Definition of Roughcast

1. Noun. A coarse plaster for the surface of external walls.

Generic synonyms: Plaster



2. Verb. Shape roughly.
Generic synonyms: Forge, Form, Mold, Mould, Shape, Work

3. Noun. A rough preliminary model.
Generic synonyms: Model, Simulation

4. Verb. Apply roughcast to. "Roughcast a wall"
Generic synonyms: Daub, Plaster

5. Verb. Hew roughly, without finishing the surface. "Rough-hew stone or timber"
Exact synonyms: Rough-hew
Generic synonyms: Hew, Hew Out

Definition of Roughcast

1. v. t. To form in its first rudiments, without revision, correction, or polish.

2. n. A rude model; the rudimentary, unfinished form of a thing.

Definition of Roughcast

1. Noun. A crude model. ¹

2. Noun. A rough surface finish, as of a plaster or stucco wall. ¹

3. Noun. A mixture of pebbles or similar material used to finish a plaster or concrete wall. ¹

4. Verb. To shape crudely. ¹

5. Verb. To apply a roughcast finish to a wall. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roughcast

1. [v -CAST, -CASTING, -CASTS]

Medical Definition of Roughcast

1. 1. To form in its first rudiments, without revision, correction, or polish. 2. To mold without nicety or elegance; to form with asperities and inequalities. 3. To plaster with a mixture of lime and shells or pebbles; as, to roughcast a building. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Roughcast

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1. Workshop Receipts by Ernest Spon (1906)
"The roughcast is a composition of small gravel, finely washed, to free it from ... With this tool the plasterer throws on the roughcast with his right hand, ..."

2. An Encyclopædia of Architecture: Historical, Theoretical, and Practical by Joseph Gwilt (1842)
"The roughcast is a composition of small gravel, finely washed, ... With this tool, while the plasterer throws on the roughcast with his right hand, ..."

3. Archaeologia Cantiana by Kent Archaeological Society (1893)
"Upon the south wall we cannot discern these peculiar features of the ancient masonry, because a thick coating of " roughcast " covers the whole wall. ..."

4. Archaeologia Cantiana by Kent Archaeological Society (1893)
"On the removal of the roughcast these mouldings projected considerably beyond the surface of the ancient wall. So the mouldings were cut away. ..."

5. The Architects' and Builders' Handbook: Data for Architects, Structural by Frank Eugene Kidder (1921)
"roughcast. A sort of external plastering in which small sharp stones «-•? mixed, ... roughcast work hi- been used in Europe for several centuries, ..."

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