castle in Spain
see castle in the air

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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

  • 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,… …   English dictionary for students

  • 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 — n. an imaginary scheme not likely to be realized; daydream: also castle in Spain …   English World dictionary

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

  • 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 …   Wiktionary

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

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

  • 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,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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