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CASTLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does castle mean? 

CASTLE (noun)
  The noun CASTLE has 4 senses:

1. a large and stately mansion
2. a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack
3. (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
4. interchanging the positions of the king and a rook

  Familiarity information: CASTLE used as a noun is uncommon.


CASTLE (verb)
  The verb CASTLE has 1 sense:

1. move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king

  Familiarity information: CASTLE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CASTLE (noun)


Sense 1castle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large and stately mansion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

castle; palace

Hypernyms ("castle" is a kind of...):

hall; manse; mansion; mansion house; residence (a large and imposing house)

Meronyms (parts of "castle"):

great hall (the principle hall in a castle or mansion; can be used for dining or entertainment)

Instance hyponyms:

Buckingham Palace (the London residence of the British sovereign)


Sense 2castle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("castle" is a kind of...):

fortification; munition (defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it)

Meronyms (parts of "castle"):

donjon; dungeon; keep (the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress)

turret (a small tower extending above a building)

Instance hyponyms:

Balmoral Castle (a castle in northeastern Scotland that is a private residence of the British sovereign)


Sense 3castle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

rook; castle

Hypernyms ("castle" is a kind of...):

chess piece; chessman (any of 16 white and 16 black pieces used in playing the game of chess)

Domain category:

chess; chess game (a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king)


Sense 4castle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Interchanging the positions of the king and a rook

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

castling; castle

Hypernyms ("castle" is a kind of...):

chess move (the act of moving a chess piece)


CASTLE (verb)


Sense 1castle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king

Classified under:

Verbs of fighting, athletic activities

Hypernyms (to "castle" is one way to...):

go; move (have a turn; make one's move in a game)

Domain category:

chess; chess game (a board game for two players who move their 16 pieces according to specific rules; the object is to checkmate the opponent's king)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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