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Definitions of castle:

part of speech: noun

A fortified house or fortress: the residence of a prince or nobleman. Formerly a term applied to a kind of helmet. Some commentators have unnecessarily given casque or helmet as the equivalent of castle in the following passage:- Which of your hands hath not defended Rome, And reared aloft the bloody battle- ax, Writing destruction on the enemy's castle!- Shak.

part of speech: noun

See castellated.

part of speech: noun

A house fortified for defense against an enemy; a fortress; an imposing mansion.

part of speech: noun

A building fortified; a fortress: forecastle, a short deck in the fore part of a ship, at one time a castle; castle- in- the- air, an empty scheme; the forming of hopes on no solid foundation; visionary expectations.

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