Definition of Castle in English :

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Castle meaning in English

Meaning of Castle in English

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Castle pronunciation in English

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1. castle, palace

a large and stately mansion

2. castle

a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack

3. castle, rook

(chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard

4. castle, castling

interchanging the positions of the king and a rook


5. castle

move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of castle
a fortified building or set of buildings, usually permanently garrisoned, as in medieval Europe
any fortified place or structure
a large magnificent house, esp when the present or former home of a nobleman or prince
the citadel and strongest part of the fortifications of a medieval town
5. chess another name for rook2
6. 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)

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see synonyms of castle
a large building or group of buildings fortified with thick walls, battlements, and often a moat; castles were the strongholds of noblemen in the Middle Ages
any massive dwelling somewhat like this
a safe, secure place; refuge
4.  Chess
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈcastled or ˈcastling
to put into, or furnish with, a castle
6.  Chess
to move (a king) two squares to either side and then, in the same move, set the castle in the square skipped by the king: permitted only when neither piece has been moved before and the spaces between them are not occupied
verb intransitive Chess
to castle a king

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see synonyms of castle
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
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.
1. To place in or as if in a castle.
2. Games To move (the king in chess) by castling.
British-born dancer who together with his wife, Irene Foote Castle (1893-1969), gained recognition for innovative dancing.

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