Definition Of cast


(in country dancing) change one's position by moving a certain number of places in a certain direction along the outside of the line in which one is dancing.

Come back up to where you started and cast round one couple to progress.

a convoluted mass of earth or sand ejected onto the surface by a burrowing worm.

This is the yellow-faced blenny, often found in old tubeworm casts and even discarded shells.

a search made by a hound or pack of hounds over a wide area to find a trail.

It is always great impertinence in a huntsman to pretend to make a cast himself, before the hounds have made theirs.

a slight squint.

he had a cast in one eye

an act of throwing something forcefully.

he grabbed a spear for a third cast

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Example Of cast

  • a bell was cast for the church

  • A plaster mold was made when the body parts were to be cast in bronze metal because molten bronze would destroy a rubber mold.

  • Across the globe, attempts to cast off the shackles of capitalist oppression met similar fates.

  • An actor can be cast against type and pull out an astounding performance.

  • An albino displayed in Paris in 1744 at an exhibition cast such a spell over the public that even Voltaire wrote an extensive description of the case.

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