1. [ verb ] put or send forth
Synonyms: throw contrive project

"She threw the flashlight beam into the corner" "The setting sun threw long shadows" "cast a spell" "cast a warm light"

Related terms: send shoot hurl
2. [ noun ] (theater) the actors in a play
Synonyms: dramatis_personae cast_of_characters
Related terms: gathering ensemble company
3. [ verb ] deposit

"cast a vote" "cast a ballot"

Related terms: give
4. [ verb ] (theater) 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"

Related terms: delegate recast miscast typecast performing_arts perform stage film
5. [ noun ] container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
Synonyms: mold mould
Related terms: container pig_bed matrix sandbox form
6. [ verb ] throw forcefully
Synonyms: hurl hurtle
Related terms: throw sling crash precipitate anchor pitcher hurl
7. [ adjective ] (of molten metal or glass) formed by pouring or pressing into a mold
Related terms: formed
8. [ verb ] form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
Synonyms: mould mold

"cast a bronze sculpture"

Related terms: shape sand_cast press recast molding mold mold caster
9. [ noun ] the distinctive form in which a thing is made
Synonyms: stamp mold

"pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"

Related terms: solid frame model stamp
10. [ noun ] object formed by a mold
Synonyms: casting
Related terms: copy life_mask engine_block death_mask
11. [ verb ] eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
Synonyms: vomit throw_up retch regorge regurgitate cat honk purge puke barf spew spue be_sick chuck upchuck disgorge sick vomit_up

"After drinking too much, the students vomited" "He purged continuously" "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"

Related terms: keep_down excrete gag vomit spewer heave vomit emetic
12. [ verb ] formulate in a particular style or language
Synonyms: put frame couch redact

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

Related terms: formulate
13. [ noun ] (medicine) bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal
Synonyms: plaster_cast plaster_bandage
Related terms: bandage dressing
14. [ noun ] (sport) the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel
Synonyms: casting
Related terms: fishing overcast bait_casting surf_casting fly_casting hurl
15. [ verb ] (games) choose at random
Synonyms: draw

"draw a card" "cast lots"

Related terms: move lottery
16. [ verb ] get rid of
Synonyms: throw shed throw_off shake_off cast_off drop throw_away

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

Related terms: remove autotomize exfoliate abscise shed
17. [ verb ] move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
Synonyms: wander roam drift stray rove range vagabond roll ramble tramp swan

"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"

Related terms: travel maunder gallivant stray wander straggler wanderer alley_cat wandering rambler vagabond drifting hiker
18. [ noun ] the visual appearance of something or someone
Synonyms: form shape

"the delicate cast of his features"

Related terms: appearance shape
19. [ verb ] assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors

"Who cast this beautiful movie?"

Related terms: delegate
20. [ noun ] (games) the act of throwing dice
Synonyms: roll
Related terms: throw natural craps
21. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 25738
22. [ noun ] a violent throw
Synonyms: hurl
Related terms: throw project hurl
Similar spelling:   Casto