(noun, verb)


1. the actors in a play

Definition categories: group, assemblage, gathering

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

Similar word(s): mold, mould

Definition categories: man–made, container

3. the distinctive form in which a thing is made

- pottery of this cast was found throughout the region

Similar word(s): mold, mould, stamp

Definition categories: shape, solid

4. the visual appearance of something or someone

- the delicate cast of his features

Similar word(s): form, shape

Definition categories: attribute, appearance

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

Definition categories: man–made, bandage, patch

6. object formed by a mold

Similar word(s): casting

Definition categories: man–made, copy

7. the act of throwing dice

Similar word(s): roll

Definition categories: act, throw

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

Similar word(s): casting

Definition categories: act, fishing, sportfishing

9. a violent throw

Similar word(s): hurl

Definition categories: act, throw

Sentences with cast as a noun:

- The area near the stream was covered with little bubbly worm casts.

- He’s in the cast of Oliver.

- The cast was praised for a fine performance.

- The men got into position for the cast, two at the ladle, two with long rods, all with heavy clothing.

- The cast would need a great deal of machining to become a recognizable finished part.

- The doctor put a cast on the boy’s broken arm.

- A plaster cast was made of his face.

- Her features had a delicate cast to them.


1. put or send forth

- cast a spell

- cast a warm light

Similar word(s): contrive, project, throw

Definition categories: creation, direct, send

2. deposit

- cast a vote

- cast a ballot

Definition categories: possession, give

3. 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

Definition categories: creation, assign, delegate, depute, designate

4. throw forcefully

Similar word(s): hurl, hurtle

Definition categories: contact, throw

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

- Who cast this beautiful movie?

Definition categories: social, assign, delegate, depute, designate

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

Similar word(s): drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander

Definition categories: motion, go, locomote, move, travel

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

- cast a bronze sculpture

Similar word(s): mold, mould

Definition categories: creation, forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

8. get rid of

Similar word(s): drop, shed, throw

Definition categories: contact, remove, take, withdraw

9. choose at random

- cast lots

Similar word(s): draw

Definition categories: competition, go, move

10. formulate in a particular style or language

- She cast her request in very polite language

Similar word(s): couch, frame, put, redact

Definition categories: communication, articulate, formulate, phrase, word

11. eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

Similar word(s): barf, cat, chuck, disgorge, honk, puke, purge, regorge, regurgitate, retch, sick, spew, spue, upchuck, vomit

Definition categories: body, egest, eliminate, excrete, pass

Sentences with cast as a verb:

- The director cast the part carefully.

- The director cast John Smith as King Lear.

- to cast about for reasons

- to be cast in damages

- a casting voice

- Casting is generally an indication of bad design.