Definition of cast

  1. cast Verb To throw.
  2. cast Verb To direct (one's eyes, gaze etc.).
  3. cast Verb To throw forward (a fishing line, net etc.) into the sea.
  4. cast Verb To add up a column of figures; cross-cast refers to adding up a row of figures.
  5. cast Verb To calculate the astrological value of (a horoscope, birth etc.).
  6. cast Verb To perform, bring forth (a magical spell or enchantment).
  7. cast Verb To throw (light etc.) on or upon something, or in a given direction.
  8. cast Verb To plan, intend (to do something).
  9. cast Verb To remove, take off (clothes).
  10. cast Verb Specifically, to throw down or aside.
  11. cast Verb To throw off (the skin) as a process of growth; to shed the hair or fur of the coat.
  12. cast Verb To give birth to prematurely; to miscarry.
  13. cast Verb To shape (molten metal etc.) by pouring into a mould; to make (an object) in such a way.
  14. cast Verb To twist or warp (of fabric, timber etc.).
  15. cast Verb To assign a role in a play or performance.
  16. 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.
  17. cast Verb To deposit (a ballot or voting paper); to formally register (one's vote).
  18. cast Verb To change a variable type from, for example, integer to real, or integer to text.
  19. cast Verb Of dogs, hunters: to spread out and search for a scent.
  20. cast Verb To heave the lead and line in order to ascertain the depth of water.
  21. cast Verb To set (a bone etc.) in a cast.
  22. cast Noun An act of throwing.
  23. cast Noun Something which has been thrown, dispersed etc.
  24. cast Noun A small mass of earth "thrown off" or excreted by a worm.
  25. cast Noun The collective group of actors performing a play or production together. Contrasted with crew.
  26. cast Noun The casting procedure.
  27. cast Noun An object made in a mould.
  28. cast Noun A supportive and immobilising device used to help mend broken bones.
  29. cast Noun The mould used to make cast objects
  30. cast Noun A squint.
  31. cast Noun Visual appearance.
  32. cast Noun The form of one's thoughts, mind etc.
  33. cast Noun An animal, especially a horse, that is unable to rise without assistance.
  34. cast Noun Animal and insect remains which have been regurgitated by a bird.
  35. cast Noun A group of crabs.
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