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Definitions of castle

  1. move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king; in chess Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. interchanging the positions of the king and a rook Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a large and stately mansion Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. A fortified residence, especially that of a prince or nobleman; a fortress. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Any strong, imposing, and stately mansion. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A small tower, as on a ship, or an elephant's back. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A piece, made to represent a castle, used in the game of chess; a rook. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. A fortified house. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. A fortress; a fortified residence. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Chess. A castle shaped piece; a rook. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A fortified house or fortress; the mansion of a nobleman or prince. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. See castellated. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. a military fortress ( 1 Chronicles 11:7 ), also probably a kind of tower used by the priests for making known anything discovered at a distance ( 1 Chronicles 6:54 ). Castles are also mentioned ( Genesis 25:16 ) as a kind of watch-tower, from which shepherds kept watch over their flocks by night. The "castle" into which the chief captain commanded Paul to be brought was the quarters of the Roman soldiers in the fortress of Antonia (so called by Herod after his patron Mark Antony), which was close to the north-west corner of the temple ( Acts 21:34 ), which it commanded. biblestudytools.com
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  23. kas'l, n. a fortified house or fortress: the residence of a prince or nobleman, or a large country mansion generally: anything built in the likeness of such: a defensive tower borne on an elephant's back: a large ship, esp. of war.--v.t. to enclose or fortify with a castle.--v.i. (chess) to bring the castle or rook up to the square next the king, and move the king to the other side of the castle.--n. CAS'TELLAN, governor or captain of a castle.--adj. CAS'TELLATED, having turrets and battlements like a castle.--n. CAS'TLE-BUILD'ING, the act of building castles in the air or forming visionary projects.--adj. CAS'TLED, furnished with castles.--n. CAS'TLE-GUARD, the guard for the defence of a castle.--CASTLES IN THE AIR, or IN SPAIN, groundless or visionary projects.--THE CASTLE, Dublin Castle, the seat of the viceroy and the executive--Castle influence, &c. [A.S. castel--L. castellum, dim. of castrum, a fortified place.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. Large fortified building or set of buildings, stronghold; mansion that was once such; (Ireland) The C., government system (f. Dublin C., seat of vice-regal court& government); Englishman\'s house his c., none may force entrance; (Chess) piece made with battlemented top, also Rook; c. in the air, or as Gallicism c. in Spain, visionary project, day-dream, (so c.-builder). Hence castled a., castlewise adv. [old Northern French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. (chess). Move c. next king, & king round c. (c. the king, or abs.). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. n. [Latin] A fortified residence; a fortress;—a piece made to represent a castle, used in chess. Cabinet Dictionary
  27. A house fortified; Castles in the air, projects without reality. Complete Dictionary

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