Definitions of cast

  1. To throw, as a line; to reekon accounts; to consider; to receive form or shape; to warp.
  2. To throw with force; fling; hurl.
  3. To throw off, out, or over; emit; shed; deposit; give; impute.
  4. To shape in a mold; found; stereotype.
  5. To compute; calculate.
  6. To assign, as an actor of a part.
  7. To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel.
  8. To direct or turn, as the eyes.
  9. To drop; to deposit; as, to cast a ballot.
  10. To throw down, as in wrestling.
  11. To throw up, as a mound, or rampart.
  12. To throw off; to eject; to shed; to lose.
  13. To bring forth prematurely; to slink.
  14. To throw out or emit; to exhale.
  15. To cause to fall; to shed; to reflect; to throw; as, to cast a ray upon a screen; to cast light upon a subject.
  16. To impose; to bestow; to rest.
  17. To dismiss; to discard; to cashier.
  18. To compute; to reckon; to calculate; as, to cast a horoscope.
  19. To contrive; to plan.
  20. To defeat in a lawsuit; to decide against; to convict; as, to be cast in damages.
  21. To turn ( the balance or scale); to overbalance; hence, to make preponderate; to decide; as, a casting voice.
  22. To form into a particular shape, by pouring liquid metal or other material into a mold; to fashion; to found; as, to cast bells, stoves, bullets.
  23. To stereotype or electrotype.
  24. To fix, distribute, or allot, as the parts of a play among actors; also to assign ( an actor) for a part.
  25. To throw; hurl; to project; shed; as, the snake casts its skin; direct or turn; as, cast the eyes; throw violently; as, to cast a prisoner into jail; calculate; as, cast up a bill; form into a certain shape; assign to various actors.
  26. To throw or fling: to throw down: to throw together or reckon: to mould or shape.
  27. To throw; reckon; mould.
  28. To throw, as a line in angling, esp, with a fly hook.
  29. To turn the head of a vessel around from the wind in getting under weigh.
  30. To consider; to turn or revolve in the mind; to plan; as, to cast about for reasons.
  31. To calculate; to compute.
  32. To receive form or shape in a mold.
  33. To warp; to become twisted out of shape.
  34. To throw the line in angling; receive form or shape in a mold.
  35. To warp:- pa. t. and pa. p. cast.
  36. 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"
  37. To throw, fling, drive, or thrust; to shed; to direct; to discharge; to throw up; to throw down; to condeinn; to compute; to contrive; to assign, as the parts in a play to the actors; to mould; to throw off, as a proof.
  38. To throw or fling; to sow seed; to reject; to reckon; to contrive or plan; to mould or shape, to ponder or weigh, as in the mind.
  39. Casting.
  40. object formed by a mold
  41. bandage consisting of a firm covering ( often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal
  42. 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"
  43. 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".
  44. deposit; " cast a vote"; " cast a ballot"
  45. ( of molten metal or glass) formed by pouring or pressing into a mold
  46. 3d pres. of Cast, for Casteth.
  47. The act of casting or throwing; a throw.
  48. The thing thrown.
  49. The distance to which a thing is or can be thrown.
  50. A throw of dice; hence, a chance or venture.
  51. That which is throw out or off, shed, or ejected; as, the skin of an insect, the refuse from a hawk's stomach, the excrement of a earthworm.
  52. The act of casting in a mold.
  53. An impression or mold, taken from a thing or person; amold; a pattern.
  54. That which is formed in a mild; esp. a reproduction or copy, as of a work of art, in bronze or plaster, etc.; a casting.
  55. Form; appearence; mien; air; style; as, a peculiar cast of countenance.
  56. A tendency to any color; a tinge; a shade.
  57. A chance, opportunity, privilege, or advantage; specifically, an opportunity of riding; a lift.
  58. The assignment of parts in a play to the actors.
  59. A flight or a couple or set of hawks let go at one time from the hand.
  60. A stoke, touch, or trick.
  61. A motion or turn, as of the eye; direction; look; glance; squint.
  62. A tube or funnel for conveying metal into a mold.
  63. Four; that is, as many as are thrown into a vessel at once in counting herrings, etc; a warp.
  64. Contrivance; plot, design.
  65. The act of throwing a line, shaping a mold, etc.; the distance to which a thing may be thrown; motion or turn; said of the eye; the form or shape; manner; appearance; as, a cast of countenance; a tinge; as, a cast of green; the company of actors to whom the parts of a play are assigned; an impression or mold.
  66. Caster.
  67. Act of casting: a throw: the thing thrown: the distance thrown: a motion, turn, or squint, as of the eye: a chance: a mould: the form received from a mould: manner: the assignment of the various parts of a play to the several actors: the company of actors to whom such have been assigned.
  68. A throw; turn; appearance; form given by a mould.
  69. A throw; anything thrown.
  70. An object shaped in a mold.
  71. An impression, as in wax.
  72. A characteristic formation; stamp; shade.
  73. Theat. The distribution of parts to performers.
  74. A hereditary social class, as one of those found in Hindustan.
  75. The act of casting; a throw; the thing thrown; the distance thrown; motion or turn of the eye; direction, look, or glance; a throw of dice; chance; the form into which a thing is cast; a thing so formed; an impression; shape; mould; a tinge; manner or mien; allotment of parts in a play. To cast aside, to dismiss or reject as useless or inconvenient. To cast away, to reject; to waste; to wreck. To cast down, to throw down; to depress. To cast forth, to throw out; to emit. To cast off, to discard. To cast out, to turn out. To cast up, to reckon up; to upbraid; to vomit. To cast one's self on, to resign or yield one's self to the disposal of, without reserve. To cast young, to miscarry. To cast in the tecth, to upbraid; to charge; to twit. To cast off copy, to ascertain how many printed pages will be made out of a manuscript.
  76. A throw; the distance passed by a thing thrown; a glance or a turn of the eye; chance or hazard; a form or shape; a tinge; manner; whatever is run into a mould.
  77. Cast.
  78. To cast aside, to dismiss or reject; to cast away, to reject; to lavish; to cast down, to deject or depress; to cast forth, to throw out; to exhale; to cast off, to discard, or to put away; to cast out, to reject; to throw or turn out; to cast up, to compute; to reckon; to eject or vomit; to cast on, to put or place on, as loops of worsted on wires; to cast one's self on, to resign or yield to the disposal of, without reserve; to cast in the teeth, to upbraid; to blame for; to cast in one's lot with any one, to take the chance; to share the fortune; last- cast, all ventured on one effort.