Definition of Cast

1. Noun. The actors in a play.

Exact synonyms: Cast Of Characters, Dramatis Personae
Generic synonyms: Assemblage, Gathering
Group relationships: Company, Troupe
Specialized synonyms: Ensemble, Supporting Players

2. Verb. Put or send forth. "Cast a warm light"
Exact synonyms: Contrive, Project, Throw
Generic synonyms: Direct, Send
Specialized synonyms: Shoot

3. Noun. Container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens.
Exact synonyms: Mold, Mould
Generic synonyms: Container
Specialized synonyms: Form, Matrix, Pig, Pig Bed, Sandbox
Derivative terms: Mold, Mold

4. Verb. Deposit. "Cast a ballot"
Generic synonyms: Give

5. Noun. The distinctive form in which a thing is made. "Pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
Exact synonyms: Mold, Mould, Stamp
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"
Category relationships: Performing Arts
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"
Exact synonyms: Form, Shape
Generic synonyms: Appearance, Visual Aspect
Derivative terms: Shape, Shape, Shapely

8. Verb. Throw forcefully. "They cast the object in the water"
Exact synonyms: Hurl, Hurtle
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.
Exact synonyms: Plaster Bandage, Plaster Cast
Generic synonyms: Bandage, Patch

10. Verb. Assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors. "Sam and Sue cast the movie "; "Who cast this beautiful movie?"
Generic synonyms: Assign, Delegate, Depute, Designate
Derivative terms: Casting

11. Noun. Object formed by a mold.
Exact synonyms: Casting
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"
Exact synonyms: Drift, Ramble, Range, Roam, Roll, Rove, Stray, Swan, Tramp, Vagabond, Wander
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.
Exact synonyms: Roll
Group relationships: Craps
Generic synonyms: Throw
Specialized synonyms: Natural

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"
Exact synonyms: Mold, Mould
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.
Exact synonyms: Casting
Generic synonyms: Fishing, Sportfishing
Specialized synonyms: Bait Casting, Fly Casting, Overcast, Surf Casting, Surf Fishing

16. Verb. Get rid of. "Shed your clothes"

17. Noun. A violent throw.
Exact synonyms: Hurl
Generic synonyms: Throw
Derivative terms: Hurl, Hurl

18. Verb. Choose at random. "Cast lots"
Exact synonyms: Draw
Generic synonyms: Go, Move
Derivative terms: Draw, Draw, Drawing

19. Verb. Formulate in a particular style or language. "She cast her request in very polite language"
Exact synonyms: Couch, Frame, Put, Redact
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"

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

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Definition of Cast

1. to throw with force [v CAST, CASTING, CASTS] : CASTABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Cast

1. A molded orthopaedic appliance that may be composed of fibreglass or plaster useful in the immobilisation of a fracture site for the purposes of healing. (27 Sep 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cast

cast (current term)
cast-iron plant
cast a chill
cast a pall
cast a shadow
cast about
cast accounts
cast adrift
cast anchor
cast around
cast aside
cast aspersions

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