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Meaning & Definition of Cast in English

English

Cast

/kæst/

noun

1. The actors in a play

    synonym:
  • cast
  • ,
  • cast of characters
  • ,
  • dramatis personae

2. Container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens

    synonym:
  • mold
  • ,
  • mould
  • ,
  • cast

3. The distinctive form in which a thing is made

  • "Pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
    synonym:
  • cast
  • ,
  • mold
  • ,
  • mould
  • ,
  • stamp

4. The visual appearance of something or someone

  • "The delicate cast of his features"
    synonym:
  • form
  • ,
  • shape
  • ,
  • cast

5. Bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal

    synonym:
  • cast
  • ,
  • plaster cast
  • ,
  • plaster bandage

6. Object formed by a mold

    synonym:
  • cast
  • ,
  • casting

7. The act of throwing dice

    synonym:
  • cast
  • ,
  • roll

8. The act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel

    synonym:
  • casting
  • ,
  • cast

9. A violent throw

    synonym:
  • hurl
  • ,
  • cast

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • project
  • ,
  • cast
  • ,
  • contrive
  • ,
  • throw

2. Deposit

  • "Cast a vote"
  • "Cast a ballot"
    synonym:
  • cast

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • cast

4. Throw forcefully

    synonym:
  • hurl
  • ,
  • hurtle
  • ,
  • cast

5. Assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors

  • "Who cast this beautiful movie?"
    synonym:
  • cast

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • roll
  • ,
  • wander
  • ,
  • swan
  • ,
  • stray
  • ,
  • tramp
  • ,
  • roam
  • ,
  • cast
  • ,
  • ramble
  • ,
  • rove
  • ,
  • range
  • ,
  • drift
  • ,
  • vagabond

7. Form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold

  • "Cast a bronze sculpture"
    synonym:
  • cast
  • ,
  • mold
  • ,
  • mould

8. Get rid of

  • "He shed his image as a pushy boss"
  • "Shed your clothes"
    synonym:
  • shed
  • ,
  • cast
  • ,
  • cast off
  • ,
  • shake off
  • ,
  • throw
  • ,
  • throw off
  • ,
  • throw away
  • ,
  • drop

9. Choose at random

  • "Draw a card"
  • "Cast lots"
    synonym:
  • draw
  • ,
  • cast

10. Formulate in a particular style or language

  • "I wouldn't put it that way"
  • "She cast her request in very polite language"
    synonym:
  • frame
  • ,
  • redact
  • ,
  • cast
  • ,
  • put
  • ,
  • couch

11. 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"
    synonym:
  • vomit
  • ,
  • vomit up
  • ,
  • purge
  • ,
  • cast
  • ,
  • sick
  • ,
  • cat
  • ,
  • be sick
  • ,
  • disgorge
  • ,
  • regorge
  • ,
  • retch
  • ,
  • puke
  • ,
  • barf
  • ,
  • spew
  • ,
  • spue
  • ,
  • chuck
  • ,
  • upchuck
  • ,
  • honk
  • ,
  • regurgitate
  • ,
  • throw up

Examples of using

They cast furtive glances at one another.
The die is cast.
The statue was cast in a mold.