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English noun: cast

1. cast (group) the actors in a play


Synonymscast of characters, dramatis personae


Broader (hypernym)assemblage, gathering


Narrower (hyponym)ensemble, supporting players


Member meronymcompany, troupe

2. cast (artifact) container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens


Synonymsmold, mould


Broader (hypernym)container


Narrower (hyponym)form, matrix, pig, pig bed, sandbox

3. cast (shape) the distinctive form in which a thing is made


SamplesPottery of this cast was found throughout the region.


Synonymsmold, mould, stamp


Broader (hypernym)solid

4. cast (attribute) the visual appearance of something or someone


SamplesThe delicate cast of his features.


Synonymsform, shape


Broader (hypernym)appearance, visual aspect

5. cast (artifact) bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal


Synonymsplaster bandage, plaster cast


Broader (hypernym)bandage, patch

6. cast (artifact) object formed by a mold


Synonymscasting


Broader (hypernym)copy


Narrower (hyponym)block, cylinder block, death mask, engine block, life mask

7. cast (act) the act of throwing dice


Synonymsroll


Broader (hypernym)throw


Narrower (hyponym)natural


Part meronymcraps

8. cast (act) the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel


Synonymscasting


Broader (hypernym)fishing, sportfishing


Narrower (hyponym)bait casting, fly casting, overcast, surf casting, surf fishing

9. cast (act) a violent throw


Synonymshurl


Broader (hypernym)throw


English verb: cast

1. cast (creation) put or send forth


SamplesShe threw the flashlight beam into the corner.
The setting sun threw long shadows.
Cast a spell.
Cast a warm light.


Synonymscontrive, project, throw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)direct, send


Narrower (hyponym)shoot

2. cast (possession) deposit


SamplesCast a vote.
Cast a ballot.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)give

3. cast (creation) select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet


SamplesHe cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate


Narrower (hyponym)miscast, recast, typecast


Entaildo, execute, film, perform, present, represent, stage


Verb groupcast


Domain categoryperforming arts

4. cast (contact) throw forcefully


ExamplesThey cast the object in the water


Synonymshurl, hurtle


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)throw


Narrower (hyponym)bowl, catapult, crash, dash, precipitate, sling

5. cast (social) assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors


SamplesWho cast this beautiful movie?.


ExamplesSam and Sue cast the movie


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)assign, delegate, depute, designate


Verb groupcast

6. cast (motion) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment


SamplesThe 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.


Synonymsdrift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)gad, gallivant, jazz around, maunder


Verb groupdrift, err, stray, wander

7. cast (creation) form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold


SamplesCast a bronze sculpture.


ExamplesDid he cast his major works over a short period of time?


Synonymsmold, mould


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work


Narrower (hyponym)press, press out, recast, remold, remould, sand cast

8. cast (contact) get rid of


SamplesHe shed his image as a pushy boss.
Shed your clothes.


Synonymscast off, drop, shake off, shed, throw, throw away, throw off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw


Narrower (hyponym)abscise, autotomise, autotomize, exfoliate, exuviate, molt, moult, shed, slough

9. cast (competition) choose at random


SamplesDraw a card.
Cast lots.


Synonymsdraw


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, move

10. cast (communication) formulate in a particular style or language


SamplesI wouldn't put it that way.
She cast her request in very polite language.


Synonymscouch, frame, put, redact


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)articulate, formulate, give voice, phrase, word

11. cast (body) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth


SamplesAfter drinking too much, the students vomited.
He purged continuously.
The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night.


Synonymsbarf, be sick, cat, chuck, disgorge, honk, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, retch, sick, spew, spue, throw up, upchuck, vomit, vomit up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)egest, eliminate, excrete, pass


Antonymskeep down









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