Definition of Castile

1. Noun. A region of central Spain; a former kingdom that comprised most of modern Spain and united with Aragon to form Spain in 1479.

Exact synonyms: Castilla
Generic synonyms: District, Dominion, Territorial Dominion, Territory
Group relationships: Espana, Kingdom Of Spain, Spain

Definition of Castile

1. Proper noun. A medieval kingdom (or county) in the Iberian Peninsula. ¹

2. Proper noun. A vaguely defined region of central Spain. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Castile

Castanea ozarkensis
Castanea pumila
Castanea sativa
Castanopsis chrysophylla
Castellani's bronchitis
Castellani's paint
Castellani-Low sign
Castelnau's antshrike
Castelnau's antshrikes
Castile (current term)
Castile and León
Castile soap
Castilleja chromosa
Castilleja miniata
Castilleja sessiliflora
Castilleja sulphurea
Castle's intrinsic factor
Castleman's disease

Literary usage of Castile

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"After the union the political individuality of Aragon was lost in that of Castile, and in the time of Philip II, on account of the Antonio Perez incident, ..."

2. The Historical Geography of Europe by Edward Augustus Freeman (1903)
"Thus we come to four of the five historic kingdoms of Spain — Navarre, Castile, Aragon, and Leon, whose unions and divisions are endless. ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1907)
"Down to 1479 the peninsula contained five independent kingdoms : Castile, with Leon, occupying 62 per cent, of the entire surface; Aragon, with the kingdom ..."

4. The Rise of the Spanish Empire in the Old World and in the New by Roger Bigelow Merriman (1918)
"During the half century after Fernan Gonzalez's death several marriage alliances were made between the ruling families of Leon, Castile, and Navarre—an ..."

5. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1882)
"History of Castile continued — Character of the Government— Peter the Cruel — House of ... Constitution of Castile — National Assemblies or Cortes — their ..."

6. History of England from the Accession of Henry III to the Death of Edward by Thomas Frederick Tout (1905)
"When Henry had become King of Castile, the companies would go on to attack the Moors of Granada. English and French mercenaries flocked gladly together ..."

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