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Meaning of upcast

up•cast

Pronunciation: (up'kast", -käst"), [key]
— n., adj., v., -cast, -cast•ing.
—n.
  1. an act of casting upward.
  2. the state of being cast upward.
  3. something that is cast or thrown up, as soil or earth in digging.
  4. a shaft or passage up which air passes, as from a mine (opposed to downcast).
—adj.
  1. cast up; directed or thrown upward: The child looked at her father with upcast eyes.
—v.t.
  1. to cast up or upward.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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