Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

miscast

play
verb mis·cast \ˌmis-ˈkast\

Simple Definition of miscast

  • : to give (an actor) a role for which the actor is not suited

  • : to make bad choices in selecting actors for (something, such as a play or movie)

Full Definition of miscast

mis·castmis·cast·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cast in an unsuitable role <life had miscast her in the role of wife and mother — Edna Ferber>


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up miscast? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

spindrift pince-nez duvet kittly-benders
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