Associations to the word «Cast»


CAST, verb. (heading) (physical) To move, or be moved, away.
CAST, verb. (now somewhat literary) To throw. [from 13thc.]
CAST, verb. To throw forward (a fishing line, net etc.) into the sea. [from 14thc.]
CAST, verb. Specifically, to throw down or aside. [from 15thc.]
CAST, verb. (of an animal) To throw off (the skin) as a process of growth; to shed the hair or fur of the coat. [from 15thc.]
CAST, verb. (obsolete except in set phrases) To remove, take off (clothes). [from 14thc.]
CAST, verb. (nautical) To heave the lead and line in order to ascertain the depth of water.
CAST, verb. (obsolete) To vomit.
CAST, verb. (archaic) To throw up, as a mound, or rampart.
CAST, verb. (archaic) To throw out or emit; to exhale.
CAST, verb. To direct (one's eyes, gaze etc.). [from 13thc.]
CAST, verb. To add up (a column of figures, accounts etc.); cross-cast refers to adding up a row of figures. [from 14thc.]
CAST, verb. (heading) (social) To predict, to decide, to plan.
CAST, verb. (astrology) To calculate the astrological value of (a horoscope, birth etc.). [from 14thc.]
CAST, verb. (obsolete) To plan, intend. [14th-19thc.]
CAST, verb. (transitive) To assign (a role in a play or performance). [from 18thc.]
CAST, verb. (transitive) To assign a role in a play or performance to (an actor).
CAST, verb. To consider; to turn or revolve in the mind; to plan.
CAST, verb. (archaic) To impose; to bestow; to rest.
CAST, verb. (archaic) To defeat in a lawsuit; to decide against; to convict.
CAST, verb. To turn (the balance or scale); to overbalance; hence, to make preponderate; to decide.
CAST, verb. To perform, bring forth (a magical spell or enchantment).
CAST, verb. To throw (light etc.) on or upon something, or in a given direction.
CAST, verb. (archaic) To give birth to (a child) prematurely; to miscarry. [from 15thc.]
CAST, verb. To shape (molten metal etc.) by pouring into a mould; to make (an object) in such a way. [from 15thc.]
CAST, verb. (printing) (dated) To stereotype or electrotype.
CAST, verb. To twist or warp (of fabric, timber etc.). [from 16thc.]
CAST, 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. [from 18thc.]
CAST, verb. To deposit (a ballot or voting paper); to formally register (one's vote). [from 19thc.]
CAST, verb. (computing) To change a variable type from, for example, integer to real, or integer to text. [from 20thc.]
CAST, verb. (hunting) Of dogs, hunters: to spread out and search for a scent. [from 18thc.]
CAST, verb. (medicine) To set (a bone etc.) in a cast.
CAST, verb. (Wicca) To open a circle in order to begin a spell or meeting of witches.
CAST, noun. An act of throwing.
CAST, noun. Something which has been thrown, dispersed etc.
CAST, noun. A small mass of earth "thrown off" or excreted by a worm.
CAST, noun. The collective group of actors performing a play or production together. Contrasted with crew.
CAST, noun. The casting procedure.
CAST, noun. An object made in a mould.
CAST, noun. A supportive and immobilising device used to help mend broken bones.
CAST, noun. The mould used to make cast objects
CAST, noun. (hawking) The number of hawks (or occasionally other birds) cast off at one time; a pair.
CAST, noun. A squint.
CAST, noun. Visual appearance.
CAST, noun. The form of one's thoughts, mind etc.
CAST, noun. An animal, especially a horse, that is unable to rise without assistance.
CAST, noun. Animal and insect remains which have been regurgitated by a bird.
CAST, noun. A group of crabs.
CAST A CHILL, verb. (figuratively) To provoke an uneasy feeling which stops a conversation, as by an uncalled act or word.
CAST A SHADOW, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see cast,‎ shadow.
CAST A SHADOW, verb. (idiomatic) (figuratively) (of an event, often a tragic one) To dampen future events.
CAST ABOUT, verb. (intransitive) To try to find; look around; search; meditate.
CAST ABOUT, verb. (transitive) To plan; plot; contrive.
CAST ACCOUNTS, verb. (obsolete) (accounting) To perform basic bookkeeping.
CAST ACCOUNTS, verb. (obsolete) To be numerate; to be capable of arithmetic. One who casts accounts may only be one equipped with that accomplishment; as one who reads is not necessarily reading, nor inclined to it, but literate.
