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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 of cast auguring, augury, bodement, prediction, forecast, forecasting, foretelling, predicting, presaging, prognosis, prognostic, prognosticating, prognostication, prophecy (also prophesy), soothsaying, vaticinationWords Related to cast 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 of cast color, hue, shade, tincture, tinge, tint, toneWords Related to cast overtone, undertone; primary color, secondary color, tertiary color; brightness, chroma, chromaticity, contrast, lightness, saturation, value; coloration, coloring, colorway, pigmentationNear Antonyms of cast achromatism

  3. 3 an instance of looking especially briefly a mischievous cast in his eye when we asked what our destination would be Synonyms of cast look, eye, gander, glance, glimpse, peek, peep, regard, sight, viewWords Related to cast 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 of cast look, countenance, expression, face, visageWords Related to cast 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 of cast form, configuration, conformation, fashion, figure, geometry, shapeWords Related to cast contour, outline, profile, silhouette; frame, framework, shell, skeleton; arrangement, design, format, layout, makeup, organization, pattern, plan, setupNear Antonyms of cast 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 of cast emit, discharge, emanate, evolve, exhale, expel, expire [archaic], give out, irradiate, issue, radiate, release, send (out), shoot, throw out, ventWords Related to cast eliminate, evacuate, excrete, exude, ooze, secrete; eject, erupt, gush, jet, outpour, pour, spew, spout, spray, spurt, squirtNear Antonyms of cast 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 of cast bend, aim, direct, head, hold, level, pinpoint, set, trainWords Related to cast sight; bear, face; concentrate, focus; incline, orient, steerNear Antonyms of cast 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 of cast compose, craft, draft, draw up, formulate, frame, prepareWords Related to cast 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 of cast throw, catapult, chuck, dash, fire, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, launch, lob, loft, peg, pelt, pitch, sling, tossWords Related to cast bowl, dart, flip, gun, hook, pass, roll, shoot; buck, eject, impel, precipitate, project, propel, rifle, thrust

Synonym Discussion of cast

discard, cast, shed, slough, scrap, junk mean to get rid of. discard implies the letting go or throwing away of something that has become useless or superfluous though often not intrinsically valueless.
    • discard old clothes
cast, especially when used with off, away, or out, implies a forceful rejection or repudiation.
    • cast off her friends
shed and slough imply a throwing off of something both useless and encumbering and often suggest a consequent renewal of vitality or luster.
    • shed a bad habit
    • finally sloughed off the depression
scrap and junk imply throwing away or breaking up as worthless in existent form.
    • scrap all the old ways
    • would junk our educational system


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