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Meaning of CASTLE

Pronunciation:  'kasul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  interchanging the positions of the king and a rook
  2. [n]  a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack
  3. [n]  (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
  4. [n]  a large and stately mansion
  5. [v]  move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king; in chess

CASTLE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: castling, palace, rook
 See Also: Balmoral Castle, Buckingham Palace, chess move, chess piece, chessman, donjon, dungeon, fortification, go, great hall, hall, keep, manse, mansion, mansion house, move, munition, residence, turret



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cas"tle\, n. [AS. castel, fr. L. castellum, dim. of
    castrum a fortified place, castle.]
    1. A fortified residence, especially that of a prince or
       nobleman; a fortress.
             The house of every one is to him castle and
             fortress, as well for his defense againts injury and
             violence, as for his repose.          --Coke.
             Our castle's strength Will laugh a siege to scorn.
    Note: Originally the medi[ae]val castle was a single strong
          tower or keep, with a palisaded inclosure around it and
          inferior buidings, such as stables and the like, and
          surrounded by a moat; then such a keep or donjon, with
          courtyards or baileys and accessory buildings of
          greater elaboration a great hall and a chapel, all
          surrounded by defensive walls and a moat, with a
          drawbridge, etc. Afterwards the name was retained by
          large dwellings that had formerly been fortresses, or
          by those which replaced ancient fortresses.
  2. \Cas"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Castled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Castling}.] (Chess)
    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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a castle in your dream means reward, honor, recognition, and praise for your achievements. It foretells that your future will be a happy one, surrounded by the love of your children, generosity of neighbors, and comfort of friends. You are destined to a position of power, wealth, and prestige. Dreaming that you live in a castle means your need for security and protection to the point where you may be isolating yourself from others.
Easton Bible Dictionary

a military fortress (1 Chr. 11:7), also probably a kind of tower used by the priests for making known anything discovered at a distance (1 Chr. 6:54). Castles are also mentioned (Gen. 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.

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