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Castle in the Air

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Definition of the noun castle in the air

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noun

  1. absentminded dreaming while awake

Alternative definition of the noun castle in the air

noun

  1. [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.

Music

  1. "CASTLE IN THE AIR" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  2. "Castle In The Air" is a musical album of OCEANLANE.
    • released on (8 years ago)

Writings

"Castle in the Air" is a young adult fantasy novel written by Diana Wynne Jones, and first published in 1990. The novel is a sequel to Howl's Moving Castle and is set in the same fantasy world, though it follows the adventures of Abdullah rather than Sophie Hatter. The plot is based on stories from the Arabian Nights. The book features many of the characters from Howl's Moving Castle, often under some sort of disguise.

  • language: English Language
  • characters:
    • Wizard Howl
    • Sophie Hatter
  • genres: Fantasy, Young-adult fiction, Children's literature, Fiction, Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 1990
  • released in (26 years ago)
  • award: - Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature nomination for Diana Wynne Jones

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. It was adapted from the play by Alan Melville.

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Google previewAn American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. The Origin, Affinities and Primary Signification of English Words, as Far as They Have Been Ascertained. II. The Genuine Orthography and Pronunication of Words, According to General Usage, Or to Just Principles of Analogy. III. Accurate and Discriminating Definitions, with Numerous Authorities and Illustrations. To which are Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation on the Origin, History and Connection of the Languages of Western Asia and of Europe, and a Concise Grammar of the English Language (1828)

by Noah Webster

Castle in the air, a visionary project; a scheme that has no solid foundation. CASTLE, v. f. In the game of chess, to cover the king with a castle, by a certain in ove. Encyc. visionary schemes. ing castles in the air. CASTLE-CROWNED, a. Crowned with a castle. CAS"TLED, a. Furnished with castles; as a castled elephant. den knight service, which obliged the tenant to rform service within the realm, without Lyttelton. The government of a Blount. Leland. imitation of time. castle. upon ...

Google previewDictionary of the Dano-Norwegian and English languages (1897)

by Anton Larsen

air -rasing, -foftel castle in the air, airy castle. •legle (Imp ) air-cone. -Hap valve, - ftofet air closet. -frebe atmosphere, -tube cube of air. •tngle eolipile. -lnr.fter aerial feats. -lag stratum of air. -febningSobn fe Utoppe-. -let a light as air, airy, -maaler aerometer, -mabrae air-bedding, -malt air-dried malt. -masfe body el. mass of air. -mobftnnb resistance of the air. fiuftniag c -er (let SBinb) breeze; (UMuftning) airing. Suftlpcrfjirttiuet the aerial perspective, -piftol electrical pistol, -plante epiphyte, ...

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1900)

Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Castle In the Air. A splendid edilice, but one which has no existence. In fairy tales we often have these castles built at a word, and vanishing as soon, like that built for Aladdin by the Genius of the Lamp. These air -castles are called by the French Ofidlcaiij- d' Kxpag nr, because Spain has no chateaux. We also find the expression Ch&teaux en Asic for a similar reason. ( Sec CHATEAUX.) ...

Google previewAn American Dictionary of the English Language (1841)

First Edition in Octavo, Containing the Whole Vocabulary of the Quarto, with Corrections, Improvements, and Several Thousand Additional Words; to which is Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation ... by Noah Webster

Castle in the air, a visionary project; a scheme that has no solid foundation. CASTLE, v. t. In the game of chess, to cover the king with a castle, by a certain move. ncyc. CASTLE-BUILD-ER, n. One who forms visionary schemes. co- Building n. The act of building castles in the air. CASTLE-CROWN-ED, a. Crowned with a castle. cyc CASTLED, a. Furnished with castles; as, a castled elephant. CASTLE-GUARD, n. A feudal tenure, or knight service, which obliged the tenant to perform ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the English Language (1832)

Intended to Exhibit: I. The Origin and the Affinities of Every English Word ... II. The Orthography and the Pronunciation of Words ... III. Accurate and Discriminating Definitions of Technical and Scientific Terms ... To which are Prefixed an Introductory Dissertation on the Origin, History, and Connection of the Languages of Western Asia and of Europe and a Concise Grammar, Philosophical and Practical, of the English Language by Noah Webster

Castle in the air, a visionary project; a scheme that has no solid foundation. CASTLE, v. t. In the game of chess, to cover the king with a castle, by a certain move. Encyc. CASTLE-BUILDER, n. One who forms visionary schemes. CASTLE -BUILDING, n. The act of building castles in the air. CASTLE-CROWNED, a. a castle. £AS'TLED, a. Furnished with castles; as, a castled elephant. Dryden. CASTLE-GUARD, n. A feudal tenure, or knight service, which obliged the tenant to #. service ...

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Castle in the Air

Don't build your castles in the air
They're bound to come crashing down.
Clouds are but flimsy things
To build your dreams around.

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Castle in the air Meaning

Video shows what castle in the air means. A visionary project or scheme, a day-dream, an idle fancy, a pipe dream, any plan, desire, or idea that is unlikely to be ...

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A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. A psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent. (Jerome Lawrence)
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