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  Definition of cast
  1. a violent throw
  2. the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel
  3. the act of throwing dice
  4. object formed by a mold
  5. bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal
  6. container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
  7. the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"
  8. the actors in a play
  9. the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
  10. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
  11. formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn''t put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
  12. choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots"
  13. throw forcefully
  14. get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
  15. put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"
  16. form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture"
  17. 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"
  18. move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "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 ro
  19. deposit; "cast a vote"; "cast a ballot"
  20. assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors; "Who cast this beautiful movie?"
  21. (of molten metal or glass) formed by pouring or pressing into a mold
Similar Words: hurl, casting, roll, plaster cast, plaster bandage, mold, mould, form, shape, cast of characters, dramatis personae, stamp, vomit, vomit up, purge, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up, frame, redact, put, couch, draw, hurtle, shed, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop, project, contrive, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond


See Also: anchor, cast anchor, drop anchor


Hyponyms: bait casting, fly casting, overcast, surf casting, surf fishing, natural, death mask, engine block, cylinder block, block, life mask, form, matrix, pig bed, pig, sandbox, ensemble, supporting players, crash, dash, precipitate, sling, catapult, shed, molt, exuviate, moult, slough, abscise, exfoliate, autotomize, autotomise, shoot, press, press out, recast, remold, remould, sand cast, miscast, typecast, maunder, gallivant, gad, jazz around


Grouped Verbs: stray, err, drift, wander


Entailments: film, stage, present, represent, perform, execute, do


Member Meronyms: company, troupe


Derivational Morphology: project, contrive, throw, hurl, hurtle, lunge, thrust, draw, mold, mould, model, shape, form, work, forge, stamp, frame, redact, put, couch, vomit, vomiting, emesis, regurgitation, disgorgement, puking, vomiter, spewer, vomitus, puke, heave, retch, sick, emetic, vomitive, nauseant, redaction, framework, framing, roll, lot, lottery, drawing, casting, pitcher, hurler, twirler, molding, moulding, modeling, clay sculpture, caster, cast of characters, dramatis personae, vagrant, drifter, floater, vagabond, wandering, roving, vagabondage, drifting, amble, promenade, ramble, saunter, stroll, perambulation, rambler, wanderer, roamer, rover, bird of passage, hiker, tramp, tramper, alley cat, stray, straggler, strayer


Anagrams: scat, Acts


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