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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

castkæst, kɑst(v.; n.)cast, cast•ing

  1. (v.t.)to throw or hurl; fling:

    to cast dice; to cast aside the newspaper.

  2. to direct (the eye, a glance, etc.).

  3. to cause to fall; put or send forth:

    to cast a soft light; to cast a spell; to cast doubts.

  4. to draw (lots), as in telling fortunes.

  5. to throw out (a fishing line, a net, bait, etc.).

    Category: Sport

  6. to shed or drop:

    The snake cast its skin.

  7. (of an animal) to bring forth (young), esp. abortively.

    Category: Veterinary Science

  8. to send off (a swarm), as bees do.

  9. to set aside; reject; dismiss:

    She cast the problem from her mind.

  10. to throw up (earth, sod, etc.), as with a shovel.

  11. to put or place, esp. forcibly:

    to cast someone in prison.

  12. to deposit or give (a ballot or vote).

  13. to bestow; confer:

    to cast blessings.

  14. to form or arrange; plan out:

    He cast his remarks to fit the occasion.

  15. to select actors for (a play, motion picture, etc.). to assign a role to (an actor).

    Category: Showbiz

  16. to form (an object) by pouring metal, plaster, etc., into a mold and letting it harden.

  17. to form (metal, plaster, etc.) by this process.

  18. to compute, as a column of figures.

    Category: Math

  19. to calculate (a horoscope).

    Category: Astrology

  20. to turn or twist; warp.

  21. to turn the head of (a ship), esp. away from the wind in getting under way.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  22. (v.i.)to throw.

  23. to receive form in a mold.

  24. to calculate or add.

    Category: Math

  25. to conjecture; forecast.

  26. (of hounds) to search an area for scent.

  27. to warp, as timber.

  28. (of a ship) to turn, esp. to get the head away from the wind; tack.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  29. to select the actors for a play, motion picture, or the like.

    Category: Showbiz

  30. Obs. to consider. to plan or scheme.

    Category: Status (usage)

  31. cast about or around, to search; seek. to devise a plan; scheme.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  32. cast down, to lower; humble.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  33. cast off, to discard; reject. to let go or let loose, as a ship from a mooring. to estimate the space a typeset manuscript will occupy. to complete a knitted fabric by looping over (the final stitches); bind off.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Printing, Textiles

  34. cast on, (in knitting) to set (yarn) on a needle in order to form the initial stitches.

    Category: Textiles, Verb Phrase

  35. cast out, to force to leave; expel; banish.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  36. (n.)the act of throwing.

  37. that which is thrown.

  38. the distance to which a thing may be thrown.

  39. a throw of dice. the number rolled.

    Category: Games

  40. the act of throwing a fishing line or net onto the water.

    Category: Sport

  41. the group of performers in a play, motion picture, etc.; players.

    Category: Showbiz

  42. a searching of an area by hounds for a scent.

    Category: Sport

  43. a stroke of fortune; lot.

  44. the form in which something is made or written; arrangement.

  45. the act of founding. the quantity of metal cast at one time.

    Category: Metallurgy

  46. something made in a mold; casting.

  47. an impression or mold:

    the cast of a fossil.

  48. a rigid surgical dressing, usu. made of bandage treated with plaster of Paris.

    Category: Medicine

  49. outward form; appearance:

    of a sinister cast.

  50. sort; kind; style:

    a hero of the cast of Don Quixote.

  51. tendency; inclination:

    minds of a philosophical cast.

  52. a permanent twist or turn:

    to have a cast in one's eye.

  53. a warp.

  54. a slight tinge of some color; hue; shade:

    a yellowish cast.

  55. a dash or trace.

  56. a computation; calculation.

    Category: Math

  57. a conjecture or forecast.

  58. something that is shed, ejected, or cast off or out, as molted skin, feathers, food from a bird's crop, or the coil of sand and waste passed by certain earthworms.

    Category: Veterinary Science

  59. Category: Ornithology

    Ref: pellet (def. 6). 6

  60. effused plastic matter produced in the hollow parts of various diseased organs.

    Category: Pathology

Origin of cast:

1175–1225; ME < ON kasta to throw

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cast, cast of characters, dramatis personae(noun)

    the actors in a play

  2. mold, mould, cast(noun)

    container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens

  3. cast, mold, mould, stamp(noun)

    the distinctive form in which a thing is made

    "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"

  4. form, shape, cast(noun)

    the visual appearance of something or someone

    "the delicate cast of his features"

  5. cast, plaster cast, plaster bandage(noun)

    bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal

  6. cast, casting(noun)

    object formed by a mold

  7. cast, roll(noun)

    the act of throwing dice

  8. casting, cast(noun)

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

  9. hurl, cast(verb)

    a violent throw

  10. project, cast, contrive, throw(verb)

    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"

  11. cast(verb)


    "cast a vote"; "cast a ballot"

  12. cast(verb)

    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"

  13. hurl, hurtle, cast(verb)

    throw forcefully

  14. cast(verb)

    assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors

    "Who cast this beautiful movie?"

