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casts

verb
present tense third-person singular of cast

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to throw or give off
  • spermaceti candles, made from whale oil, are known to cast an exceptionally bright light

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2 to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal
  • cast her eyes skyward for signs of the rescue plane

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3 to put (something) into proper and usually carefully worked out written form
  • carefully cast the letter of complaint as politely as possible

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4 to send through the air especially with a quick forward motion of the arm
  • cast a rock into the stream

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casts

noun
plural of cast

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1 a declaration that something will happen in the future
  • stock market analysts offered an optimistic cast for the coming year

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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

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3 an instance of looking especially briefly
  • a mischievous cast in his eye when we asked what our destination would be

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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

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5 the outward appearance of something as distinguished from its substance
  • the lovely cast of the baby's features

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“Casts.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/casts. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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