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parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: casts, casting, cast
definition 1: to throw or fling.
The children cast their pennies into the wishing well.
fling, pitch, throw
similar words:
chuck, heave, hurl, shy, sling, toss
definition 2: to direct (one's eyes, or a look or glance).
She cast a look of deep suspicion at him.As soon as the director cast his eyes upon the child, he knew she was right for the part.
address, direct
similar words:
communicate, impart
definition 3: to cause to fall upon a person, object, or idea; shed.
The discussion cast new light on a familiar topic.
direct, shed, spread, throw
similar words:
bequeath, bestow, broadcast, disperse, disseminate, distribute, give, impart, scatter, sow, strew
definition 4: in fishing, to throw outward.
The fishermen cast their nets some miles from shore.He cast his line into the middle of the stream.
similar words:
fling, hurl, launch, propel, throw
definition 5: to choose (an actor) for a role in a play or film.
The director decided to cast an unknown actress in the lead role.He had hoped to be cast as the leading man, but they cast him as the villain.
choose, pick, select
similar words:
appoint, assign, designate
definition 6: to form into a hard object by pouring or setting material into a mold.
These statues were cast in bronze.
form, mold, shape
similar words:
model, sculpt, work
definition 7: to give formally (one's vote or ballot).
Don't forget to cast your vote on Tuesday.
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to throw, esp. a fishing line or net.
This new reel makes it so easy to cast.
similar words:
fly-cast, hurl, pitch, throw, toss
definition 2: to form a hard object by pouring or setting material into a mold.
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definition 3: to choose actors for a play or film.
The production company will begin casting for the film next week.
similar words:
choose, pick
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of throwing or casting.
You need to work on your cast if you want to catch these trout.
fling, pitch, throw, toss
similar words:
broadcasting, chuck, distribution, heave, hurl, sowing
definition 2: a mold in which an object is formed.
They poured the liquid gold into the cast.
form, mold
similar words:
casting, matrix, model, pattern, set, shape, stamp
definition 3: an object shaped by a mold; casting.
The orthodontist made a cast of her teeth.
casting, mold
similar words:
model, replica, reproduction, shape
definition 4: a thick, rigid covering for an injured limb or joint, usu. made of plaster and gauze.
They put a cast on her broken arm at the hospital.He had to wear a cast on his leg for two months.
similar words:
plaster, splint
definition 5: shade or hue.
The whole family has hair of a reddish cast.
hue, shade
similar words:
color, tinge, tint, tone
definition 6: tendency; inclination.
His father shows a conservative cast of mind.
disposition, inclination, leaning, tendency
similar words:
bent, predilection, proclivity, propensity, streak, turn
definition 7: outward appearance; presentation.
The candelabra gave the room a cast of elegance.
air, appearance, demeanor, look
similar words:
bearing, complexion, deportment, mien, mold, semblance, set, stamp
definition 8: a group of people acting in a play or film.
They were invited backstage to meet the cast after the play.
actors, dramatis personae, performers, players
similar words:
actresses, company, troupe
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