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cast

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cast

  1. 1 a declaration that something will happen in the future <stock market analysts offered an optimistic cast for the coming year> Synonyms auguring, augury, bodement, prediction, forecast, forecasting, foretelling, predicting, presaging, prognosis, prognostic, prognosticating, prognostication, prophecy (also prophesy), soothsaying, vaticinationRelated Words foreboding, harbinger, omen, portent, prevision, prospectus, sign; anticipation, foreknowledge; foresight; conjecture, guess, surmise

  2. 2 a property that becomes apparent when light falls on an object and by which things that are identical in form can be distinguished <the walls had a slight yellowish cast> Synonyms color, hue, shade, tincture, tinge, tint, toneRelated Words overtone, undertone; primary color, secondary color, tertiary color; brightness, chroma, chromaticity, contrast, lightness, saturation, value; coloration, coloring, colorway, pigmentationNear Antonyms achromatism

  3. 3 an instance of looking especially briefly <a mischievous cast in his eye when we asked what our destination would be> Synonyms look, eye, gander, glance, glimpse, peek, peep, regard, sight, viewRelated Words gape, gaze, glare, leer, ogle, stare; side-glance; squinny, squint; coup d'oeil

  4. 4 facial appearance regarded as an indication of mood or feeling <his face took on a somewhat sad cast when we asked how his ill wife was faring> Synonyms look, countenance, expression, face, visageRelated Words frown, grimace, lower (also lour), mouth, pout, scowl; grin, smile; air, appearance, aspect, bearing, demeanor, manner, mien, presence

  5. 5 the outward appearance of something as distinguished from its substance <the lovely cast of the baby's features> Synonyms form, configuration, conformation, fashion, figure, geometry, shapeRelated Words contour, outline, profile, silhouette; frame, framework, shell, skeleton; arrangement, design, format, layout, makeup, organization, pattern, plan, setupNear Antonyms composition, material, matter, raw material, stuff, substance




cast

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of cast

  1. 1 to throw or give off <spermaceti candles, made from whale oil, are known to cast an exceptionally bright light> Synonyms emit, discharge, emanate, evolve, exhale, expel, expire [archaic], give out, irradiate, issue, radiate, release, send (out), shoot, throw out, ventRelated Words eliminate, evacuate, excrete, exude, ooze, secrete; eject, erupt, gush, jet, outpour, pour, spew, spout, spray, spurt, squirtNear Antonyms absorb, inhale, soak (up), sponge, suck (up), take up

  2. 2 to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal <cast her eyes skyward for signs of the rescue plane> Synonyms bend, aim, direct, head, hold, level, pinpoint, set, trainRelated Words sight; bear, face; concentrate, focus; incline, orient, steerNear Antonyms avert, curve, deflect, detour, divert, rechannel, shunt, sidetrack

  3. 3 to put (something) into proper and usually carefully worked out written form <carefully cast the letter of complaint as politely as possible> Synonyms compose, craft, draft, draw up, formulate, frame, prepareRelated Words fabricate, fashion, form, mold, sculpture, shape; couch, express, phrase, state, verbalize, word; author, indite, pen, write; conceive, concoct, devise; build, construct, make; assemble, compound, piece (together); redraft, reformulate, reframe

  4. 4 to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm <cast a rock into the stream> Synonyms throw, catapult, chuck, dash, fire, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, launch, lob, loft, peg, pelt, pitch, sling, tossRelated Words bowl, dart, flip, gun, hook, pass, roll, shoot; buck, eject, impel, precipitate, project, propel, rifle, thrust




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