Definition of 'cast'
- the actors in a play
Synonyms: cast of characters dramatis personae
- container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
Synonyms: mold mould
- the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
Synonyms: mold stamp
- the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"
Synonyms: form shape
- bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal
Synonyms: plaster cast plaster bandage
- 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; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"
Synonyms: project contrive throw
- deposit; "cast a vote"; "cast a ballot"
- 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"
- throw forcefully
Synonyms: hurl hurtle
- assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors; "Who cast this beautiful movie?"
- 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 rolled from town to town"
Synonyms: roll wander swan stray tramp roam ramble rove range drift vagabond
- form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture"
Synonyms: mold mould
- get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
Synonyms: shed cast off shake off throw throw off throw away drop
- choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots"
- formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
Synonyms: frame redact put couch
- 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"
Synonyms: vomit vomit up purge sick cat be sick disgorge regorge retch puke barf spew spue chuck upchuck honk regurgitate throw up
Antonyms: keep down
- (of molten metal or glass) formed by pouring or pressing into a mold