  15. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond(verb)

    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"

  16. cast, mold, mould(verb)

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

    "cast a bronze sculpture"

  17. shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop(verb)

    get rid of

    "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"

  18. draw, cast(verb)

    choose at random

    "draw a card"; "cast lots"

  19. frame, redact, cast, put, couch(verb)

    formulate in a particular style or language

    "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"

  20. vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up(verb)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. cast(verb)æst, kɑst

    to choose actors for parts

    She's casting a new movie.

  2. castæst, kɑst

    to throw a fishing net or line

    fishermen casting their nets

  3. castæst, kɑst

    to make people feel unsure about

    to cast doubt on the validity of the election

  4. castæst, kɑst

    to look in a particular direction

    I saw her casting a glance over her shoulder.

  5. castæst, kɑst

    to make easier to understand

    new theories which cast light on the beginning of the universe

  6. castæst, kɑst

    to cause light to shine on

    The sun cast its light across the waves.

  7. castæst, kɑst

    to make a situation less happy or exciting

    Political troubles cast a shadow over the celebrations.

  8. castæst, kɑst

    to cause a shadow to darken

    skyscrapers casting shadows on the buildings below

  9. castæst, kɑst

    to use magic to affect

    a witch casting spells

  10. castæst, kɑst

    to write down a person or idea you want to win the vote

    Millions of citizens cast their votes.

  11. cast(noun)æst, kɑst

    actors in a movie, TV show, or play

    the cast of "Friends"

  12. castæst, kɑst

    a hard protective covering for a broken arm, leg, etc.

    with her arm in a cast


  1. cast(Noun)

    Visual appearance.

    Her features had a delicate cast to them.

  2. cast(Noun)

    An act of throwing.

    Her features had a delicate cast to them.

  3. cast(Noun)

    Something which has been thrown, dispersed etc.

  4. cast(Noun)

    The form of one's thoughts, mind etc.

  5. cast(Noun)

    An animal, especially a horse, that is unable to rise without assistance.

    The area near the stream was covered with little bubbly worm casts.

  6. cast(Noun)

    A small mass of earth "thrown off" or excreted by a worm.

    The area near the stream was covered with little bubbly worm casts.

  7. cast(Noun)

    The collective group of actors performing a play or production together. Contrasted with crew.

  8. cast(Noun)

    Animal and insect remains which have been regurgitated by a bird.

  9. cast(Noun)

    The casting procedure.

    The men got into position for the cast, two at the ladle, two with long rods, all with heavy clothing.

  10. cast(Noun)

    A group of crabs.

    The men got into position for the cast, two at the ladle, two with long rods, all with heavy clothing.

  11. cast(Noun)

    An object made in a mould.

    The cast would need a great deal of machining to become a recognizable finished part.

  12. cast(Noun)

    A supportive and immobilising device used to help mend broken bones.

    The doctor put a cast on the boyu2019s broken arm.

  13. cast(Noun)

    The mould used to make cast objects

    A plaster cast was made of his face.

  14. cast(Noun)

    A squint.

  15. cast(Verb)

    To open a circle in order to begin a spell or meeting of witches

  16. cast(Verb)

    To throw.

  17. cast(Verb)

    To direct (one's eyes, gaze etc.).

  18. cast(Verb)

    To throw forward (a fishing line, net etc.) into the sea.

  19. cast(Verb)

    To add up (a column of figures, accounts etc.); cross-cast refers to adding up a row of figures.

  20. cast(Verb)

    To calculate the astrological value of (a horoscope, birth etc.).

  21. cast(Verb)

    To perform, bring forth (a magical spell or enchantment).

  22. cast(Verb)

    To throw (light etc.) on or upon something, or in a given direction.

  23. cast(Verb)

    To plan, intend (to do something).

  24. cast(Verb)

    To remove, take off (clothes).

  25. cast(Verb)

    Specifically, to throw down or aside.

  26. cast(Verb)

    To throw off (the skin) as a process of growth; to shed the hair or fur of the coat.

  27. cast(Verb)

    To give birth to (a child) prematurely; to miscarry.

  28. cast(Verb)

    To shape (molten metal etc.) by pouring into a mould; to make (an object) in such a way.

  29. cast(Verb)

    To twist or warp (of fabric, timber etc.).

  30. cast(Verb)

    To assign a role in a play or performance.

    The director cast the part carefully.

  31. cast(Verb)

    To bring the bows of a sailing ship on to the required tack just as the anchor is weighed by use of the headsail; to bring (a ship) round.

  32. cast(Verb)

    To deposit (a ballot or voting paper); to formally register (one's vote).

  33. cast(Verb)

    To change a variable type from, for example, integer to real, or integer to text.

    Casting is generally an indication of bad design.

