fortress. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Any strong, imposing, and stately mansion. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A small tower, as on a ship, or an elephant's back. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A piece, made to represent a castle, used in the game of chess; a rook. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A house fortified for defense against an enemy; a fortress; an imposing mansion. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A fortified house or fortress: the residence of a prince or nobleman. Formerly a term applied to a kind of helmet. Some commentators have unnecessarily given casque or helmet as the equivalent of castle in the following passage:- Which of your hands hath not defended Rome, And reared aloft the bloody battle-ax, Writing destruction on the enemy's castle!-Shak. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A fortified house. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. A fortress; a fortified residence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. A building fortified; a fortress: forecastle, a short deck in the fore part of a ship, at one time a castle; castle-in-the-air, an empty scheme; the forming of hopes on no solid foundation; visionary expectations. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. See castellated. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for castle

  1. My Castle is not a splendid place, but it is very comfortable, and it has a warm and cheerful air, and is quite a picture of Home. – Some-Christmas-Stories by Dickens, Charles
  2. " Hum -" said Elizabeth, - " if you mean where my mind has been, that is one question; as for my bodily self, I have been on the Castle Green." – Hills of the Shatemuc by Susan Warner