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CASTLE, n.

1. A house fortified for defense against an enemy; a fortress. The term seems to include the house and the walls or other works around it. In old writers, the word is used for a town or village fortified.

2. The house or mansion of a nobleman or prince.

3. In a ship, there are two parts called by this name; the forecastle, a short deck in the fore part of the ship, above the upper deck; and the hindcastle, at the stern.

Castle in the air, a visionary project; a scheme that has no solid foundation.

CASTLE, v.t. In the game of chess, to cover the king with a castle, by a certain move.




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CASTLE, n.

1. A house fortified for defense against an enemy; a fortress. The term seems to include the house and the walls or other works around it. In old writers, the word is used for a town or village fortified.

2. The house or mansion of a nobleman or prince.

3. In a ship, there are two parts called by this name; the forecastle, a short deck in the fore part of the ship, above the upper deck; and the hindcastle, at the stern.

Castle in the air, a visionary project; a scheme that has no solid foundation.

CASTLE, v.t. In the game of chess, to cover the king with a castle, by a certain move.


CAS'TLE, n. [kas'l; Sax. castel; L. castellum, from castrum; D. kasteel; Arm. gastell; Norm. chaxtel; Fr. château; Port. castello; It. id.; W. cast, envelopment, from câs, a being separated or insulated, hatred, envy, a castle; castell, a castle, whence castellu, to surround; casul, a cloke, a chasuble. The Welch câs gives the primary sense, which is to separate, to drive off; hence, to defend. It is probably from this root the Latins had casa. We observe in the Welch, câs signifies, separated, a castle, and hatred, envy; also, hateful, odious; and casnawr, a hater, a persecutor; casnori, to persecute, to chase. Hence we see the radical sense of hatred is a driving off.]

  1. A house fortified for defense against an enemy; a fortress. The term seems to include the house and the walls or other works around it. In old writers, the word is used for a town or village fortified.
  2. The house or mansion of a nobleman or prince.
  3. In a ship, there are two parts called by this name; the forecastle, a short deck in the fore part of a ship, above the upper deck; and the hindcastle, at the stern. Castle in the air, a visionary project; a scheme that has no solid foundation.

CAS'TLE, v.t.

In the game of chess, to cover the king with a castle, by a certain move. – Encyc.


Cas"tle
  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.

    * Originally the mediæval 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.

    A Donjon or Keep, an irregular building containing the dwelling of the lord and his family; B C Large round towers ferming part of the donjon and of the exterior; D Square tower, separating the two inner courts and forming part of the donjon; E Chapel, whose apse forms a half-round tower, F, on the exterior walls; G H Round towers on the exterior walls; K Postern gate, reached from outside by a removable fight of steps or inclined plane for hoisting in stores, and leading to a court, L (see small digagram) whose pavement is on a level with the sill of the postern, but below the level of the larger court, with which it communicates by a separately fortified gateway; M Turret, containing spiral stairway to all the stories of the great tower, B, and serving also as a station for signal fire, banner, etc.; N Turret with stairway for tower, C; O Echauguettes; P P P Battlemants consisting of merlons and crenels alternately, the merlons being pierced by loopholes; Q Q Machicolations (those at Q defend the postern K); R Outwork defending the approach, which is a road ascending the hill and passing under all four faces of the castle; S S Wall of the outer bailey. The road of approach enters the bailey at T and passes thence into the castle by the main entrance gateway (which is in the wall between, and defended by the towers, C H) and over two drawbridges and through fortified passages to the inner court.

  2. 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.
  3. Any strong, imposing, and stately mansion.
  4. A small tower, as on a ship, or an elephant's back.
  5. 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).

    Syn. -- Fortress; fortification; citadel; stronghold. See Fortress.

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castle

CASTLE, n.

1. A house fortified for defense against an enemy; a fortress. The term seems to include the house and the walls or other works around it. In old writers, the word is used for a town or village fortified.

2. The house or mansion of a nobleman or prince.

3. In a ship, there are two parts called by this name; the forecastle, a short deck in the fore part of the ship, above the upper deck; and the hindcastle, at the stern.

Castle in the air, a visionary project; a scheme that has no solid foundation.

CASTLE, v.t. In the game of chess, to cover the king with a castle, by a certain move.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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SUBJUGATED, pp. Reduced to the absolute control of another.

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