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 for Castle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Castle \Cas"tle\, n. [AS. castel, fr. L. castellum, dim. of
     castrum a fortified place, castle.]
     1. A fortified residence, especially that of a prince or
        nobleman; a fortress.
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              The house of every one is to him castle and
              fortress, as well for his defense againts injury and
              violence, as for his repose.          --Coke.
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              Our castle's strength
              Will laugh a siege to scorn.          --Shak.
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     Note: Originally the medi[ae]val castle was a single strong
           tower or keep, with a palisaded inclosure around it and
           inferior buidings, such as stables and the like, and
           surrounded by a moat; then such a keep or donjon, with
           courtyards or baileys and accessory buildings of
           greater elaboration a great hall and a chapel, all
           surrounded by defensive walls and a moat, with a
           drawbridge, etc. Afterwards the name was retained by
           large dwellings that had formerly been fortresses, or
           by those which replaced ancient fortresses. A Donjon or
           Keep, an irregular building containing the dwelling of
           the lord and his family; B C Large round towers ferming
           part of the donjon and of the exterior; D Square tower,
           separating the two inner courts and forming part of the
           donjon; E Chapel, whose apse forms a half-round tower,
           F, on the exterior walls; G H Round towers on the
           exterior walls; K Postern gate, reached from outside by
           a removable fight of steps or inclined plane for
           hoisting in stores, and leading to a court, L (see
           small digagram) whose pavement is on a level with the
           sill of the postern, but below the level of the larger
           court, with which it communicates by a separately
           fortified gateway; M Turret, containing spiral stairway
           to all the stories of the great tower, B, and serving
           also as a station for signal fire, banner, etc.; N
           Turret with stairway for tower, C; O Echauguettes; P P
           P Battlemants consisting of merlons and crenels
           alternately, the merlons being pierced by loopholes; Q
           Q Machicolations (those at Q defend the postern K); R
           Outwork defending the approach, which is a road
           ascending the hill and passing under all four faces of
           the castle; S S Wall of the outer bailey. The road of
           approach enters the bailey at T and passes thence into
           the castle by the main entrance gateway (which is in
           the wall between, and defended by the towers, C H) and
           over two drawbridges and through fortified passages to
           the inner court.
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     2. Any strong, imposing, and stately mansion.
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     3. A small tower, as on a ship, or an elephant's back.
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     4. A piece, made to represent a castle, used in the game of
        chess; a rook.
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     Castle in the air, a visionary project; a baseless scheme;
        an air castle; -- sometimes called a castle in Spain (F.
        Ch[^a]teau en Espagne).
     Syn: Fortress; fortification; citadel; stronghold. See
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Castle \Cas"tle\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Castled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Castling.] (Chess)
     To move the castle to the square next to king, and then the
     king around the castle to the square next beyond it, for the
     purpose of covering the king.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a large and stately mansion [syn: palace, castle]
      2: a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified
         against attack
      3: (chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied
         squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the
         chessboard [syn: castle, rook]
      4: interchanging the positions of the king and a rook [syn:
         castle, castling]
      v 1: move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same
           move the rook to the square next past the king

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  50 Moby Thesaurus words for "castle":
     acropolis, bastion, beachhead, bishop, blockhouse, bridgehead,
     bunker, chateau, chessman, citadel, court, donjon, fasthold,
     fastness, fort, fortress, garrison, garrison house, hall, hold,
     keep, king, knight, man, manor, mansion, martello, martello tower,
     mote, motte, palace, palais, palatial residence, palazzo, pawn,
     peel, peel tower, piece, pillbox, post, queen, rath, rook,
     safehold, strong point, stronghold, tower, tower of strength,
     villa, ward

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     a military fortress (1 Chr. 11:7), also probably a kind of tower
     used by the priests for making known anything discovered at a
     distance (1 Chr. 6:54). Castles are also mentioned (Gen. 25:16)
     as a kind of watch-tower, from which shepherds kept watch over
     their flocks by night. The "castle" into which the chief captain
     commanded Paul to be brought was the quarters of the Roman
     soldiers in the fortress of Antonia (so called by Herod after
     his patron Mark Antony), which was close to the north-west
     corner of the temple (Acts 21:34), which it commanded.

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Castle, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
     Population (2000):    122
     Housing Units (2000): 58
     Land area (2000):     0.176491 sq. miles (0.457110 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.176491 sq. miles (0.457110 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            12750
     Located within:       Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
     Location:             35.475174 N, 96.384072 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     74833
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Castle, OK

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