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Verb: cast (cast)  kãst
  1. Put or send forth
    "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light";
    - project, contrive, throw
  2. Deposit
    "cast a vote"; "cast a ballot"
  3. (performing arts) 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"
  4. Throw forcefully
    - hurl, hurtle
  5. Assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors
    "Who cast this beautiful movie?"
  6. Move about aimlessly or without any fixed destination
    "They cast from town to town";
    - roll, wander, swan [informal], stray, tramp, roam, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond [archaic]
  7. Form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mould
    "cast a bronze sculpture";
    - mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn]
  8. To remove
    "he cast his image as a pushy boss";
    - shed, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop, lose
  9. Choose at random
    "cast lots";
    - draw
  10. Formulate in a particular style or language
    "She cast her request in very polite language";
    - frame, redact, put, couch
Noun: cast  kãst
  1. The actors in a play
    - cast of characters, dramatis personae
  2. Container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    - mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn]
  3. The distinctive form in which a thing is made
    "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region";
    - mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], stamp
  4. The visual appearance of something or someone
    "the delicate cast of his features";
    - form, shape
  5. Bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal
    - plaster cast, plaster bandage
  6. Object formed by a mould
    - casting
  7. The act of throwing dice
    - roll
  8. The act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel
    - casting
  9. A violent throw
    - hurl

Sounds like: caste, karst

Derived forms: casts, cast, casting

Type of: appearance, articulate, assemblage, assign, bandage, container, copy, delegate, depute, designate, direct, fishing, forge, form, formulate, gathering, give, give voice, go, locomote, mold [N. Amer], mould [Brit, Cdn], move, patch, phrase, remove, send, shape, solid, sportfishing, take, take away, throw, travel, visual aspect, wing, withdraw, word, work

Part of: company, craps, troupe

Encyclopedia: Cast, Finistère