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Etymology 1[edit]

From Mediaeval Latin castellātus (fortified, castellate) + -ed (forming past participles). Equivalent to the past participle of castellate but attested earlier than other uses of the verb.


castellated (not comparable)

  1. Castle-like: built or shaped like a castle.
    • 1686, Robert Plot, The Natural History of Stafford-shire, Ch. x, p. 448:
      ...A Castellated mansion...
    • 2004, Colm Toibin, The Master, p. 2:
      Finally he walked slowly into a vast Italian space, with towers and castellated roofs, and a sky the colour of dark blue ink, smooth and consistent.
  2. (engineering) Having grooves or recesses on an upper face.
    • 1904, Alexander Bell Filson Young, The Complete Motorist, Ch. iv, p. 74:
      Castellated nuts are used throughout, with split pins.
  3. Castled: having or furnished with castles.
    • 1809, Robert Ker Porter, Travelling Sketches in Russia & Sweden, Vol. I, Ch. iv, p. 30:
      ...This castellated island...
  4. (rare) Housed or kept in a castle.
    • 1837, Walter Savage Landor, Works, Vol. II, p. 317:
      His unbiassed justice... struck horror into the heart of every castellated felon.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Mediaeval Latin castellum (cistern).


castellated (not comparable)

  1. (obsolete) Synonym of enclosed, when used for fountains, cisterns, &c.


  • "castellated, adj.", in the Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford: Oxford University Press