What is the meaning of cast?


  • The actors in a play.
  • Container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens.
  • The distinctive form in which a thing is made.
    • usage: "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
  • The visual appearance of something or someone.
    • usage: "the delicate cast of his features"
  • Bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal.
  • Object formed by a mold.
  • The act of throwing dice.
  • The act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel.
  • A violent throw.


  • Put or send forth.
    • usage: "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"
  • Deposit.
    • usage: "cast a vote"; "cast a ballot"
  • Select to play, sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet.
    • usage: "He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona"
  • Throw forcefully.
  • Assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors.
    • usage: "Who cast this beautiful movie"
  • Move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment.
    • usage: "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"
  • Form by pouring (e. G., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold.
    • usage: "cast a bronze sculpture"
  • Get rid of.
    • usage: "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
  • Choose at random.
    • usage: "draw a card"; "cast lots"
  • Formulate in a particular style or language.
    • usage: "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
  • Eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth.
    • usage: "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
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APAWordNet. (2010). cast. Retrieved April 24, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/cast/definitions/1170307
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "cast" http://smartdefine.org/cast/definitions/1170307 (accessed April 24, 2019).
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MLAWordNet. "cast" 23 October 2010. Web. 24 April 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/cast/definitions/1170307>
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