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  1. cast
    IPA[kast]
  2. verb

    • 1. throw (something) forcefully in a specified direction:

      individuals who do not accept the norms are cast out from the group lemmings cast themselves off the cliff
    • 2. throw (something) so as to cause it to spread over an area:

      the fishermen cast a large net around a school of tuna he cast his net far and wide in search of evidence
    • 3. throw the hooked and baited end of (a fishing line) out into the water.

    • 4. let down (an anchor or sounding line).

    • 5. direct (one's eyes or a look) at something:

      she cast down her eyes she cast him a desperate glance
    • 6. cause (light or shadow) to appear on a surface:

      the moon cast a pale light over the cottages running costs were already casting a shadow over the program
      Synonym : emit, give off, send out, send forth, shed, radiate, diffuse, spread out, form, create, make, produce, cause, project, throw
    • 7. cause (uncertainty or disparagement) to be associated with something:

      journalists cast doubt on the government's version of events I do not wish to cast aspersions on your honesty
    • 8. discard:

      the issue was cast from the list of concerns
    • 9. shed (skin or horns) in the process of growth:

      the antlers are cast each year
      Synonym : shed, discard, slough off, throw off, get rid of, let fall, let drop, molt, peel off, exuviate
    • 10. (of a horse) lose (a shoe).

    • 11. shape (metal or other material) by pouring it into a mold while molten:

      when hammered or cast, bronze could be made into tools
    • 12. make (a molded object) by pouring metal or other material into a mold while molten:

      a bell was cast for the church
    • 13. arrange and present in a specified form or style:

      he issued statements cast in tones of reason
    • 14. register (a vote):

      residents turned out in record numbers to cast their votes
      Synonym : register, record, enter, file, lodge, post, set down, vote, allot, assign, give
    • 15. cause (a magic spell) to take effect:

      the witch cast a spell on her to turn her into a beast the city casts a spell on the visitor
    • 16. calculate and record details of (a horoscope):

      you can look at the star chart cast at somebody's birth
    • 17. (in country dancing) change one's position by moving a certain number of places in a certain direction along the outside of the line in which one is dancing:

      cross the set and cast down one place
    • 18. (of a dog) search in different directions for a lost scent:

      the dog cast furiously for the vanished rabbit
    • 19. let loose (hounds) on a scent:

      casting the hounds into cover, we stood and listened

    noun

    • 1. an object made by shaping molten metal or similar material in a mold:

      bronze casts of the sculpture
    • 2. a mold used to make an object by casting:

      the artist's casts and molds became the property of the museum
    • 3. a bandage stiffened with plaster of Paris, molded to the shape of a limb that is broken, and used to support and protect it:

      I had to spend a month in a cast
    • 4. an act of throwing something forcefully:

      he grabbed a spear for a third cast
    • 5. a throw of a fishing line:

      I swung the rod out for a cast
    • 6. at dice, a throw or a number thrown:

      'tis no winning cast
    • 7. the form or appearance of something, especially someone's features or complexion:

      she had a somewhat masculine cast of countenance the colors he wore emphasized the olive cast of his skin
    • 8. the character of something:

      this question is for minds of a more philosophical cast than mine
    • 9. a slight squint:

      he had a cast in one eye
      Synonym : squint, cross-eyes, boss-eye, strabismus
    • 10. a convoluted mass of earth or sand ejected onto the surface by a burrowing worm.

    • 11. a pellet regurgitated by a hawk or owl.

    • 12. a search made by a hound or pack of hounds over a wide area to find a trail.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: cast, plural noun: casts

    • v.: verb: cast, 3rd person present: casts, gerund or present participle: casting, past tense: cast, past participle: cast

    • noun

      the actors taking part in a play, film, or other production:
    • verb

      assign a part in a play, film, or other production to (an actor):

      allocate parts in (a play, film, or other production):

    • verb

      throw (something) forcefully in a specified direction:

      throw the hooked and baited end of (a fishing line) out into the water.

    • noun

      an object made by shaping molten metal or similar material in a mould:

      a mould used to make an object by casting:

    • noun

      the actors taking part in a play, film, or other production:
    • verb

      assign a part in a play or film to (an actor):

      allocate parts in (a play or film):

    • noun

      an object made by pouring molten metal or other material into a mold:
    • noun

      an object made by pouring molten metal or other material into a mould:
    • noun

      a hard, relatively brittle alloy of iron and carbon that can be readily cast in a mold and contains a higher proportion of carbon than steel (typically 2.0–4.3 percent).

      firm and unchangeable:

    • adjective

      (of a metal object) formed by pouring molten metal into a reusable mold:
    • verb

      make (a metal object) by pouring molten metal into a mold.
    • discard or reject
    • noun

      a convoluted mass of soil, mud, or sand thrown up by an earthworm or lugworm on the surface after passing through the worm's body.
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