- Castile medieval Spanish county and later kingdom, from V.L. castilla, from L. castella, pl. of castellum (see CASTLE (Cf. castle)); so called in reference to the many forts there during the Moorish wars. The name in Spanish is said to date back to c.800. Related: Castilian.
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Castile — or Castilia or Castilla may refer to:;Places in Spain *Castile (historical region), an overview of the former kingdom, culture, and land that gradually merged with its neighbors to become the Kingdom of Spain *Old Castile, the northern region of… … Wikipedia
Castile — Castile, NY U.S. village in New York Population (2000): 1051 Housing Units (2000): 458 Land area (2000): 1.351435 sq. miles (3.500200 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.351435 sq. miles (3.500200… … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
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Castile — noun a) A medieval kingdom (or county) in the Iberian Peninsula. b) A vaguely defined region of central Spain. See Also: Castile soap, C … Wiktionary
CASTILE — a central district of Spain, divided by the mountains of Castile into Old Castile (1,800) in the N., and New Castile (3,500) in the S.: the former consisting of a high bare plateau, bounded by mountains on the N. and on the S., with a variable … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Castile — or Spanish Castilla geographical name region & ancient kingdom central & N Spain divided by the Sierra de Guadarrama into regions & old provinces of Old Castile (or Spanish Castilla la Vieja) (to the N, capital Burgos) & New Castile (or Spanish… … New Collegiate Dictionary
Castile — /kæsˈtil/ (say kas teel) noun 1. a former kingdom comprising most of Spain; united with the kingdom of Aragon in the 15th century to form basis of modern Spain. Spanish, Castilla. 2. See Castile y León. 3. See Castile La Mancha … Australian English dictionary