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cast - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cast

Definition
(noun) the actors in a play
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(noun) container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
Synonyms : mold , mould

Definition
(noun) the distinctive form in which a thing is made
Synonyms : mold , mould , stamp
Example Sentence
  • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region

Definition
(noun) the visual appearance of something or someone
Synonyms : form , shape
Example Sentence
  • the delicate cast of his features

Definition
(noun) bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal
Definition
(noun) object formed by a mold
Synonyms : casting

Definition
(noun) the act of throwing dice
Synonyms : roll

Definition
(noun) the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel
Synonyms : casting

Definition
(noun) a violent throw
Synonyms : hurl

Definition
(verb) put or send forth
Synonyms : contrive , project , throw
Example Sentence
  • She threw the flashlight beam into the corner
  • The setting sun threw long shadows
  • cast a spell
  • cast a warm light

Definition
(verb) deposit
Example Sentence
  • cast a vote
  • cast a ballot

Definition
(verb) select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet
Example Sentence
  • He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona

Definition
(verb) throw forcefully
Synonyms : hurl , hurtle

Definition
(verb) assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors
Example Sentence
  • Who cast this beautiful movie?

Definition
(verb) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
Synonyms : drift , ramble , range , roam , roll , rove , stray , swan , tramp , vagabond , wander
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
Synonyms : mold , mould
Example Sentence
  • cast a bronze sculpture

Definition
(verb) get rid of
Example Sentence
  • he shed his image as a pushy boss
  • shed your clothes

Definition
(verb) choose at random
Synonyms : draw
Example Sentence
  • draw a card
  • cast lots

Definition
(verb) formulate in a particular style or language
Synonyms : couch , frame , put , redact
Example Sentence
  • I wouldn't put it that way
  • She cast her request in very polite language

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(verb) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
Example Sentence
  • After drinking too much, the students vomited
  • He purged continuously
  • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cast

ill throw a ball u cast(catch)
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