Synonyms of cast


1. cast, cast of characters, dramatis personae, gathering, assemblage

usage: the actors in a play

2. mold, mould, cast, container

usage: container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens

3. cast, mold, mould, stamp, solid

usage: the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"

4. form, shape, cast, appearance, visual aspect

usage: the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"

5. cast, plaster cast, plaster bandage, bandage, patch

usage: bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal

6. cast, casting, copy

usage: object formed by a mold

7. cast, roll, throw

usage: the act of throwing dice

8. casting, cast, fishing, sportfishing

usage: the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel

9. hurl, cast, throw

usage: a violent throw


1. project, cast, contrive, throw, send, direct

usage: put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"

2. cast, give

usage: deposit; "cast a vote"; "cast a ballot"

3. cast, delegate, designate, depute, assign

usage: select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet; "He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona"

4. hurl, hurtle, cast, throw

usage: throw forcefully

5. cast, delegate, designate, depute, assign

usage: assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors; "Who cast this beautiful movie?"

6. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods"; "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the next"; "They rolled from town to town"

7. cast, mold, mould, shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge

usage: form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture"

8. shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop, remove, take, take away, withdraw

usage: get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"

9. draw, cast, move, go

usage: choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots"

10. frame, redact, cast, put, couch, give voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulate

usage: formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"

11. vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up, excrete, egest, eliminate, pass

usage: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"

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Definition and meaning of cast (Dictionary)