"casts" in the noun sense
1. cast, cast of characters, dramatis personae
the actors in a play
2. mold, mould, cast
container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
3. cast, mold, mould, stamp
the distinctive form in which a thing is made
"pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
4. form, shape, cast
the visual appearance of something or someone
"the delicate cast of his features"
5. cast, plaster cast, plaster bandage
bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal
6. cast, casting
object formed by a mold
7. cast, roll
the act of throwing dice
8. casting, cast
the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel
9. hurl, cast
a violent throw
"casts" 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"
Source: WordNet® (An amazing lexical database of English)
Princeton University "About WordNet®."
WordNet®. Princeton University. 2010.
View WordNet® License