Associations to the word «Castle»


CASTLE, noun. A large building that is fortified and contains many defences; in previous ages often inhabited by a nobleman or king.
CASTLE, noun. (chess) An instance of castling.
CASTLE, noun. (chess) (informal) A rook; a chess piece shaped like a castle tower.
CASTLE, noun. (obsolete) A close helmet.
CASTLE, noun. (dated) Any strong, imposing, and stately mansion.
CASTLE, noun. (dated) A small tower, as on a ship, or an elephant's back.
CASTLE, verb. (chess) To perform the move of castling.
CASTLE, verb. (cricket) To bowl a batsman with a full-length ball or yorker such that the stumps are knocked over.
CASTLE, proper noun. A surname​.
CASTLE, proper noun. (UK) (rail transport) Castle class, a class of steam locomotives used on the GWR
CASTLE IN THE AIR, noun. (idiomatic) A visionary project or scheme; a day-dream; an idle fancy; a pipe dream; any plan, desire, or idea that is unlikely to be ever realized; a near impossibility.
CASTLE NUT, noun. A nut with rounded extensions projecting past the nut's opening. A cotter pin is inserted through a hole in the bolt and bent around the castle nut's projections to lock the nut in place.
CASTLE NUTS, noun. Plural of castle nut

Dictionary definition

CASTLE, noun. A large and stately mansion.
CASTLE, noun. A large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack.
CASTLE, noun. (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard.
CASTLE, noun. Interchanging the positions of the king and a rook.
CASTLE, verb. Move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king.

Wise words

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