Definition of Cast on

1. Verb. Make the first row of stitches when knitting.

Category relationships: Handicraft
Generic synonyms: Run Up, Sew, Sew Together, Stitch
Antonyms: Cast Off

Definition of Cast on

1. Verb. (intransitive knitting) to start the first row of knitting by putting stitches on a needle ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cast On

cast adrift
cast anchor
cast around
cast aside
cast aspersions
cast away
cast brace
cast down
cast fossil
cast fossils
cast iron
cast net
cast nets
cast of characters
cast off
cast on (current term)
cast one's vote
cast out
cast out nines
cast pearls before swine
cast the first stone
cast up
cast up one's accounts

Literary usage of Cast on

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Age of Reason: Being an Investigation of True and Fabulous Theology by Thomas Paine (1896)
"... AND THE LIGHTS cast on HIS EXIST- ENCE AND ATTRIBUTES BY THE BIBLE. THE only idea man can affix to the name of God, is that of a, first cause, ..."

2. The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer by Richard Burn (1820)
"In case any person shall find any such body cast on shore Rewarding pet- from the sea by wreck or otherwise, and shall within six hours """«finding ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"used in very loose sandy soils, consist of large hollow cast ¡ron columns with flat screw blades cast on the lower ends. The projection of this screw from ..."

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