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Cas·til·ian

 (kă-stĭl′yən)
n.
1.
a. A native or inhabitant of Castile.
b. A person of Castilian ancestry.
2.
a. The Spanish dialect of Castile.
b. 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.

Castilian

(kæˈstɪljən)
n
1. (Languages) the Spanish dialect of Castile; the standard form of European Spanish
2. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Castile
adj
3. (Placename) denoting, relating to, or characteristic of Castile, its inhabitants, or the standard form of European Spanish
4. (Peoples) denoting, relating to, or characteristic of Castile, its inhabitants, or the standard form of European Spanish
5. (Languages) denoting, relating to, or characteristic of Castile, its inhabitants, or the standard form of European Spanish

Cas•til•ian

(kæˈstɪl yən)

n.
1.
a. the dialect of Spanish spoken in Castile.
b. the standard Spanish of Spain, for which the dialect of Castile has served as a phonetic and grammatical model.
2. a native or inhabitant of Castile.
adj.
3. of or pertaining to Castile or Castilian.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Castilian - the Spanish language as spoken in Castile
Spanish - the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain
Translations
castellàespanyol
hispana
kastillianska
tiếng Tây ban nha

Castilian

[kæsˈtɪlɪən]
A. ADJcastellano
B. N
1. (= person) → castellano/a m/f
2. (Ling) → castellano m

Castilian

adjkastilisch
n
(Ling) → Kastilisch nt
(= person)Kastilier(in) m(f)

Castilian

[kæsˈtɪlɪən]
1. adjcastigliano/a
2. n (person) → castigliano/a; (language) → castigliano
References in classic literature ?
Mazarin will spend a few of the millions he has put away; our gentlemen will perform prodigies of valor in their encounters with the proud Castilians, and many of them will return crowned with laurels, to be recrowned by us with myrtles.
Nor would it be well that you should understand him," said the curate, "and on that score we might have excused the Captain if he had not brought him into Spain and turned him into Castilian.
These three books," said the curate, "are the best that have been written in Castilian in heroic verse, and they may compare with the most famous of Italy; let them be preserved as the richest treasures of poetry that Spain possesses.
My lord asks of what country you are," said the young man, in the purest Castilian.
He was a Spaniard, not a Basque, and he trolled out in Castilian that song you know,
A sound of bells, which he heard at that moment, put an end to his anxiety; it was a stuffed manikin, which the vagabonds were suspending by the neck from the rope, a sort of scarecrow dressed in red, and so hung with mule-bells and larger bells, that one might have tricked out thirty Castilian mules with them.
She commented that she had thought I might be 'one of those Castilians who is trying to learn Catalan', and offered this as justification for speaking Castilian to me" (74).
Old Weoley Castilians are justifiably proud of their castle and for generations of youngsters in local schools the castle and its former residents have been a history lesson with a very accessible factual source.
However, a closer look reveals that those who suffered capital punishment included two converso couples who had previously been executed in effigy at Seville, and that thirteen others were executed in effigy, generally because they had already died or else because they had fled to avoid arrest, like those four unfortunate Castilians who were caught before they could reach safety in France.
The unique clifftop property, sleeping up to eight, is within a short distance of the sea, beaches and fish restaurants at Castilians della Pescaia near Grosseto, an hour's drive south of Siena.