castle


castle
cas|tle
W3 [ˈka:səl US ˈkæ-] n
[Date: 1000-1100; : Old North French; Origin: castel, from Latin castellum 'building with a defensive wall', from castrum 'defended place, camp']
1.) also Castle
a very large strong building, built in the past as a safe place that could be easily defended against attack
Edinburgh Castle
a ruined castle
2.) one of the pieces used in a game of ↑chess. Each player has two castles, which start the game in the corner squares, and can move only forwards or sideways
= ↑rook
3.) castles in the air
plans or hopes that you have that are unlikely ever to become real

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