Definition of "cast" [cast]

  • To throw (something, especially something light): The angler cast the line. (verb-transitive)
  • To throw with force; hurl: waves that cast driftwood far up on the shore. See Synonyms at throw. (verb-transitive)
  • To shed; molt. (verb-transitive)
  • To throw forth; drop: cast anchor. (verb-transitive)
  • To throw on the ground, as in wrestling. (verb-transitive)

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Use "cast" in a sentence
  • "Thus, _to cast_ means _to throw_; but _to cast up_ an account, signifies _to compute_ it; therefore _up_ is a part of the verb."
  • "_ The vote was ordered to be cast, _and should have been cast_ in the negative."
  • "III. 1.93 (69,3) [His filth within being cast] To _cast_ a pond is to empty it of mud."