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Definition 1: the act of throwing dice - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for cast in the sense of this definition

(cast is a kind of ...) casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly

"he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"

(... is a kind of cast ) (craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake

(... is part of cast) a gambling game played with two dice; a first throw of 7 or 11 wins and a first throw of 2, 3, or 12 loses and a first throw of any other number must be repeated to win before a 7 is thrown, which loses the bet and the dice

Definition 2: the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for cast in the sense of this definition

(cast is a kind of ...) the act of someone who fishes as a diversion

(... is a kind of cast ) the single-handed rod casting of a relatively heavy (artificial) bait

(... is a kind of cast ) casting an artificial fly as a lure

(... is a kind of cast ) a cast that falls beyond the intended spot

(... is a kind of cast ) casting (artificial) bait far out into the ocean (up to 200 yards) with the waves breaking around you

Definition 3: a violent throw - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for cast in the sense of this definition

(cast is a kind of ...) the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)

"the catcher made a good throw to second base"

Definition 4: object formed by a mold - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cast in the sense of this definition

(cast is a kind of ...) a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing

"she made a copy of the designer dress" "the clone was a copy of its ancestor"

(... is a kind of cast ) a cast taken from the face of a dead person

(... is a kind of cast ) a metal casting containing the cylinders and cooling ducts of an engine

"the engine had to be replaced because the block was cracked"

(... is a kind of cast ) a cast taken from the face of a living person

Definition 5: bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cast in the sense of this definition

(cast is a kind of ...) a piece of soft material that covers and protects an injured part of the body

Definition 6: container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cast in the sense of this definition

(cast is a kind of ...) any 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)

(... is a kind of cast ) a mold for setting concrete

"they built elaborate forms for pouring the foundation"

(... is a kind of cast ) mold used in the production of phonograph records, type, or other relief surface

(... is a kind of cast ) mold consisting of a bed of sand in which pig iron is cast

(... is a kind of cast ) mold consisting of a box with sand shaped to mold metal

Definition 7: the visual appearance of something or someone - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where cast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the delicate cast of his features

Synonyms for cast in the sense of this definition

(cast is a kind of ...) outward or visible aspect of a person or thing

Definition 8: the actors in a play - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for cast in the sense of this definition

(cast is a kind of ...) a group of persons together in one place

(... is a kind of cast ) a cast other than the principals

(... is a member of cast) organization of performers and associated personnel (especially theatrical)

"the traveling company all stayed at the same hotel"

Definition 9: the distinctive form in which a thing is made - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where cast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pottery of this cast was found throughout the region

Synonyms for cast in the sense of this definition

(cast is a kind of ...) a three-dimensional shape

Definition 10: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth - [verb of body]

Samples where cast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for cast in the sense of this definition

(cast is a kind of ...) eliminate from the body

"Pass a kidney stone"

Definition 11: formulate in a particular style or language - [verb of communication]

Samples where cast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I wouldn't put it that way
  • She cast her request in very polite language

Synonyms for cast in the sense of this definition

(cast is a kind of ...) put into words or an expression

"He formulated his concerns to the board of trustees"

Definition 12: choose at random - [verb of competition]

Samples where cast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • draw a card
  • cast lots

Synonyms for cast in the sense of this definition

(cast is a kind of ...) have a turn; make one's move in a game

"Can I go now?"

Definition 13: throw forcefully - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for cast in the sense of this definition

(cast is a kind of ...) propel through the air

"throw a frisbee"

(... is a kind of cast ) hurl or thrust violently

"He dashed the plate against the wall" "Waves were dashing against the rock"

(... is a kind of cast ) hurl or throw violently

"The bridge broke and precipitated the train into the river below"

(... is a kind of cast ) hurl as if with a sling

(... is a kind of cast ) hurl a cricket ball from one end of the pitch towards the batsman at the other end

Definition 14: get rid of - [verb of contact]

Samples where cast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he shed his image as a pushy boss
  • shed your clothes

Synonyms for cast in the sense of this definition

(cast is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(... is a kind of cast ) cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers

"our dog sheds every Spring"

(... is a kind of cast ) shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue

(... is a kind of cast ) cast off in scales, laminae, or splinters

(... is a kind of cast ) cause a body part to undergo autotomy

Definition 15: form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold - [verb of creation]

Samples where cast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cast a bronze sculpture

Synonyms for cast in the sense of this definition

(cast is a kind of ...) make something, usually for a specific function

"She molded the rice balls carefully" "Form cylinders from the dough" "shape a figure" "Work the metal into a sword"

(... is a kind of cast ) press from a plastic

"press a record"

(... is a kind of cast ) cast again

"The bell cracked and had to be recast"

(... is a kind of cast ) pour molten metal into a mold of sand

Definition 16: select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet - [verb of creation]

Samples where cast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona

(cast is a kind of ...) give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

(... is a kind of cast ) cast again, in a different role

"He was recast as Iago"

(... is a kind of cast ) cast an actor, singer, or dancer in an unsuitable role

(... is a kind of cast ) cast repeatedly in the same kind of role

(cast implies ...) perform (a play), especially on a stage

"we are going to stage `Othello'"

(cast implies ...) record in film

"The coronation was filmed"

(cast implies ...) carry out or perform an action

"John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters" "the skater executed a triple pirouette" "she did a little dance"

(cast has a similar meaning as ...) assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors

"Who cast this beautiful movie?"

(cast belongs to category ...) arts or skills that require public performance

Definition 17: put or send forth - [verb of creation]

Samples where cast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She threw the flashlight beam into the corner
  • The setting sun threw long shadows
  • cast a spell
  • cast a warm light

Synonyms for cast in the sense of this definition

(cast is a kind of ...) cause to go somewhere

"The explosion sent the car flying in the air" "She sent her children to camp" "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"

(... is a kind of cast ) send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly

"shoot a glance"

Definition 18: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment - [verb of motion]

Samples where cast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for cast in the sense of this definition

(cast is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of cast ) wander aimlessly

(... is a kind of cast ) wander aimlessly in search of pleasure

(cast has a similar meaning as ...) wander from a direct course or at random

"The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her" "don't drift from the set course"

(cast has a similar meaning as ...) go via an indirect route or at no set pace

"After dinner, we wandered into town"

Definition 19: deposit - [verb of possession]

Samples where cast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cast a vote
  • cast a ballot

(cast is a kind of ...) convey or reveal information

"Give one's name"

Samples where cast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Who cast this beautiful movie?

(cast is a kind of ...) give an assignment to (a person) to a post, or assign a task to (a person)

(cast has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

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