up-cast

upcast

[uhp-kast, -kahst]
noun
1.
an act of casting upward.
2.
the state of being cast upward.
3.
something that is cast or thrown up, as soil or earth in digging.
4.
a shaft or passage up which air passes, as from a mine (opposed to downcast ).
adjective
5.
cast up; directed or thrown upward: The child looked at her father with upcast eyes.
verb (used with object), upcast, upcasting.
6.
to cast up or upward.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English upcasten (v.). See up-, cast

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upcast (ˈʌpˌkɑːst)
 
n
1.  material cast or thrown up
2.  Compare downcast a ventilation shaft through which air leaves a mine
3.  geology (in a fault) the section of strata that has been displaced upwards
 
adj
4.  directed or thrown upwards
 
vb , -casts, -casting, -cast
5.  (tr) to throw or cast up

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