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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Castle  \Cas"tle\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Castled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Castling}.]  (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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Castle  \Cas"tle\,  n.  [AS.  castel,  fr  L.  castellum  dim.  of 
  castrum  a  fortified  place  castle.] 
  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. 
 
  Note:  Originally  the  medi[ae]val  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  castle 
  n  1:  a  large  and  stately  mansion  [syn:  {palace}] 
  2:  a  large  building  formerly  occupied  by  a  ruler  and  fortified 
  against  attack 
  3:  the  chessman  that  can  move  any  number  of  unoccupied  squares 
  in  a  direction  parallel  to  the  sides  of  the  chessboard 
  [syn:  {rook}] 
  4:  interchanging  the  positions  of  the  king  and  a  rook  [syn:  {castling}] 
  v  :  move  the  king  two  squares  toward  a  rook  and  in  the  same 
  move  the  rook  to  the  square  next  past  the  king;  in  chess 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Castle,  OK  (town,  FIPS  12750) 
  Location:  35.47510  N,  96.38379  W 
  Population  (1990):  94  (57  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  74833 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Castle 
  a  military  fortress  (1  Chr.  11:7),  also  probably  a  kind  of  tower 
  used  by  the  priests  for  making  known  anything  discovered  at  a 
  distance  (1  Chr.  6:54).  Castles  are  also  mentioned  (Gen.  25:16) 
  as  a  kind  of  watch-tower,  from  which  shepherds  kept  watch  over 
  their  flocks  by  night.  The  castle"  into  which  the  chief  captain 
  commanded  Paul  to  be  brought  was  the  quarters  of  the  Roman 
  soldiers  in  the  fortress  of  Antonia  (so  called  by  Herod  after 
  his  patron  Mark  Antony),  which  was  close  to  the  north-west 
  corner  of  the  temple  (Acts  21:34),  which  it  commanded. 
 




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