Meaning of CAST in English


n. 25B6; verb

he cast the stone into the stream : THROW, toss, fling, pitch, hurl, lob; informal chuck, sling, bung; dated shy.

fishermen cast their nets : SPREAD, throw, open out.

she cast a fearful glance over her shoulder : DIRECT, shoot, throw, send.

each citizen cast a vote : REGISTER, record, enter, file, vote.

the fire cast a soft light : EMIT, give off, send out, radiate.

the figures cast shadows : FORM, create, produce; project, throw.

the stags' antlers are cast each year : SHED, lose, discard, slough off.

a figure cast by hand : MOULD, fashion, form, shape, model; sculpt, sculpture, forge.

they were cast as extras : CHOOSE, select, pick, name, nominate.

25B6; noun

a cast of the writer's hand : MOULD, die, matrix, shape, casting, model.

a cast of the dice : THROW, toss, fling, pitch, hurl, lob; informal chuck, sling, bung; dated shy.

an enquiring cast of mind : TYPE, sort, kind, character, variety, class, style, stamp, nature.

a cast in one eye : SQUINT, strabismus.

the cast of ‘The Barber of Seville’ : ACTORS, performers, players, company; dramatis personae, characters.

25A0; cast something aside DISCARD, reject, throw away/out, get rid of, dispose of, abandon.

25A0; cast someone away SHIPWRECK, wreck; strand, leave stranded, maroon.

25A0; cast down DEPRESSED, downcast, unhappy, sad, miserable, gloomy, down, low; dejected, dispirited, discouraged, disheartened, downhearted, demoralized, disconsolate, crestfallen, despondent; informal blue.

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