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verb (used with object)
to throw or hurl; fling:
The gambler cast the dice.
to throw off or away:
He cast the advertisement in the wastebasket.
to direct (the eye, a glance, etc.), especially in a cursory manner:
She cast her eyes down the page.
to cause to fall upon something or in a certain direction; send forth:
to cast a soft light; to cast a spell; to cast doubts.
to draw (lots), as in telling fortunes.
to throw out (a fishing line, net, bait, etc.):
The fisherman cast his line.
to fish in (a stream, an area, etc.):
He has often cast this brook.
to throw down or bring to the ground:
She cast herself on the sofa.
to part with; lose:
The horse cast a shoe.
to shed or drop (hair, fruit, etc.):
The snake cast its skin.
(of an animal) to bring forth (young), especially abortively.
to send off (a swarm), as bees do.
to throw or set aside; discard or reject; dismiss:
He cast the problem from his mind.
to throw forth, as from within; emit or eject; vomit.
to throw up (earth, sod, etc.), as with a shovel.
to put or place, especially hastily or forcibly:
to cast someone in prison.
to deposit or give (a ballot or vote).
to bestow; confer:
to cast blessings upon someone.
to make suitable or accordant; tailor:
He cast his remarks to fit the occasion.
to select actors for (a play, motion picture, or the like).
to allot a role to (an actor).
to assign an actor to (a role).
to form (an object) by pouring metal, plaster, etc., in a fluid state into a mold and letting it harden.
to form (metal, plaster, etc.) into a particular shape by pouring it into a mold in a fluid state and letting it harden.
to tap (a blast furnace).
to compute or calculate; add, as a column of figures.
to compute or calculate (a horoscope) astrologically; forecast.
to turn or twist; warp.
to turn the head of (a vessel), especially away from the wind in getting under way.
(of a hunter) to lead or direct (hounds) over ground believed to have been recently traveled by a fox.
to contrive, devise, or plan.
verb (used without object)
to receive form in a mold.
to calculate or add.
to conjecture; forecast.
(of hounds) to search an area for scent:
The setter cast, but found no scent.
to warp, as timber.
(of a vessel) to turn, especially to get the head away from the wind; tack.
to select the actors for a play, motion picture, or the like.
to plan or scheme.
act of casting or throwing.
that which is thrown.
the distance to which a thing may be cast or thrown.
a throw of dice.
the number rolled.
act of throwing a line or net onto the water.
a spot for
a fishing line; a fishing place.
the group of performers to whom parts are assigned; players.
a searching of an area for a scent by hounds.
a stroke of fortune; fortune or lot.
a ride offered on one's way; lift.
the form in which something is made or written; arrangement.
act of casting or founding.
the quantity of metal cast at one time.
something formed from a material poured into a mold in a molten or liquid state; casting.
an impression or mold made from something.
a rigid surgical dressing, usually made of bandage treated with plaster of Paris.
outward form; appearance.
sort; kind; style.
a permanent twist or turn:
to have a cast in one's eye.
a slight tinge of some color; hue; shade:
A good diamond does not have a yellowish cast.
a dash or trace; a small amount.
computation; calculation; addition.
a conjecture; forecast.
something that is shed, ejected, or cast off or out, as molted skin, a feather, food from a bird's crop, or the coil of sand and waste passed by certain earthworms.
a pair of hawks put in flight together.
effused plastic matter produced in the hollow parts of various diseased organs.
low-grade, irregular wool.
(of an animal, especially a horse) lying in such a position that it is unable to return to its feet without assistance.
to look, as to find something; search; seek:
We cast about for something to do during the approaching summer vacation.
to scheme; plan:
He cast about how he could avoid work.
. to reject; discard.
to throw away; squander:
He will cast away this money just as he has done in the past.
to refer to something past; revert to:
The composer casts back to his earlier work.
to lower; humble.
to discard; reject.
to let go or let loose, as a vessel from a mooring.
to determine the quantity of type or space that a given amount of text will occupy when set.
to make (the final stitches) in completing a knitted fabric.
to throw (a falcon) off from the fist to pursue game.
to set (yarn) on a needle in order to form the initial stitches in knitting.
to force out; expel; eject.
to add up; compute.
to vomit; eject.
to turn up; appear.
at a single cast,
through a single action or event:
He bankrupted himself at a single cast.
Can be confused
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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