Castle

Definition of Castle

Cas´tle
n.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.
- Shak.
2.Any strong, imposing, and stately mansion.
3.A small tower, as on a ship, or an elephant's back.
4.A piece, made to represent a castle, used in the game of chess; a rook.
Castle in the air
a visionary project; a baseless scheme; an air castle; - sometimes called a castle in Spain (F. Château en Espagne).
v. i.1.(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.
[imp. & p. p. Castled ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Castling .]

Related Words

acropolis, bastion, beachhead, bishop, blockhouse, bridgehead, bunker, chateau, chessman, citadel, court, donjon, fasthold, fastness, fort, fortress, garrison, garrison house, hall, hold, keep, king, knight, man, manor, martello, martello tower, mote, motte, palais, palatial residence, palazzo, pawn, peel, peel tower, piece, pillbox, post, queen, rath, rook, safehold, strong point, stronghold, tower, tower of strength, villa, ward
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