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Synonyms for castleˈkæs əl, ˈkɑ səl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. palace, castle(noun)

    a large and stately mansion

    castling, castle, rook, palace

  2. castle(noun)

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

    castling, rook, palace

  3. castle, rook(noun)

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

    castling, castle, rook, palace

  4. castle, castling(verb)

    interchanging the positions of the king and a rook

    castling, castle, rook, palace

  5. castle(verb)

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


  1. castle(noun)

    rook, fortress, keep

  2. castle(noun)

    To perform the move of castling.

    fortress, rook, keep

  3. castle(noun)

    To bowl a batsman with a full-length ball or yorker such that the stumps are knocked over.

    fortress, keep, rook

  4. castle(noun)

    A close helmet.

    fortress, keep, rook

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. castle

    Fortification is the general word for any artificial defensive work; a fortress is a fortification of especial size and strength; a fortress is regarded as permanent, and is ordinarily an independent work; a fort or fortification may be temporary; a fortification may be but part of a defensive system; we speak of the fortifications of a city. A citadel is a fortification within a city, or the fortified inner part of a city or fortress, within which a garrison may be placed to overawe the citizens, or to which the defenders may retire if the outer works are captured; the medieval castle was the fortified residence of a king or baron. Fort is the common military term for a detached fortified building or enclosure of moderate size occupied or designed to be occupied by troops. The fortifications of a modern city usually consist of a chain of forts. Any defensible place, whether made so by nature or by art, is a fastness or stronghold.

    citadel, fastness, fort, fortification, fortress, stronghold

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. castle(n.)

    FORTRESS, citadel, stronghold, fortified residence

  2. castle(n.)

    rook (in chess)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

château, castillo, castelo, castello, qal'at, tower, citadel, mansion, qala, qalat, pili

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD


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