English - Vietnamese Dictionary
castle /'kɑ:sl/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- castles in the air (in Spain)
- lâu dài trên bãi cát; chuyện viển vông, chuyện không thực hiện được; mơ mộng hão huyền
- to build castles in the air (in Spain): xây lâu đài trên bãi cát, tính những chuyện viển vông
+a large and stately mansion
+a large building formerly occupied by a ruler and fortified against attack
+(chess) the piece that can move any number of unoccupied squares in a direction parallel to the sides of the chessboard
+interchanging the positions of the king and a rook
+move the king two squares toward a rook and in the same move the rook to the square next past the king
Advanced English Dictionary
1 fortress, stronghold, citadel:
The king moved to Windsor Castle during the winter.
2 mansion, palace, manor-house, hall, château:
Mr Mooney lives alone in his castle and has nothing to do with his neighbours.
+ nounCollocation Dictionary
1 a large strong building with thick high walls and towers, built in the past by kings or queens, or other important people, to defend themselves against attack: Windsor Castle + a medieval castle
See also - SANDCASTLE
2 (also rook) (in the game of CHESS) any of the four pieces placed in the corner squares of the board at the start of the game, usually made to look like a castle
Idioms: (build) castles in the air (BrE) (to have) plans or dreams that are not likely to happen or come true: As a child he would wander round the boatyards, building castles in the air about owning a boat one day.
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grand, great, magnificent, splendid | strong | turreted | historic | ancient, medieval | royal | ruined | fairy/fairy-tale, fantasy
VERB + CASTLE
They had to approach the castle through thick swamps.
| build, fortify | attack, besiege, lay siege to | capture, seize, take | defend, hold
Edinburgh castle was loyally held in the queen's name.
CASTLE + VERB
The castle perches on a high rocky outcrop.
| overlook sth
The castle overlooks the town.
CASTLE + NOUN
gate, grounds, keep, tower, wall | ruins
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