cast meaning

EN[kɑːst] [kast] [kæst] [-ɑːst] [-æst]
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    Definition of cast in English Dictionary

  • NounPLcasts
    1. An act of throwing.
      1. Something which has been thrown, dispersed etc.
        1. A small mass of earth "thrown off" or excreted by a worm.
          1. The area near the stream was covered with little bubbly worm casts.
        2. The collective group of actors performing a play or production together. Contrasted with crew.
          1. He’s in the cast of Oliver.
          2. The cast was praised for a fine performance.
        3. The casting procedure.
          1. The men got into position for the cast, two at the ladle, two with long rods, all with heavy clothing.
        4. An object made in a mould.
          1. The cast would need a great deal of machining to become a recognizable finished part.
        5. A supportive and immobilising device used to help mend broken bones.
          1. The doctor put a cast on the boy’s broken arm.
        6. The mould used to make cast objects.
          1. A plaster cast was made of his face.
        7. (hawking) The number of hawks (or occasionally other birds) cast off at one time; a pair.
          1. A squint.
            1. Visual appearance.
              1. Her features had a delicate cast to them.
            2. The form of one's thoughts, mind etc.
              1. An animal, especially a horse, that is unable to rise without assistance.
                1. Animal and insect remains which have been regurgitated by a bird.
                  1. A group of crabs.
                  2. VerbSGcastsPRcasting
                    1. (heading, physical) To move, or be moved, away.
                      1. Soupes dorye. — Take gode almaunde mylke [ …] caste þher-to Safroun an Salt [ …]
                      2. As Jesus walked by the see off Galile, he sawe two brethren: Simon which was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, castynge a neet into the see (for they were fisshers)  [ …] .
                      3. So she to Guyon offred it to tast; / Who taking it out of her tender hond, / The cup to ground did violently cast, / That all in peeces it was broken fond  [ …] .
                      4. when the serjeant saw me, he cast his coat and put it on me, and they carried me on their shoulders to a village where the wounded were and our surgeons  [ …] .
                      5. These verses [ …] make me ready to cast.
                      6. Thine enemies shall cast a trench [bank] about thee.
                      7. This [ …] casts a sulphureous smell.
                    2. To direct (one's eyes, gaze etc.).
                      1. To add up (a column of figures, accounts etc.); cross-cast refers to adding up a row of figures.
                        1. (heading, social) To predict, to decide, to plan.
                          1. he is [ …] a perfect astrologer, that can cast the rise and fall of others, and mark their errant motions to his own use.
                          2. "Fayre damesell, I thanke you hartely," seyde Sir Launcelot, "but truly," seyde he, "I caste me never to be wedded man."
                          3. The director cast the part carefully. ‎
                          4. The director cast John Smith as King Lear. ‎
                          5. to cast about for reasons ‎
                          6. The government I cast upon my brother.
                          7. to be cast in damages ‎
                          8. a casting voice ‎
                        2. To perform, bring forth (a magical spell or enchantment).
                          1. To throw (light etc.) on or upon something, or in a given direction.
                            1. (archaic) To give birth to (a child) prematurely; to miscarry.
                              1. To shape (molten metal etc.) by pouring into a mould; to make (an object) in such a way.
                                1. To twist or warp (of fabric, timber etc.).
                                  1. (nautical) 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.
                                    1. To deposit (a ballot or voting paper); to formally register (one's vote).
                                      1. (computing) To change a variable type from, for example, integer to real, or integer to text.
                                        1. Casting is generally an indication of bad design. ‎
                                      2. (hunting) Of dogs, hunters: to spread out and search for a scent.
                                        1. (medicine) To set (a bone etc.) in a cast.
                                          1. (Wicca) To open a circle in order to begin a spell or meeting of witches.
                                          2. More Examples
                                            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                                              • The light which the sun inholds and casts forth. ― Sit Walter Raleigh.
                                              • Are we not in fact dicivilizing ourselves as we decivilize them? Why is there no outcry? Is it because we have cast off the delusion of human sanctity?
                                              • se Palley, Unlikely Passages (1998) p. 39. We are anesthetized against most terrors of land. ... HydroPhobias begin on land long before casting off. But once at sea, fear quickly is lost.
                                            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                                              • Casting my eyes about, I beheld no living object; but was sensible of a very peculiar stirring far below me, amongst the whispering rushes of the pestilential swamp I had lately quitted.
                                            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                                              • If you hang about after the show, you can meet the cast.
                                              • If you hang around after the show, you can meet the cast.
                                              • I wonder how it would be to stand right in the beginning of the fast water, at the lip of the pool, and try a cross-handed cast.
                                          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                                            1. Nouns
                                              • Countable nouns
                                              • Verbs
                                                • Verb forms
                                                  • Irregular verb forms
                                                    • Irregular past participles
                                                      • Irregular simple past forms
                                                      • Participles
                                                        • Past participles
                                                        • Verb simple past forms
                                                          • Verb forms using redundant wikisyntax
                                                          • Transitive verbs
                                                            • Verbs by inflection type
                                                              • Irregular verbs
                                                                • Verbs with base form identical to past participle
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                                                          Meaning of cast for the defined word.

                                                          Grammatically, this word "cast" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form, a transitive verb and a verbs by inflection type.
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