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

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • castle in the air — See: BUILD CASTLES IN THE AIR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • castle in the air — See: BUILD CASTLES IN THE AIR …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • In 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • castle in Spain — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • castle in Spain — see castle in the air …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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