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cas·tle

 (kăs′əl)
n.
1.
a. A large fortified building or group of buildings with thick walls, usually dominating the surrounding country.
b. A fortified stronghold converted to residential use.
c. A large ornate building similar to or resembling a fortified stronghold.
2. A place of privacy, security, or refuge.
3. Games See rook2.
v. cas·tled, cas·tling, cas·tles
v.intr. 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.
v.tr.
1. To place in or as if in a castle.
2. Games To move (the king in chess) by castling.

[Middle English castel, from Old English and from Norman French, both from Latin castellum, diminutive of castrum; see kes- in Indo-European roots.]

castle

(ˈkɑːsəl)
n
1. a fortified building or set of buildings, usually permanently garrisoned, as in medieval Europe
2. any fortified place or structure
3. a large magnificent house, esp when the present or former home of a nobleman or prince
4. (Fortifications) the citadel and strongest part of the fortifications of a medieval town
5. (Chess & Draughts) chess another name for rook2
vb
(Chess & Draughts) chess to move (the king) two squares laterally on the first rank and place the nearest rook on the square passed over by the king, either towards the king's side (castling short) or the queen's side (castling long)
[C11: from Latin castellum, diminutive of castrum fort]

cas•tle

(ˈkæs əl, ˈkɑ səl)

n., v. -tled, -tling. n.
1. a fortified, usu. walled residence, as of a prince or noble in feudal times.
2. the chief and strongest part of the fortifications of a medieval city.
3. a strongly fortified, permanently garrisoned stronghold.
4. a large and stately residence, esp. one that imitates the forms of a medieval castle.
5. any place providing security and privacy.
6. Chess. the rook.
v.t.
7. to place or enclose in or as if in a castle.
8. Chess. to move (the king) in castling.
v.i. Chess.
9. to move the king two squares horizontally and bring the appropriate rook to the square the king has passed over.
10. (of the king) to be moved in this manner.
[before 1000; Old English castel < Latin castellum fortified settlement, fortress «*castrelom=castr(a) fortified camp + *-elom (diminutive suffix); see -ule, -elle]

Castle

 any structure or pile of objects more or less in the shape of a castle.
Examples: castle of cards (modern); of fine manchet [the finest kind of wheaten bread], 1791; of march-pane [‘marzipan’], 1627.

castle


Past participle: castled
Gerund: castling

Imperative
castle
castle
Present
I castle
you castle
he/she/it castles
we castle
you castle
they castle
Preterite
I castled
you castled
he/she/it castled
we castled
you castled
they castled
Present Continuous
I am castling
you are castling
he/she/it is castling
we are castling
you are castling
they are castling
Present Perfect
I have castled
you have castled
he/she/it has castled
we have castled
you have castled
they have castled
Past Continuous
I was castling
you were castling
he/she/it was castling
we were castling
you were castling
they were castling
Past Perfect
I had castled
you had castled
he/she/it had castled
we had castled
you had castled
they had castled
Future
I will castle
you will castle
he/she/it will castle
we will castle
you will castle
they will castle
Future Perfect
I will have castled
you will have castled
he/she/it will have castled
we will have castled
you will have castled
they will have castled
Future Continuous
I will be castling
you will be castling
he/she/it will be castling
we will be castling
you will be castling
they will be castling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been castling
you have been castling
he/she/it has been castling
we have been castling
you have been castling
they have been castling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been castling
you will have been castling
he/she/it will have been castling
we will have been castling
you will have been castling
they will have been castling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been castling
you had been castling
he/she/it had been castling
we had been castling
you had been castling
they had been castling
Conditional
I would castle
you would castle
he/she/it would castle
we would castle
you would castle
they would castle
Past Conditional
I would have castled
you would have castled
he/she/it would have castled
we would have castled
you would have castled
they would have castled

castle

A fortified building, set of buildings, or place.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.castle - a large and stately mansioncastle - a large and stately mansion    
great hall - the principal hall in a castle or mansion; can be used for dining or entertainment
manse, mansion house, mansion, residence, hall - a large and imposing house
2.castle - a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack
fortification, munition - defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
donjon, dungeon, keep - the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
turret - a small tower extending above a building
3.castle - (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboardcastle - (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
chess piece, chessman - any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess
4.castle - interchanging the positions of the king and a rook
chess move - the act of moving a chess piece
Verb1.castle - move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king
chess game, chess - a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king
move, go - have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?"

castle

noun fortress, keep, palace, tower, peel, chateau, stronghold, citadel, fastness They were given a guided tour of the medieval castle.

Castles

Aberystwyth, Amboise, Arundel, Ashby de la Zouch, Ashford, Aydon, Ballindalloch, Balmoral, Balvenie, Barnard, Beaumaris, Beeston, Belvoir, Berkeley, Berkhamstead, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Blarney, Blois, Braemar, Brodie, Bunraity, Cabra, Caerlaverock, Caernarfon, Caerphilly, Cahir, Canossa, Carisbrooke, Carmarthen, Carrickfergus, Château-Raoul, Cheb, Chillon, Colditz, Conwy, Crathes, Culzean, Darnaway, Dinan, Drum, Dublin, Dunnottar, Dunsinane, Dunstaffnage, Durham, Edinburgh, Eilean Donan, Esterháza, Farney, Forfar, Fotheringhay, Glamis, Harlech, Heidelberg, Herstmonceux, Inverness, Kenilworth, Kilkea, Kilkenny, Killaghy, Kilravock, Lancaster, Leamaneh, Launceston, Leeds, Leicester, Lincoln, Ludlow, Malahide, Monmouth, Otranto, Pembroke, Pendennis, Pontefract, Portlick, Rait, Restormel, Richmond, Rock of Cashel, Rithes, St Mawes, Sherborne, Scarborough, Skipton, Stirling, Stuart, Taymouth, Tintagel, Torún, Trausnitz, Trim, Urquhart, Vaduz, Vincennes, Wartburg, Warwick
Translations
رُخقَلْعَةقَلْعَه، حِصْن
castell
hradvěžzámek
slottårn
kasteloturo
castillocastrotorretorre (chess)
vanker
linnatornitornittaa
क़िला
dvoractop
bástyakastélyvárvár2
benteng
hrókurkastalihrókera
castellumcastrumturris
pilisbokštas
pilstornis
castelturn
hradveža
gradtrdnjava
замaк
slotttorn
ปราสาท
тура
tòa lâu đài

castle

[ˈkɑːsl]
A. N
1. (= building) → castillo m
to build castles in the air or > in Spain (Brit) → construir castillos en el aire
2. (Chess) → torre f
B. VI (Chess) → enrocar

castle

[ˈkɑːsəl] n
(= fortress) → château fort m
(= large house) → château mcast-off clothes npl = cast-offscast-offs [ˈkɑːstɒf] npl (= clothes) (unwanted)vêtements mpl dont on ne veut plus (pejorative) (old and out-moded)vieilles frusques fplcast of mind n (= outlook) → mentalité f

castle

n
Schloss nt; (= medieval fortress)Burg f; to build castles in the airLuftschlösser bauen
(Chess) → Turm m
vi (Chess) → rochieren

castle

[ˈkɑːsl] ncastello; (fortified) → rocca (Chess) → torre f
castles in the air (fig) → castelli in aria

castle

(ˈkaːsl) noun
1. a large building strengthened against attack. the Norman castles of England and Wales; Windsor Castle.
2. (also rook) a piece in chess.

castle

قَلْعَة hrad slot Schloss κάστρο castillo linna château dvorac castello kasteel borg zamek castelo замок slott ปราสาท kale tòa lâu đài 城堡
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