"castes" in the noun sense
social status or position conferred by a system based on class
"lose caste by doing work beneath one's station"
Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus stratified according to ritual purity
a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth
in some social insects (such as ants) a physically distinct individual or group of individuals specialized to perform certain functions in the colony
"castes" in the verb sense
1. project, cast, contrive, throw
put or send forth
"She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"
"The setting sun threw long shadows"
"cast a spell"
"cast a warm light"
"cast a vote"
"cast a ballot"
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"
4. hurl, hurtle, cast
assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors
"Who cast this beautiful movie?"
6. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond
move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
"The gypsies roamed the woods"
"the wandering Jew"
"The cattle roam across the prairie"
"the laborers drift from one town to the next"
"They rolled from town to town"
7. cast, mold, mould
form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
"cast a bronze sculpture"
8. shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop
get rid of
"he shed his image as a pushy boss"
"shed your clothes"
9. draw, cast
choose at random
"draw a card"
10. frame, redact, cast, put, couch
formulate in a particular style or language
"I wouldn't put it that way"
"She cast her request in very polite language"
11. vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up
eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
"After drinking too much, the students vomited"
"He purged continuously"
"The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"
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