Definition of Cast
1. Noun. The actors in a play.
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering
Group relationships: Company, Troupe
Specialized synonyms: Ensemble, Supporting Players
2. Verb. Put or send forth. "Cast a warm light"
3. Noun. Container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens.
Generic synonyms: Container
Specialized synonyms: Form, Matrix, Pig, Pig Bed, Sandbox
Derivative terms: Mold, Mold
4. Verb. Deposit. "Cast a ballot"
5. Noun. The distinctive form in which a thing is made. "Pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
Generic synonyms: Solid
Derivative terms: Mold, Mold, Mold, Stamp, Stamp
6. Verb. Select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet. "He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona"
Specialized synonyms: Recast, Miscast, Typecast
Entails: Present, Represent, Stage, Film, Do, Execute, Perform
Generic synonyms: Assign, Delegate, Depute, Designate
7. Noun. The visual appearance of something or someone. "The delicate cast of his features"
Generic synonyms: Appearance, Visual Aspect
Derivative terms: Shape, Shape, Shapely
8. Verb. Throw forcefully. "They cast the object in the water"
Specialized synonyms: Crash, Dash, Precipitate, Catapult, Sling, Bowl
Generic synonyms: Throw
Also: Cast Anchor
Derivative terms: Casting, Hurl, Hurler
9. Noun. Bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal.
10. Verb. Assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors. "Sam and Sue cast the movie "; "Who cast this beautiful movie?"
11. Noun. Object formed by a mold.
Generic synonyms: Copy
Specialized synonyms: Death Mask, Block, Cylinder Block, Engine Block, Life Mask
12. Verb. Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment. "They cast in the countryside"; "They rolled from town to town"
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel
Specialized synonyms: Maunder, Gad, Gallivant, Jazz Around
Related verbs: Drift, Err, Stray, Wander
Derivative terms: Drifter, Drifting, Ramble, Rambler, Roamer, Roving, Stray, Strayer, Tramp, Vagabond, Vagabond, Vagabondage, Wanderer, Wandering
13. Noun. The act of throwing dice.
14. Verb. Form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold. "Did he cast his major works over a short period of time?"; "Cast a bronze sculpture"
Generic synonyms: Forge, Form, Mold, Mould, Shape, Work
Specialized synonyms: Press, Press Out, Recast, Remold, Remould, Sand Cast
Derivative terms: Caster, Casting, Casting, Mold, Mold, Mold, Moldable, Molding, Molding, Mould, Moulding
15. Noun. The act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel.
Generic synonyms: Fishing, Sportfishing
Specialized synonyms: Bait Casting, Fly Casting, Overcast, Surf Casting, Surf Fishing
16. Verb. Get rid of. "Shed your clothes"
Specialized synonyms: Exuviate, Molt, Moult, Shed, Slough, Abscise, Exfoliate, Autotomise, Autotomize
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw
17. Noun. A violent throw.
18. Verb. Choose at random. "Cast lots"
19. Verb. Formulate in a particular style or language. "She cast her request in very polite language"
Generic synonyms: Articulate, Formulate, Give Voice, Phrase, Word
Derivative terms: Frame, Redaction
20. Verb. Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth. "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
Generic synonyms: Egest, Eliminate, Excrete, Pass
Derivative terms: Disgorgement, Puke, Puking, Regurgitation, Retch, Sick, Spewer, Vomit, Vomit, Vomit, Vomiter, Vomiting
Antonyms: Keep Down
Definition of Cast
1. v. t. To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel.
2. v. i. To throw, as a line in angling, esp, with a fly hook.
3. n. The act of casting or throwing; a throw.
Definition of Cast
1. Verb. (context: now somewhat literary) To throw. (defdate from 13th c.) ¹
2. Verb. To direct (one's eyes, gaze etc.). (defdate from 13th c.) ¹
3. Verb. To throw forward (a fishing line, net etc.) into the sea. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹
4. Verb. To add up (a column of figures, accounts etc.); cross-cast refers to adding up a row of figures. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹
5. Verb. (astrology) To calculate the astrological value of (a horoscope, birth etc.). (defdate from 14th c.) ¹
6. Verb. To perform, bring forth (a magical spell or enchantment). ¹
7. Verb. To throw (light etc.) on or upon something, or in a given direction. ¹
8. Verb. (obsolete) To plan, intend (to do something). (defdate 14th-19th c.) ¹
9. Verb. (obsolete except in set phrases) To remove, take off (clothes). (defdate from 14th c.) ¹
10. Verb. Specifically, to throw down or aside. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹
11. Verb. (context: of an animal) To throw off (the skin) as a process of growth; to shed the hair or fur of the coat. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹
12. Verb. (archaic) To give birth to (a child) prematurely; to miscarry. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹
13. Verb. To shape (molten metal etc.) by pouring into a mould; to make (an object) in such a way. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹
14. Verb. To twist or warp (of fabric, timber etc.). (defdate from 16th c.) ¹
15. Verb. To assign a role in a play or performance. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹
16. Verb. (nautical) To bring the bows of a sailing ship on to the required tack just as the anchor is weighed by use of the headsail; to bring (a ship) round. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹
17. Verb. To deposit (a ballot or voting paper); to formally register (one's vote). (defdate from 19th c.) ¹
18. Verb. (computing) To change a variable type from, for example, integer to real, or integer to text. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹
19. Verb. (context: hunting) Of dogs, hunters: to spread out and search for a scent. (defdate from 18th c.) ¹
20. Verb. (nautical) To heave the lead and line in order to ascertain the depth of water. ¹
21. Verb. (medicine) To set (a bone etc.) in a cast. ¹
22. Verb. (context: Wicca) To open a circle in order to begin a spell or meeting of witches ¹
23. Noun. An act of throwing. ¹
24. Noun. Something which has been thrown, dispersed etc. ¹
25. Noun. A small mass of earth "thrown off" or excreted by a worm. ¹
26. Noun. The collective group of actors performing a play or production together. Contrasted with crew. ¹
27. Noun. The casting procedure. ¹
28. Noun. An object made in a mould. ¹
29. Noun. A supportive and immobilising device used to help mend broken bones. ¹
30. Noun. The mould used to make cast objects ¹
31. Noun. A squint. ¹
32. Noun. Visual appearance. ¹
33. Noun. The form of one's thoughts, mind etc. ¹
34. Noun. An animal, especially a horse, that is unable to rise without assistance. ¹
35. Noun. Animal and insect remains which have been regurgitated by a bird. ¹
36. Noun. A group of crabs. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Cast
1. to throw with force [v CAST, CASTING, CASTS] : CASTABLE [adj]
Medical Definition of Cast
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cast
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