Cast - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens (syn: mold, mould)
- the distinctive form in which a thing is made (syn: mold, mould, stamp)
- object formed by a mold (syn: casting)
- the act of throwing dice (syn: roll)
- the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel (syn: casting)
- a violent throw (syn: hurl)
cast a warm light
cast a ballot
- assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors
- form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold (syn: mold, mould)
- choose at random (syn: draw)
Seaweed was cast up by the waves.
The tree cast a long shadow on the lawn.
How many votes were cast?
She has a cast on her arm.
They made a mask from a wax cast of her face.
Pieces of wood are cast up all along this coast.
A body was cast up last night.
The girl cast her eyes down modestly.
He shrugged his shoulders, shook his head, cast up his eyes, but said nothing.
The snake cast off its old skin.
He cast up his accounts.
Don't cast off the boat till everyone is on board.
It was the last cast of the dice for the old party of the aristocracy.
His countenance assumed a deeper cast of dejection.
The flames cast dancing shadows on the walls.
cast away — throw or cast away
cast down — lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
cast off — get rid of
cast on — make the first row of stitches when knitting
cast out — expel from a community or group
present participle: casting
past tense: cast
past participle: cast
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