- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: Yes
- Included in Websters: No
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
A military fortress (1 Chronicles 11:7), also probably a kind of tower used by the priests for making known anything discovered at a distance (1 Chronicles 6:54). Castles are also mentioned (Genesis 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.
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CASTLE-BUILDER, noun One who forms visionary schemes.
CASTLE-BUILDER, noun The act of building castles in the air.
CASTLE-CROWNED, adjective Crowned with a castle.
CASTLED, adjective Furnished with castles; as a castled elephant.
CASTLE-GUARD, noun A feudal tenure, or knight service, which obliged the tenant to perform service within the realm, without limitation of time.
CASTLERY, noun The government of a castle.
CASTLET, noun A small castle.
CASTLE-WARD, noun An imposition laid upon subjects dwelling within a certain distance of a castle, for the purpose of maintaining watch and ward in the castle.