Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
kaste, Icel. & Sw.
kasta; perh. akin to L.
gerereto bear, carry. E.
To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel.
Uzziah prepared . . . slings to
2 Chron. xxvi. 14.
Castthy garment about thee, and follow me.
Acts. xii. 8.
We must be
castupon a certain island.
Acts. xxvii. 26.
To direct or turn, as the eyes.
How earnestly he
casthis eyes upon me!
To drop; to deposit;
To throw down, as in wrestling.
To throw up, as a mound, or rampart.
Thine enemies shall
casta trench [bank] about thee.
Luke xix. 48.
To throw off; to eject; to shed; to lose.
His filth within being
Neither shall your vine
Mal. iii. 11
The creatures that
castthe skin are the snake, the viper, etc.
To bring forth prematurely; to slink.
Thy she-goats have not
Gen. xxi. 38.
To throw out or emit; to exhale.
This . . .
castsa sulphureous smell.
To cause to fall; to shed; to reflect; to throw;
casta ray upon a screen; to
castlight upon a subject
To impose; to bestow; to rest.
The government I
castupon my brother.
Castthy burden upon the Lord.
Ps. iv. 22.
To dismiss; to discard; to cashier.
The state can not with safety
To compute; to reckon; to calculate;“Let it be cast and paid.”
castthe event of war, my noble lord.
To contrive; to plan.
The cloister . . . had, I doubt not, been
castfor [an orange-house].
Sir W. Temple.
To defeat in a lawsuit; to decide against; to convict;
as, to be.
castto be hanged.
Were the case referred to any competent judge, they would inevitably be
Dr. H. More.
To turn (the balance or scale); to overbalance; hence, to make preponderate; to decide;
How much interest
caststhe balance in cases dubious!
To form into a particular shape, by pouring liquid metal or other material into a mold; to fashion; to found;
castbells, stoves, bullets
To stereotype or electrotype.
To fix, distribute, or allot, as the parts of a play among actors; also to assign (an actor) for a part.
Our parts in the other world will be new
To cast anchor
To cast a horoscope,
to calculate it.–
To cast a
horse, sheep, or other animal
to throw with the feet upwards, in such a manner as to prevent its rising again.–
To cast a shoe,
to throw off or lose a shoe, said of a horse or ox.–
To cast aside,
to throw or push aside; to neglect; to reject as useless or inconvenient.–
To cast away.
To throw away; to lavish; to waste.“Cast away a life”
To reject; to let perish.“Cast away his people.”
Rom. xi. 1.“Cast one away.”
To wreck.“Cast away and sunk.”
To cast by,
to reject; to dismiss or discard; to throw away.–
To cast down,
to throw down; to destroy; to deject or depress, as the mind.“Why art thou cast down. O my soul?”
Ps. xiii. 5.–
To cast forth,
to throw out, or eject, as from an inclosed place; to emit; to send out.–
To cast in one’s lot with,
to share the fortunes of.–
To cast in one's teeth,
to upbraid or abuse one for; to twin.–
To cast lots.
To cast off.
To discard or reject; to drive away; to put off; to free one's self from.
To leave behind, as dogs; also, to set loose, or free, as dogs.
To untie, throw off, or let go, as a rope.–
To cast off copy,
to estimate how much printed matter a given amount of copy will make, or how large the page must be in order that the copy may make a given number of pages.–
To cast one's self onor
To cast one's self upon
to yield or submit one's self unreservedly to, as to the mercy of another.–
To cast out,
to throw out; to eject, as from a house; to cast forth; to expel; to utter.–
To cast the lead
to sound by dropping the lead to the bottom.–
To cast the water
to examine the urine for signs of disease.
To cast up.
To throw up; to raise.
To compute; to reckon, as the cost.
To twit with; to throw in one's teeth.
To throw, as a line in angling, esp, with a fly hook.
To turn the head of a vessel around from the wind in getting under weigh.
To consider; to turn or revolve in the mind; to plan;
castabout for reasons
She . . .
castin her mind what manner of salution this should be.
Luke. i. 29.
To calculate; to compute.
castand balance at a desk.
To receive form or shape in a mold.
It will not run thin, so as to
To warp; to become twisted out of shape.
Stuff is said to
castor warp when . . . it alters its flatness or straightness.
These verses . . . make me ready to
Cast, for Casteth.
[Cf. Icel., Dan., & Sw.
