[ kas-tl-ey-tid ]
/ ˈkæs tlˌeɪ tɪd /


Architecture. built like a castle, especially with turrets and battlements.
having many castles.

Origin of castellated

< Medieval Latin castellāt(us) (see castle, -ate1) + -ed2
Related formscas·tel·la·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for castellated


/ (ˈkæstɪˌleɪtɪd) /


having turrets and battlements, like a castle
having indentations similar to battlementsa castellated nut; a castellated filament
Derived Formscastellation, noun

Word Origin for castellated

C17: from Medieval Latin castellātus, from castellāre to fortify as a castle
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Word Origin and History for castellated



"furnished with turrets and battlements," 1670s, from Medieval Latin castellatus "built like a castle," past participle of castellare "to fortify as a castle," from Latin castellum "fort" (see castle (n.)). Related: Castellation.

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