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English noun: castle

1. castle (artifact) a large and stately mansion


Broader (hypernym)hall, manse, mansion, mansion house, residence

Instance hyponymBuckingham Palace

Part holonymgreat hall

2. castle (artifact) a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack

Broader (hypernym)fortification, munition

Instance hyponymBalmoral Castle

Part holonymdonjon, dungeon, keep, turret

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


Broader (hypernym)chess piece, chessman

Domain categorychess, chess game

4. castle (act) interchanging the positions of the king and a rook


Broader (hypernym)chess move

English verb: castle

1. castle (competition) move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)go, move

Domain categorychess, chess game

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