cast

cast
[c]/kast / (say kahst)

verb (cast, casting)
verb (t)
1. to throw; fling; hurl (away, off, out, etc.)
2. to throw off or away.
3. to direct (the eye, a glance, etc.)
4. to cause (light, etc.) to fall upon something or in a certain direction.
5. to throw out (a fishing line, anchor, etc.).
6. to throw down; throw (an animal) on its back or side.
7. to part with; lose.
8. to shed or drop (hair, fruit, etc.), especially prematurely.
9. to bring forth (young), especially abortively.
10. to send off (a swarm), as bees do.
11. to throw forth, as from within; emit or eject; vomit.
12. to throw up (earth, etc.), as with a shovel.
13. to put or place, especially hastily or forcibly.
14. to deposit (a vote, etc.)
15. Theatre
a. to allot parts of (a play) to actors.
b. to select (actors) for a play.
16. Metallurgy to form (molten metal, etc.) into a particular shape by pouring into a mould; to produce (an object or article) by such a process.
17. to compute or calculate; add, as a column of figures.
18. to compute or calculate astrologically, as a horoscope; forecast.
19. to ponder or consider; contrive, devise, or plan.
20. to turn or twist; warp.
21. Nautical to bring (a boat) round.
22. Nautical to let go or let (loose, off, etc.) as a vessel from a mooring.
verb (i)
23. to calculate or add.
24. Obsolete to conjecture; forecast.
25. to warp, as timber.
26. Nautical to turn, especially to get the boat's head away from the wind; tack.
27. of a sheepdog, to make a wide sweep to get around sheep without disturbing them.
noun
28. the act of casting or throwing.
29. Archery the distance a bow can shoot.
30. the distance to which a thing may be cast or thrown.
31. Games
a. a throw of dice.
b. the number rolled.
32. Angling
a. the act of throwing the line or net on the water.
b. a line so thrown.
c. the leader, with flies attached.
33. Hunting a dispersal of the hounds in all directions to recapture a scent.
34. a secondary swarm of bees, etc.
35. the sweep a sheepdog makes when rounding up sheep, the first stage of a sheepdog trial.
36. a stroke of fortune; fortune or lot.
37. the form in which something is made or written; arrangement.
38. Theatre the actors to whom the parts in a play are assigned.
39. Metallurgy
a. the act of casting or founding.
b. the quantity of metal cast at one time.
40. something shaped in a mould while in a fluid or plastic state; a casting.
41. any impression or mould made from an object.
42. Medicine a rigid surgical dressing usually made of plaster-of-Paris bandage.
43. a reproduction or copy, as a plaster model, made in a mould.
44. outward form; appearance.
45. sort; kind; style.
46. tendency; inclination.
47. a permanent twist or turn, especially a squint: to have a cast in one's eye.
48. a warp.
49. a slight tinge of some colour; hue; shade.
50. a dash or trace; a small amount.
51. computation; calculation; addition.
52. a conjecture; forecast.
53. Zoology one of the wormlike coils of sand passed by the lugworm or other worms.
54. Geology a fossil showing only surface features of an organism.
55. Ornithology a mass of feathers, furs, bones, or other indigestible matters ejected from the stomach by a hawk or other birds.
56. Pathology effused plastic matter produced in the hollow parts of various diseased organs.
57. Nautical a sounding.
adjective
58. discarded; lost: the cast shoe of a horse.
59. (of a sheep) fallen, and unable to rise.
60. moulded; having a certain shape.
61. Theatre (of a production) having all actors selected.
62. NZ Colloquial drunk.
phrase
63. be cast down, to be disappointed or discouraged.
64. cast about,
a. to search this way and that, as for the scent in hunting: to cast about to find the way.
b. (sometimes followed by for) to make a mental effort, as in search for an excuse.
c. (sometimes followed by for) to scheme.
65. cast a vote, to vote (def. 9).
66. cast away,
a. to reject.
b. to shipwreck.
67. cast back,
a. to refer to something past.
b. to show resemblance to a remote ancestor.
68. cast down, to depress; discourage.
69. cast for age, (of sheep, etc.) culled from the flock or herd because of poor condition due to age.
70. cast (in) one's lot with, to join forces with whatever the outcome; side with.
71. cast off,
a. to let (a vessel) loose from a mooring.
b. to discard or reject.
c. to let go.
d. Printing to estimate the amount of space necessary for a piece of copy when printed.
e. Knitting to make the final row of stitches.
72. cast on, Knitting to make the initial row of stitches.
73. cast out,
a. to throw or set aside; discard or reject; dismiss or disband.
b. to throw out a fishing line or the like.
74. cast up,
a. to compute; calculate.
b. to turn up.
{Middle English casten, from Old Norse kasta throw}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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