cast on

verb
cast on; casting on; casts on

Definition of cast on

transitive verb

: to place (stitches) on a knitting needle for beginning or enlarging knitted work

First Known Use of cast on

1840, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cast on

Time Traveler for cast on

Time Traveler

The first known use of cast on was in 1840

See more words from the same year

Statistics for cast on

Cite this Entry

“Cast on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cast%20on. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on cast on

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with cast on

Comments on cast on

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

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt painting a young scholar and his tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

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

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!