cast

cast
cast1
verb (past and past participle cast)
1》 throw forcefully in a specified direction.
    ↘throw so as to spread over an area.
2》 cause (light or shadow) to appear on a surface.
    ↘direct (one's eyes or thoughts) towards something.
    ↘cause to be associated with something: journalists cast doubt on this version of events.
3》 shed or discard (something).
4》 shape (metal or other material) by pouring it into a mould while molten.
    ↘arrange and present in a specified form or style.
5》 register (a vote).
6》 throw the hooked and baited end of (a fishing line) out into the water.
7》 cause (a magic spell) to take effect.
8》 calculate and record details of (a horoscope).
9》 Hunting let loose (hounds) on a scent.
    ↘search around for a scent.
noun
1》 an object made by casting metal or other material.
2》 (also plaster cast) a mould used to make such an object.
    ↘a bandage stiffened with plaster of Paris, moulded to support and protect a broken limb.
3》 an act of casting something.
    ↘Brit. the leader of a fishing line.
4》 form, appearance, or character: she had a somewhat masculine cast of countenance.
5》 a slight squint.
6》 short for worm cast.
7》 a pellet regurgitated by a hawk or owl.
8》 a wide sweep made by a dog or pack of hounds.
Phrasal verbs
cast about (or around or round) search far and wide.
be cast away be stranded after a shipwreck.
be cast down feel depressed.
cast off (or cast something off)
1》 Knitting take the stitches off the needle by looping each over the next to finish the edge.
2》 set a boat or ship free from her moorings.
3》 let loose a hunting hound or hawk.
4》 Printing estimate the space that will be taken in print by manuscript copy.
cast on (or cast something on) Knitting make the first row of a specified number of loops on the needle.
Derivatives
casting noun
Origin
ME: from ON kasta 'to cast or throw'.
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cast2
noun the actors taking part in a play or film.
verb (past and past participle cast) assign a part to (an actor).
↘allocate parts in (a play or film).
Origin
C17: a special use of cast1.

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