What does cast off mean?

Definitions for cast off

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cast-off(a), discarded, throwaway(a), thrown-away(a)(verb)

    thrown away

    "wearing someone's cast-off clothes"; "throwaway children living on the streets"; "salvaged some thrown-away furniture"

  2. 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"

  3. cast off(verb)

    make the last row of stitches when knitting


  1. cast off(Verb)

    To discard or reject something.

  2. cast off(Verb)

    To let go (a cable or rope securing a vessel to a buoy, wharf etc) so that the vessel may make way.

  3. cast off(Verb)

    To finish the last row of knitted stitches and remove them securely from the needle.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cast off in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cast off in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Nelson Mandela:

    For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.

  2. Alexis Arquette:

    I'd like companies to start making sure that they hire more trans people, the way it is right now, a lot of trans women are really kind of cast off to the side.

  3. Harriet Beecher Stowe:

    Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserved; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room, from which we go forth to more careful and guarded intercourse, leaving behind us much debris of cast-off and everyday clothing.

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