• WordNet 3.6
    • adj castled having or resembling repeated square indentations like those in a battlement "a crenelated molding"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

the High Castle of The Miners--haÎt-qaÎt--at The Confluence of Wady Genneh and Wady Maghara the High Castle of The Miners--haÎt-qaÎt--at The Confluence of Wady Genneh and Wady Maghara
Farnham Castle from the High Street Farnham Castle from the High Street
The Castle Gate, Guildford The Castle Gate, Guildford
The Castle of Monceaux——91 The Castle of Monceaux——91
The Castle of St. Germain in the Reign Of Henry IV.—107 The Castle of St. Germain in the Reign Of Henry IV.—107
The Castle of Fontainbleau——124 The Castle of Fontainbleau——124

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest LEGO castle that was ever built was built with 400,000 LEGO bricks and was 4.45 m x 5.22 m
    • Castled Fortified; turreted; as, castled walls.
    • a Castled Having a castle or castles; supporting a castle; as, a castled height or crag.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Spiral staircases in medieval castles are running clockwise. This is because all knights used to be right-handed. When the intruding army would climb the stairs they would not be able to use their right hand which was holding the sword because of the difficulties of climbing the stairs. Left-handed knights would have had no troubles, except left-handed people could never become knights because it was assumed that they were descendants of the devil
    • castled Furnished with a castle or castles.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The youngest actress to be nominated as best actress is Keisha Castle-Hughes who was nominated at just 13 years old
    • adj Castled furnished with castles
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  • John Bunyan
    “There was a castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair.”
  • Henrik Ibsen
    “Castles in the air - -they are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build as well.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
    “If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”
  • Bible
    “A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle. [Proverbs 18:19]”
  • Alexander Chase
    Alexander Chase
    “A man's home is his wife's castle.”
  • Clare Boothe Luce
    “A man's home may seem to be his castle on the outside; inside, it is more often his nursery.”


An Englishman's home is his castle - (UK) This means that what happens in a person's home or private life is their business and should not be subject to outside interference.
Castles in the air - Plans that are impractical and will never work out are castles in the air.
King of the castle - The king of the castle is the person who is in charge of something or in a very comfortable position compared to their companions.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. castel—L. castellum, dim. of castrum, a fortified place.


In literature:

Philip took castle after castle.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
We must find out the precise limits of the German game at the Castle of Sagan.
"A Modern Mercenary" by Kate Prichard and Hesketh Vernon Hesketh-Prichard
She made excursions from castle to castle, and from town to town, all over Scotland.
"Mary Queen of Scots, Makers of History" by Jacob Abbott
At last she came to a great lake, and, when she had crossed that, arrived at a beautiful castle.
"The Yellow Fairy Book" by Leonora Blanche Alleyne Lang
He fled to a castle in the neighborhood, called the Castle of La Broye, and sought refuge there.
"Richard II" by Jacob Abbott
Nottingham Castle was reached, and admittance was demanded.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
The Castle stands nobly, overlooking the Clyde.
"Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803" by Dorothy Wordsworth
Then Macbeth made a great feast in the grand old castle of Inverness, and invited the king.
"ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands;" by Hezekiah Butterworth
The Roundheads decided to attend the hunt, seize the men from the castle, and then capture the castle itself.
"Noble Deeds of the World's Heroines" by Henry Charles Moore
When the night of the christening arrived the castle was beautiful to behold.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various

In poetry:

The castle named Montgomery
Ends that day's journeying;
The castle's lord, Montgomery,
Must entertain the king.
"The Bard Of Wales" by Janos Arany
If you come to look for me,
Perhaps you'll not me find:
For I'll not in my Castle be-
Inquire where horns wind.
"Reminiscence" by Padraic Colum
"Enter my castle, lady fair,"
The waves roll so gayly O,
"You shall be queen of all that's there,"
Love me true!
"St. Margaret's Eve" by William Allingham
But up spake proud Lord Percy then,
And O but he spake hie!
I am the lord of this castle,
My wife's the lady gay.
"The Battle Of Otterburn" by Anonymous British
And he march'd up to Newcastle,
And rode it round about:
"O wha's the lord of this castle?
Or wha's the lady o't ?"
"Battle Of Otterbourne" by Anonymous British
And he marched up to Newcastle,
And rode it round about:
'O wha's the lord of this castle?
Or wha's the lady o't?'
"The Battle Of Otterburn" by Anonymous British

In news:

For the past several years, Mocasque has been helping his family run a fry bread stand in a rocky field out by the intersection of Montezuma Castle Highway and Montezuma Castle Road.
NEW CASTLE — The 145th Annual GAR Bean Dinner will take place Sunday at McElwee Park in New Castle.
The day begins with church services at 10 am hosted by The New Castle Ministries.
Caitlin Hornick and Chris Gard are engaged to be married in Summer 2013 at the Waterford Castle Resort in Waterford, Ireland.
69, a resident of Morgan City, and a native of White Castle, died Friday, October 12, 2012 at Teche Regional Medical Center, at 11:50 p.m.
Benton Elementary School art teacher Katie Mayabb paints a castle that is used as an example in a first-grade art class Oct 4.
The castle is made up of basic shapes to help students to identify shapes as part of the school's STEM program.
Bowling Green, Kentucky vs New Castle, Indiana (Great Lakes Regional Final).
CASTLE ROCK Michael Clarke Duncan, left, with Tom Hanks in "The Green Mile".
The leaders of Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland met this week at the ruins of a historic castle to pledge mutual cooperation, and then to insist that they meant no offense.
Uranium enrichment possibility at GE-Hitachi in Castle Hayne worries some nuclear scientists.
The 79-year-old Nelson was scheduled to perform Saturday at a private home in Castle Pines Village, Colo.
The Bonneville Power Administration has selected a preferred route for a 79-mile high-voltage transmission line between Castle Rock, Wash.
The fair, which included a jumping castle, pony rides, a maze, face painting, games and prizes, raised funds for maintenance and programs.
" Holbein and the Court of Henry VIII" Elizabeth II, Windsor Castle, at the Pierpont Morgan Library, April 21-July 30, 1983 an exhibition of drawings from the Collection of H.M.

In science:

If “piles” are thought as all configurations of stones which are not castles, then there are many more such piles, and so there is less order in such a pile.
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
However, if these are specially and uniquely placed stones (for example, a garden of stones), then there is the same amount of order in such a pile as in the fine castle.
Geometry of irreversibility: The film of nonequilibrium states
The image positions were taken from the CASTLES compilation (Kochanek et al. 1998) in most cases.3 For one lens, J0414+053, we specified three VLBI components (Trotter et al. 2000) as distinct image systems, thereby constraining the relative tensor magnifications.
Gravitational lensing model degeneracies: Is steepness all-important?
For the proof of the next Lemma we need to recall briefly the principle of castling transforms, introduced by Sato and Kimura [SK].
A note on certain Kronecker coefficients
Replacing M ⊗ N by M ∨ ⊗ P is precisely what Sato and Kimura call a castling transform.
A note on certain Kronecker coefficients