verb (used with object), cas·tled, cas·tling.
verb (used without object), cas·tled, cas·tling. Chess.
- casting couch,
- casting director,
- casting rod,
- casting vote,
- casting wheel,
- castle howard,
- castle in the air,
- castle nut,
- castle peak,
- castle shannon
Origin of castle
Examples from the Web for castle
I meet Otis J. the night he arrives at “The Castle,” a West Harlem halfway house for newly-released convicts.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Crain posted a cash bond of $102.50 apiece shortly before 1:30 P.M., and they returned to the Castle Hotel.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Denton, who speaks in the clipped cadence of the Oxford-educated Brit he is, has built quite a castle.The Gospel According to Nick Denton—What Next For The Gawker Founder?|Lloyd Grove|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well, the dwarfs took pity on him and gave him the coffin, and the prince had it carried to his castle.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Holding the architectural smorgasbord of a castle together was cement, wire, and mortar.
It's a very old song now, and bring us as fast as you can to the castle and the marriage.
I knew there was something concerning the Castle of Peronne which dwelt on my mind, though I could not recall the circumstance.Quentin Durward|Sir Walter Scott
He first appears in Castle Dangerous as "Knight of the tomb."Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1|The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
The Queen had the ordering of all things in the castle and of most in the realm.The Fifth Queen Crowned|Ford Madox Ford
Once on the horse, it would have been no jest, and I'll warrant you would soon have left the castle far behind.Under the Rose|Frederic Stewart Isham
Word Origin for castle
late Old English castel "village" (this sense from a biblical usage in Vulgar Latin); later "large fortified building, stronghold," in this sense from Old North French castel (Old French chastel, 12c.; Modern French château), from Latin castellum "a castle, fort, citadel, stronghold; fortified village," diminutive of castrum "fort," from Proto-Italic *kastro- "part, share;" cognate with Old Irish cather, Welsh caer "town" (and perhaps related to castrare via notion of "cut off;" see caste). In early bibles, castle was used to translate Greek kome "village."
This word also had come to Old English as ceaster and formed the -caster and -chester in place names. Spanish alcazar "castle" is from Arabic al-qasr, from Latin castrum. Castles in Spain translates 14c. French chastel en Espaigne (the imaginary castles sometimes stood in Brie, Asia, or Albania) and probably reflects the hopes of landless knights to establish themselves abroad. The statement that an (English) man's home is his castle is from 16c.
move in chess, recorded under this name from 1650s, from castle (n.), as an old alternative name for the rook, one of the pieces moved. Related: Castled; castling.