HyperDic: cast

English > 20 senses of the word cast:
VERBcreationcast, project, contrive, throwput or send forth
possessioncastdeposit
creationcastselect to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet
contactcast, hurl, hurtlethrow forcefully
socialcastassign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors
motioncast, roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabondmove about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
creationcast, mold, mouldform by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
contactcast, shed, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, dropget rid of
competitioncast, drawchoose at random
communicationcast, frame, redact, put, couchformulate in a particular style or language
bodycast, vomit, vomit up, purge, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw upeject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
NOUNgroupcast, cast of characters, dramatis personaethe actors in a play
artifactcast, mold, mouldcontainer into which liquid / liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
shapecast, mold, mould, stampthe distinctive form in which a thing is made
attributecast, form, shapethe visual appearance of something or someone
artifactcast, plaster cast, plaster bandagebandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal
artifactcast, castingobject formed by a mold
actcast, rollthe act of throwing dice
actcast, castingthe act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel
actcast, hurla violent throw
cast > pronunciation
Soundskae'st
Rhymesaghast ... vast: 42 rhymes with aest...
English > cast: 20 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningThe actors in a play.
Synonymscast of characters, dramatis personae
Member ofcompany, troupeOrganization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)
Narrowerensemble, supporting playersA cast other than the principals
Broadergathering, assemblageA group of persons together in one place
Spanishreparto
Catalanrepartiment
Verbscastselect to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet
castassign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors
English > cast: 20 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningcontainer into which liquid / liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens.
Synonymsmold, mould
NarrowerformA mold for setting concrete
matrixmold used in the production of phonograph records, type, or other relief surface
pig bed, pigmold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast
sandboxmold consisting of a box with sand shaped to mold metal
BroadercontainerAny object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
Spanishmolde, vaciado
Catalanmatriu, motle, motlle
English > cast: 20 senses > noun 3, shape
MeaningThe distinctive form in which a thing is made.
Example"pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
Synonymsmold, mould, stamp
BroadersolidA three-dimensional shape
Spanishmolde
Catalanmotlle
Verbscastformulate in a particular style or language
English > cast: 20 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe visual appearance of something or someone.
Example"the delicate cast of his features"
Synonymsform, shape
Broaderappearance, visual aspectoutward or visible aspect of a person or thing
Spanishapariencia, aspecto, facciones, fisonomía, forma
Catalanfaccions, fisonomia
English > cast: 20 senses > noun 5, artifact
Meaningbandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal.
Synonymsplaster cast, plaster bandage
Broaderbandage, patchA piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body
Spanishescayola
Catalanguix
English > cast: 20 senses > noun 6, artifact
Meaningobject formed by a mold.
Synonymcasting
Narrowerdeath maskA cast taken from the face of a dead person
engine block, cylinder block, blockA metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine
life maskA cast taken from the face of a living person
BroadercopyA thing made to be similar or identical to another thing
Verbscastform by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
English > cast: 20 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe act of throwing dice.
Synonymroll
Part ofcrapsA gambling game played with two dice
Narrowernatural(craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake
BroaderthrowCasting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly
Verbscastchoose at random
English > cast: 20 senses > noun 8, act
MeaningThe act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel.
Synonymcasting
Narrowerbait castingThe single-handed rod casting of a relatively heavy (artificial) bait
fly castingcasting an artificial fly as a lure
overcastA cast that falls beyond the intended spot
surf casting, surf fishingcasting (artificial) bait far out into the ocean (up to 200 yards) with the waves breaking around you
Broaderfishing, sportfishingThe act of someone who fishes as a diversion
Catalanllançament
English > cast: 20 senses > noun 9, act
MeaningA violent throw.