  34. cast(Verb)

    Of dogs, hunters: to spread out and search for a scent.

  35. cast(Verb)

    To heave the lead and line in order to ascertain the depth of water.

  36. cast(Verb)

    To set (a bone etc.) in a cast.

  37. Origin: From casten, from kasta, from kastōnan, of unknown origin. Cognate with cast, kaste, kasta, kasta. It displaced native warp; and has in literal senses itself been generally displaced by throw.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cast

    of Cast

  2. Cast(verb)

    to send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel

  3. Cast(verb)

    to direct or turn, as the eyes

  4. Cast(verb)

    to drop; to deposit; as, to cast a ballot

  5. Cast(verb)

    to throw down, as in wrestling

  6. Cast(verb)

    to throw up, as a mound, or rampart

  7. Cast(verb)

    to throw off; to eject; to shed; to lose

  8. Cast(verb)

    to bring forth prematurely; to slink

  9. Cast(verb)

    to throw out or emit; to exhale

  10. Cast(verb)

    to cause to fall; to shed; to reflect; to throw; as, to cast a ray upon a screen; to cast light upon a subject

  11. Cast(verb)

    to impose; to bestow; to rest

  12. Cast(verb)

    to dismiss; to discard; to cashier

  13. Cast(verb)

    to compute; to reckon; to calculate; as, to cast a horoscope

  14. Cast(verb)

    to contrive; to plan

  15. Cast(verb)

    to defeat in a lawsuit; to decide against; to convict; as, to be cast in damages

  16. Cast(verb)

    to turn (the balance or scale); to overbalance; hence, to make preponderate; to decide; as, a casting voice

  17. Cast(verb)

    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

  18. Cast(verb)

    to stereotype or electrotype

  19. Cast(verb)

    to fix, distribute, or allot, as the parts of a play among actors; also to assign (an actor) for a part

  20. Cast(verb)

    to throw, as a line in angling, esp, with a fly hook

  21. Cast(verb)

    to turn the head of a vessel around from the wind in getting under weigh

  22. Cast(verb)

    to consider; to turn or revolve in the mind; to plan; as, to cast about for reasons

  23. Cast(verb)

    to calculate; to compute

  24. Cast(verb)

    to receive form or shape in a mold

  25. Cast(verb)

    to warp; to become twisted out of shape

  26. Cast(verb)

    to vomit

  27. Cast

    3d pres. of Cast, for Casteth

  28. Cast(noun)

    the act of casting or throwing; a throw

  29. Cast(noun)

    the thing thrown

  30. Cast(noun)

    the distance to which a thing is or can be thrown

  31. Cast(noun)

    a throw of dice; hence, a chance or venture

  32. Cast(noun)

    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

  33. Cast(noun)

    the act of casting in a mold

  34. Cast(noun)

    an impression or mold, taken from a thing or person; amold; a pattern

  35. Cast(noun)

    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

  36. Cast(noun)

    form; appearence; mien; air; style; as, a peculiar cast of countenance

  37. Cast(noun)

    a tendency to any color; a tinge; a shade

  38. Cast(noun)

    a chance, opportunity, privilege, or advantage; specifically, an opportunity of riding; a lift

  39. Cast(noun)

    the assignment of parts in a play to the actors

  40. Cast(noun)

    a flight or a couple or set of hawks let go at one time from the hand

  41. Cast(noun)

    a stoke, touch, or trick

  42. Cast(noun)

    a motion or turn, as of the eye; direction; look; glance; squint

  43. Cast(noun)

    a tube or funnel for conveying metal into a mold

  44. Cast(noun)

    four; that is, as many as are thrown into a vessel at once in counting herrings, etc; a warp

  45. Cast(noun)

    contrivance; plot, design


  1. Cast

    Cast are an English rock band from Liverpool, formed in 1992 by John Power and Peter Wilkinson after Power left The La's and Wilkinson's former band Shack had split. Following early line-ups with different guitarists and drummers, Liam "Skin" Tyson and Keith O'Neill joined Cast in 1993. Emerging from the Britpop movement of the mid-1990s, Cast signed to Polydor Records and their debut album All Change became the highest selling album for the label. Further commercial success continued with the albums Mother Nature Calls and Magic Hour, however the band's fourth album Beetroot was far less successful which led to the band's split soon after. Cast reunited for a UK tour in November 2010. Their 2012 album Troubled Times received mixed reviews and was not a commercial success. Noel Gallagher of Oasis described watching the band live as being like a "religious experience". It has been suggested that the name "Cast" was taken from the final word on The La's eponymous album, John Power has since confirmed this to be true, stating that he avoided answering this question for some time.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Cast' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3303

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Cast' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4832

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Cast' in Nouns Frequency: #2829

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Cast' in Verbs Frequency: #503

Anagrams of Cast

  1. acts, Acts, cats, Cats, scat, TACS, TCAs, TCAS, TSCA

Translations for Cast

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a throw

At his third cast he caught a fish.

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