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castle

cas·tle

castle

 
 
pronunciation:
kae sl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large, fortified residence of nobles in feudal times, sited to dominate the surrounding countryside.
 
synonyms:
château
similar words:
citadel, donjon, manor, mansion, palace
definition 2: any building resembling a feudal castle.
synonyms:
château, mansion, palace
similar words:
citadel, fortress, manor, villa
definition 3: one of two playing pieces in chess that may be moved forward, backward, or sideways over any unobstructed squares; rook.
 
synonyms:
rook
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: castled, castles, castling
definition 1: to enclose in, or as though in, a castle.
synonyms:
enclose, wall
similar words:
protect, shield, surround
definition 2: in chess, to move (the king) two squares sideways and then move the rook to the first square passed over by the king.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: in chess, to castle a king.
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