CAST ADRIFT, verb. (transitive) To abandon a ship at sea
CAST ADRIFT, verb. (transitive) To place a person in a ship's boat or raft and leave them
CAST AROUND, verb. (ambitransitive) To cast about.
CAST ASIDE, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) to discard
CAST ASPERSIONS, verb. (idiomatic) to make damaging or spiteful remarks
CAST AWAY, verb. To discard.
CAST AWAY, verb. (nautical) To abandon or maroon.
CAST DOWN, verb. (transitive) (adverb) To make (a person) discouraged or dejected.
CAST FOSSIL, noun. A fossil formed when an animal, plant, or other organism dies, its flesh decays and bones deteriorate due to chemical reactions; minerals gradually enter into the cavity, resulting in a cast, which is in the general form of the original organism. A mold fossil is the rock that surrounds the cast fossil in which the cavity is in the shape of the fossil (very similar to a clay mold).
CAST FOSSILS, noun. Plural of cast fossil
CAST IN ONE'S LOT WITH SOMEONE, verb. To share someone's fortunes.
CAST IRON, noun. A hard and brittle, but strong, alloy of iron, carbon, and silicon, formed by casting in a mould.
CAST IRON, adjective. (not comparable) Made of cast iron.
CAST IRON, adjective. Durable; tough; resiliant.
CAST IRON, adjective. Inflexible or without exception.
CAST NET, noun. A (usually weighted) fishing net that is thrown and then pulled back via an attached line
CAST NETS, noun. Plural of cast net
CAST OFF, verb. (transitive) To discard or reject something.
CAST OFF, verb. (ambitransitive) (nautical) To let go (a cable or rope securing a vessel to a buoy, wharf etc) so that the vessel may make way.
CAST OFF, verb. (intransitive) (knitting) To finish the last row of knitted stitches and remove them securely from the needle.
CAST ON, verb. (intransitive) (knitting) to start the first row of knitting by putting stitches on a needle
CAST ONE'S VOTE, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To vote for something.
CAST OUT, verb. To drive out; to expel.
CAST OUT NINES, verb. (arithmetic) To apply a procedure for verifying whether an arithmetic operation is probably correct or certainly incorrect using modulo characteristics of these specific integer combinations.
CAST PEARLS BEFORE SWINE, verb. (idiomatic) To give things of value to those who will not understand or appreciate it.
CAST THE FIRST STONE, verb. (idiomatic) To act self-righteously in accusing another person, believing that one is blameless.
CAST UP, verb. (transitive) To wash something onto the shore.
CAST UP, verb. To compute.
CAST UP, verb. (transitive) To bring up as a reproach.
CAST UP ONE'S ACCOUNTS, verb. (idiomatic) (1811) To vomit.

Dictionary definition

CAST, noun. The actors in a play.
CAST, noun. Container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens.
CAST, noun. The distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region".
CAST, noun. The visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features".
CAST, noun. Bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal.
CAST, noun. Object formed by a mold.
CAST, noun. The act of throwing dice.
CAST, noun. The act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel.
CAST, noun. A violent throw.
CAST, verb. Put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light".
CAST, verb. Deposit; "cast a vote"; "cast a ballot".
CAST, 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".
CAST, verb. Throw forcefully.
CAST, verb. Assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors; "Who cast this beautiful movie?".
CAST, verb. Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town".
CAST, verb. Form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture".
CAST, verb. Get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes".
CAST, verb. Choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots".
CAST, verb. Formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language".
CAST, verb. Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night".

Wise words

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