Adjective "castle" definition and examples

(Castle may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkɑːs(ə)l/

Definitions and examples

noun

A large building, typically of the medieval period, fortified against attack with thick walls, battlements, towers, and in many cases a moat.
  1. 'the crumbling stonework of a ruined castle'
  2. 'Some very strongly fortified castles of this class have an additional wall set a short distance out from the main enceinte and concentric with it, the area between the two walls being termed the outer ward.'
  3. 'Founded by William the Conqueror, the fine motte and bailey castle was popular with medieval monarchs, some of whom used it as a royal hunting lodge.'
  4. 'Some time ago, in a country that does not really exist anymore, a man once stood upon the battlements of a castle and surveyed his handiwork.'
  5. 'You will encounter large mountains, a factory complex, and the large ruins of a medieval castle.'
  6. 'Here, you can see stone cannon balls built into the castle walls, defensive battlements and interior living quarters.'
  7. 'In the heart of the state - the lands around Sofia and in Macedonia - fortified castles were erected to repel Byzantine attacks.'
  8. 'In medieval tower houses and castles, the gentry and their servants often slept in the same room, separated only by curtains.'
  9. 'The castle has six towers and some twenty distinct roof forms.'
  10. 'One of the most familiar forms of fortification, the castle still symbolizes the entire medieval world and seems to define its military outlook.'
  11. 'Defensive walls and ditches were found from the medieval castle, as well as arch and window mouldings and numerous rubbish pits full of food remains and pottery.'
  12. 'Castle Howard is the property of the Howard family, while Harewood House and Burton Constable belong to trusts.'
  13. 'The real Grace Nugent been a near neighbor, living at Castle Nugent four miles north of Edgeworthstown.'

verb

Make a special move (no more than once in a game by each player) in which the king is transferred from its original square two squares along the back rank towards a rook on its corner square which is then transferred to the square passed over by the king.
  1. 'First off, White can't use this imbalance before Black castles and begins to activate the Bishop, and White can't prevent Black from castling.'
  2. 'Also, he would like to clear the back rank before he castles to give his Rooks greater maneuverability.'
  3. 'If White's King was castled, then 4.Nxd6 would be equal.'
  4. 'But if the kings are castled on opposite sides and the half-open file bears down on the enemy king, it's a big plus and can easily offset even doubled isolated pawns.'
  5. 'He is also ahead in development, and his King is safely castled.'

More definitions

1. a fortified, usually 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, especially one, with high walls and towers, that imitates the form of a medieval castle.

5. any place providing security and privacy: It may be small, but my home is my castle.

6. Chess. the rook. verb (used with object), castled,

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be castle of darks."

"people can be castle of cryptses."

"dykes can be castle beyond racecourses."

"people can be castle."

"dykes can be castle."

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Origin

Late Old English: from Anglo-Norman French and Old Northern French castel, from Latin castellum, diminutive of castrum ‘fort’.

Phrase

castles in the air (or in Spain)