- cause (light or shadow) to appear on a surface；cause (uncertainty or disapproval) to be associated with something
- an object made by shaping molten metal or similar material in a mold；a mold used to make an object by casting
verb: cast, 3rd person present: casts, gerund or present participle: casting, past tense: cast, past participle: cast
noun: cast, plural noun: casts
- 1. cause (light or shadow) to appear on a surface the moon cast a pale light over the cottages running costs were already casting a shadow over the program 同義詞
- ▪ cause (uncertainty or disapproval) to be associated with something journalists cast doubt on the government's version of events I do not wish to cast aspersions on your honesty
- 2. register (a vote) residents turned out in record numbers to cast their votes 同義詞
- 3. throw (a net, or the hooked and baited end of (a fishing line) out into the water the fishermen cast a large net around a school of tuna
- ▪ let down (an anchor or sounding line).
- 4. literary throw (something) forcefully in a specified direction he cast the book down on to the chair angrily lemmings cast themselves off the cliff 同義詞
- ▪ direct (one's eyes or a look) at something she cast down her eyes she cast him a desperate glance 同義詞
- 5. shape (metal or other material) by pouring it into a mold while molten when hammered or cast, bronze could be made into tools 同義詞
- ▪ make (a molded object) by pouring metal or other material into a mold while molten a bell was cast for the church
- ▪ arrange and present in a specified form or style he issued statements cast in tones of reason
- 6. cause (a magic spell) to take effect the witch cast a spell on her to turn her into a beast the city casts a spell on the visitor
- 7. shed (skin or horns) in the process of growth the antlers are cast each year 同義詞
- ▪ (of a horse) lose (a shoe).
- 8. calculate and record details of (a horoscope) you can look at the star chart cast at somebody's birth 同義詞
- 9. (in country dancing) change one's position by moving a certain number of places in a certain direction along the outside of the line in which one is dancing cross the set and cast down one place
- 10. (of a dog) search in different directions for a lost scent the dog cast furiously for the vanished rabbit
- ▪ let loose (hounds) on a scent casting the hounds into cover, we stood and listened
- 1. an object made by shaping molten metal or similar material in a mold bronze casts of the sculpture
- ▪ a mold used to make an object by casting the artist's casts and molds became the property of the museum 同義詞
- ▪ a bandage stiffened with plaster of Paris, molded to the shape of a limb that is broken, and used to support and protect it I had to spend a month in a cast
- 2. an act of throwing something forcefully he grabbed a spear for a third cast
- ▪ a throw of a fishing line I swung the rod out for a cast
- ▪ archaic at dice, a throw or a number thrown 'tis no winning cast 同義詞
- 3. the form or appearance of something, especially someone's features or complexion she had a somewhat masculine cast of countenance the colors he wore emphasized the olive cast of his skin
- ▪ the character of something this question is for minds of a more philosophical cast than mine 同義詞
- 4. a slight squint he had a cast in one eye 同義詞
- 5. a convoluted mass of earth or sand ejected onto the surface by a burrowing worm.
- ▪ a pellet regurgitated by a hawk or owl.
- 6. a search made by a hound or pack of hounds over a wide area to find a trail.