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Synonyms for cast

Synonyms for cast

to send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm

to move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something

to send out heat, light, or energy

to ascertain by mathematics

to combine (figures) to form a sum

cast about: to try to find something

cast out: to rid one's mind of

a disposition of the facial features that conveys meaning, feeling, or mood

a hollow device for shaping a fluid or plastic substance

the external outline of a thing

a class that is defined by the common attribute or attributes possessed by all its members

a shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation

Synonyms for cast

container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens

the distinctive form in which a thing is made

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the visual appearance of something or someone

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

object formed by a mold

the act of throwing dice


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the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel

a violent throw


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put or send forth


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select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet

assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors

move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment

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

choose at random


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formulate in a particular style or language

References in classic literature ?
Then they lay down and slept, for, like all who live by their own exertions, they were of a methodical cast of mind; and no one can work well without sleep.
The Bayonnaise cast her anchor before Vanikoro some months after the departure of the Astrolabe, but found no new document; but stated that the savages had respected the monument to La Perouse.
Then they began to pass around the dusky, piquant, Arlesian sausages, and lobsters in their dazzling red cuirasses, prawns of large size and brilliant color, the echinus with its prickly outside and dainty morsel within, the clovis, esteemed by the epicures of the South as more than rivalling the exquisite flavor of the oyster, -- all the delicacies, in fact, that are cast up by the wash of waters on the sandy beach, and styled by the grateful fishermen "fruits of the sea.
If now we were to try to penetrate to the soul of Quasimodo through that thick, hard rind; if we could sound the depths of that badly constructed organism; if it were granted to us to look with a torch behind those non-transparent organs to explore the shadowy interior of that opaque creature, to elucidate his obscure corners, his absurd no-thoroughfares, and suddenly to cast a vivid light upon the soul enchained at the extremity of that cave, we should, no doubt, find the unhappy Psyche in some poor, cramped, and ricketty attitude, like those prisoners beneath the Leads of Venice, who grew old bent double in a stone box which was both too low and too short for them.
Nay," said he, "the youth is right; if the other dieth, he dieth in the wrestling ring, where he took his chance, and was cast fairly enow.
The captain of the distressed vessel, at last heading the injunction, cast down his bucket, and it came up full of fresh, sparkling water from the mouth of the Amazon River.
The doctor cast a rapid glance upwards and silently shrugged his shoulders.
As it is evident that my people have advised me wrongly, I will not cast you three people into the dreadful Garden of the Clinging Vines; but your animals must be driven into the Black Pit in the mountain, for my subjects cannot bear to have them around.
The warriors had cast off their deck lashings and the officers were taking account of losses and damage when a weak cry was heard from oversides, attracting their attention to the man hanging in the cordage beneath the keel.
Captain Helding cast the dice; the top of the cask serving for a table.
So he cast his net into the river and soon drew it forth filled with fish.
So the Delegation was cast into the deepest dungeon beneath the moat, where it maintained a divided mind for many weeks, but finally reconciled its differences and asked to be taken before the New President.
But when Sir Bedivere drew Excalibur and saw the jewels of the hilt shine in the wintry moonlight, he could not find it in his heart to cast anything so beautiful and precious from him.
A shot of 108 inches in diameter, and twelve inches in thickness, would weigh, in cast-iron, 67,440 pounds; cast in aluminum, its weight will be reduced to 19,250 pounds.
Once on a time, Zarathustra also cast his fancy beyond man, like all backworldsmen.