Definition of Downcast

1. Noun. A ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine.

Generic synonyms: Shaft



2. Adjective. Directed downward. "A downcast glance"
Similar to: Down

3. Adjective. Filled with melancholy and despondency. "Feeling discouraged and downhearted"

Definition of Downcast

1. a. Cast downward; directed to the ground, from bashfulness, modesty, dejection, or guilt.

2. n. Downcast or melancholy look.

Definition of Downcast

1. Adjective. (context: of eyes) Looking downwards. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: of a person) Feeling despondent. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) A cast from supertype to subtype. ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete) A melancholy look. ¹

5. Noun. (mining) A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive, obsolete) To cast or throw up; to turn upward. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive Scotland) To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid. ¹

8. Verb. (transitive computing) To cast from supertype to subtype. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Downcast

1. an overthrow or ruin [n -S]

Medical Definition of Downcast

1. 1. Downcast or melancholy look. "That downcast of thine eye." (Beau. & Fl) 2. A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Downcast

downa
downable
downarg
downbear
downbeat
downbeat nystagmus
downbeats
downbent
downblouse
downbound
downbow
downbows
downburst
downbursts
downcanyon
downcast (current term)
downcasted
downcasting
downcasts
downclimb
downclimbed
downclimbing
downclimbs
downclock
downclocked
downclocking
downclocks
downcome
downcomes
downcoming

Literary usage of Downcast

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"wool, fluff. downcast, a. 1. See DEPRESSED. rare). 2. lowered (eyes, glance), dejected (eyes; Antonyme: ยปее ... Creas references: see Note, downcast: throw. ..."

2. American Poems (1625-1892) by Walter Cochrane Bronson (1912)
"... boundless blue from me to every sea This song for mariners and all their ships. YET, YET, YE downcast HOURS Yet, yet, ye downcast hours, I know ye also; ..."

3. Transactions. by New Hampshire Medical Society, American Ethnological Society (1857)
"Opening of the engine and downcast shafts by removing scaffolds. ... Putting doors in the drift between the downcast and upcast shafts in the Melton seam, ..."

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