Definition of Castle in the air

1. Noun. Absentminded dreaming while awake.




Definition of Castle in the air

1. Noun. (idiomatic) 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. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Castle In The Air

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Literary usage of Castle in the air

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1. The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss, Jenny H. Stickney (1898)
"A castle in the air. CHAPTER IX. • A CASTLE IX THE AIR. A FTER breakfast, my wife told Jack and Ernest to -*--*- put the harness she had made on the cow and ..."

2. The Arguments of the Counsel of Joseph Hendrickson, #bin a Cause Decided in by George Wood, Isaac Halsted Williamson, Joseph Hendrickson, James Field, Charles Field, New Jersey Court of Chancery (1833)
"If otherwise, the edifice is built of such stuff a dreams are made of, and is as unsubstantial and as little to be valued as a castle in the air. ..."

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