Synonymhurl
BroaderthrowThe act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
Verbscastthrow forcefully
castput or send forth
English > cast: 20 senses > verb 1, creation
Meaningput or send forth.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "cast a spell"
  • "cast a warm light"
Synonymsproject, contrive, throw
NarrowershootSend forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly
Broadersend, directCause to go somewhere
Spanishproyectar
Catalanprojectar
Nounscasta violent throw
English > cast: 20 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningDeposit.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Examples
  • "cast a vote"
  • "cast a ballot"
Broadergiveconvey or reveal information
Spanishechar, emitir
English > cast: 20 senses > verb 3, creation
Meaningselect to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona"
Categoryperforming artsarts or skills that require public performance
Entailsfilmrecord in film
perform, execute, docarry out or perform an action
stage, present, representPerform (a play) , especially on a stage
Narrowermiscastcast an actor, singer, or dancer in an unsuitable role
recastcast again, in a different role
typecastcast repeatedly in the same kind of role
Broaderdelegate, designate, depute, assignGive an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
Similar tocastAssign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors
Spanishelegir, escoger
Catalanelegir, escollir, triar
Nounscastthe actors in a play
English > cast: 20 senses > verb 4, contact
MeaningThrow forcefully.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThey cast the object in the water
Synonymshurl, hurtle
NarrowerbowlHurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the batsman at the other end
crash, dashhurl or thrust violently
precipitatehurl or throw violently
sling, catapulthurl as if with a sling
BroaderthrowPropel through the air
See alsocast anchorsecure a vessel with an anchor
Spanisharrojar, lanzar, proyectar
Catalanllençar
Nounscasta violent throw
castingthe act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel
English > cast: 20 senses > verb 5, social
MeaningAssign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelSam and Sue cast the movie
Example"Who cast this beautiful movie?"
Broaderdelegate, designate, depute, assignGive an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)
Similar tocastselect to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet
Spanishelenco
Nounscastthe actors in a play
castingthe choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie
English > cast: 20 senses > verb 6, motion
MeaningMove about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment.
PatternSomebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsroll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond
Narrowergallivant, gad, jazz aroundwander aimlessly in search of pleasure
maunderwander aimlessly
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Similar tostray, err, driftwander from a direct course or at random
wanderGo via an indirect route or at no set pace
Spanishcaminar, deambular, errar, girar, rondar, vagabundear, vagar
Catalancaminar, deambular, girar, rondar, vagabundejar, vagarejar, vagar
English > cast: 20 senses > verb 7, creation
Meaningform by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelDid he cast his major works over a short period of time?
Example"cast a bronze sculpture"
Synonymsmold, mould
Narrowerpress, press outPress from a plastic
recast, remold, remouldcast again
sand castpour molten metal into a mold / mold of sand
Broadershape, form, work, mold, mould, forgemake something, usually for a specific function
Spanishmoldear
Catalanfondre, modelar
Nounscast, castingobject formed by a mold
castera worker who casts molten metal into finished products
castingthe act of creating something by casting it in a mold
English > cast: 20 senses > verb 8, contact
MeaningGet rid of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsshed, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop
Narrowerabsciseshed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue
autotomize, autotomiseCause a body part to undergo autotomy
exfoliatecast off in scales, laminae, or splinters
shed, molt, exuviate, moult, sloughcast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanisharrojar, dejar caer, despojarse, librarse de, mudar, quitarse de encima, quitarse, sacudirse algo, tirar, vaciar
Catalandesfer-se de, mudar de, treure's
English > cast: 20 senses > verb 9, competition
Meaningchoose at random.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example "cast lots"
Synonymdraw
Broadermove, goHave a turn
Spanishechar, sacar
Nounscastthe act of throwing dice
English > cast: 20 senses > verb 10, communication
Meaningformulate in a particular style or language.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Example "She cast her request in very polite language"
Synonymsframe, redact, put, couch
Broadergive voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulateput into words or an expression
Spanishredactar
Nounscastthe distinctive form in which a thing is made
English > cast: 20 senses > verb 11, body
MeaningEject the contents of the stomach through the mouth.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsvomit, vomit up, purge, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up
Broaderexcrete, egest, eliminate, passEliminate from the body
Oppositekeep downmanage not to throw up
Spanisharrojar, devolver, vomitar, vómito
Catalanperbocar, regurgitar, vomitar

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