castle in the air

  • 1 Castle in the air — 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. [1913 Webster] The house of every one is to him castle and fortress, as… …

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  • 2 castle in the air — n. an imaginary scheme not likely to be realized; daydream: also castle in Spain …

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  • 3 Castle in the Air — Infobox Book | name = Castle in the sky title orig = translator = image caption = Cover from the American edition. author = Diana Wynne Jones illustrator = cover artist = country = United Kingdom language = English series = The Castle Series… …

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  • 4 castle in the air — noun absentminded dreaming while awake • Syn: ↑reverie, ↑revery, ↑daydream, ↑daydreaming, ↑oneirism, ↑air castle, ↑castle in Spain • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 5 castle in the air — noun A visionary project or scheme; a day dream; an idle fancy; a pipe dream; any plan, desire, or idea that is unlikely to be ever realized; a near impossibility. Syn: castle in the skies, castle in Spain …

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  • 6 castle in the air — See: BUILD CASTLES IN THE AIR …

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  • 7 castle in the air — See: BUILD CASTLES IN THE AIR …

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  • 8 castle\ in\ the\ air — See: build castles in the air …

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  • 9 castle in the air — cas′tle in the air′ n. a fanciful or impractical notion or hope; daydream. Also called cas′tle in Spain′ • Etymology: 1570–80 …

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  • 10 castle in the air — a fanciful or impractical notion or hope; daydream. Also called air castle, castle in Spain. [1570 80] * * * …

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  • 11 castle in the air — Date: 1566 an impracticable project ; daydream called also castle in Spain …

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  • 12 castle in the air — Synonyms and related words: Xanadu, airy nothing, autism, bubble, castle in Spain, chimera, daydream, deception, deluded belief, delusion, dereism, dream, dream vision, dreamland, dreamworld, false belief, ignis fatuus, illusion, misbelief,… …

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  • 13 castle in the air — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A fantastic, impracticable plan or desire: bubble, chimera, dream, fantasy, illusion, pipe dream, rainbow. See REAL. See also castle in Spain …

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  • 14 castle in the air — noun a visionary project; a daydream. Also, castle in Spain …

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  • 15 Castle in the Air (film) — Castle in the Air is a 1952 British comedy film directed by Henry Cass and starring David Tomlinson, Helen Cherry, Margaret Rutherford and Gordon Jackson. The English owner of a Scottish castle discovers that it is haunted by the spirit of a… …

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  • 16 castle in the air/castle in Spain — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. something unrealistic; a fantasy; a daydream. Ned had big dreams and was frequently accused of building castles in Spain. SYN.: fantasy, dream, daydream, unrealistic goal, chimera, flight of fancy, lofty aspiration,… …

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  • 17 Castle in the Clouds — or Lucknow is a mansion and convert|5500|acre|adj=on estate in Moultonborough, New Hampshire owned and operated by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust. It overlooks Lake Winnipesaukee and the Ossipee Mountains from a rocky outcropping of Lee… …

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  • 18 Castle in the Country Bed & Breakfast Inn — (Allegan,США) Категория отеля: 3 звездочный отель Адрес: 3 …

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  • 19 Castle in the Sky — Infobox Film name = Laputa: Castle in the Sky director = Hayao Miyazaki writer = Hayao Miyazaki starring = Keiko Yokozawa Mayumi Tanaka Minori Terada music = Joe Hisaishi producer = Isao Takahata distributor = Tokuma Shoten (Japan) Toei Company… …

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  • 20 To take the air — Air Air ([^a]r), n. [OE. air, eir, F. air, L. a[ e]r, fr. Gr. ah r, air, mist, for a[digamma]hr, fr. root a[digamma] to blow, breathe, probably akin to E. wind. In sense 10 the French has taking a meaning fr. It. aria atmosphere, air, fr. the… …

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