The act of casting or throwing; a throw.
The thing thrown.
castof dreadful dust.
The distance to which a thing is or can be thrown.“About a stone's cast.”
Luke xxii. 41.
A throw of dice; hence, a chance or venture.
castwhether the army should march this way or that way.
I have set my life upon a
And I will stand the hazard of the die.
And I will stand the hazard of the die.
That which is throw out or off, shed, or ejected;
as, the skin of an insect, the refuse from a hawk's stomach, the excrement of a earthworm.
The act of casting in a mold.
And why such daily
castof brazen cannon.
An impression or mold, taken from a thing or person; amold; a pattern.
That which is formed in a mild; esp. a reproduction or copy, as of a work of art, in bronze or plaster, etc.; a casting.
Form; appearence; mien; air; style;“A neat cast of verse.”
as, a peculiar.
An heroic poem, but in another
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale
Is sicklied o'er with the pale
A tendency to any color; a tinge; a shade.
Gray with a
A chance, opportunity, privilege, or advantage; specifically, an opportunity of riding; a lift.
We bargained with the driver to give us a
castto the next stage.
If we had the
casto' a cart to bring it.
Sir W. Scott.
The assignment of parts in a play to the actors.
A flight or a couple or set of hawks let go at one time from the hand.
As when a
castof falcons make their flight.
A stoke, touch, or trick.
This was a
castof Wood's politics; for his information was wholly false.
A motion or turn, as of the eye; direction; look; glance; squint.
castof the eye is a gesture of aversion.
And let you see with one
castof an eye.
This freakish, elvish
castcame into the child's eye.
A tube or funnel for conveying metal into a mold.
Four; that is, as many as are thrown into a vessel at once in counting herrings, etc; a warp.
Contrivance; plot, design.
A cast of the eye,
a slight squint or strabismus.–
microscopic bodies found in the urine of persons affected with disease of the kidneys; – so called because they are formed of matter deposited in, and preserving the outline of, the renal tubes.–
The last cast,
the last throw of the dice or last effort, on which every thing is ventured; the last chance.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To throw, fling or send; that is, to drive from, by force, as from the hand, or from an engine.
Hagar cast the child under a shrub. Gen. 21.
Uzziah prepared slings to cast stones. 2 Ch. 26.
2.To sow; to scatter seed.
If a man should cast seen into the ground. Mark 4.
3.To drive or impel by violence.
A mighty west wind cast the locusts into the sea. Ex. 10.
4.To shed or throw off; as, trees cast their fruit; a serpent casts his skin.
5.To throw or let fall; as, to cast anchor. Hence, to east anchor is to moor, as a ship, the effect of casting the anchor.
6.To throw, as dice or lots; as, to cast lots.
7.To throw on the ground, as in wrestling.
8.To throw away, as worthless.
His carcase was cast in the way. 1 Kings 13.
9.To emit or throw out.
This casts a sulphurous smell.
10.To throw, to extend, as a trench or rampart, including the sense of digging, raising, or forming.
Thy enemies shall cast a trench about thee. Luke 19.
11.To thrust; as, to cast into prison.
12.To put, or set, in a particular state.
Both chariot and horse were cast into a dead sleep. Ps. 76.
13.To condemn; to convict; as a criminal.
Both tried and both were cast.
14.To overcome in a civil suit, or in any contest of strength or skill; as, to cast the defendant or an antagonist.
15.To cashier or discard.
16.To lay aside, as unfit for use; to reject; as a garment.
17.To make to preponderate; to throw into one scale, for the purpose of giving it superior weight; to decide by a vote that gives a superiority in numbers; as, to cast the balance in ones favor; a casting vote or voice.
18.To throw together several particulars, to find the sum; as, to cast accounts. Hence, to throw together circumstances and facts, to find the result; to compute; to reckon; to calculate; as, to cast the event of war.
To cast and see how many things there are which a man cannot do himself.
19.To contrive; to plan.
20.To judge, or to consider, in order to judge.
21.To fix, or distribute the parts of a play among the actors.
22.To throw, as the sight; to direct, or turn, as the eye; to glance; as, to cast a look, or glance, or the eye.
23.To found; to form into a particular shape, by pouring liquid metal into a mold; to run; as, to cast cannon.
Thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it. Ex. 25.
24.Figuratively, to shape; to form by a model.
25.To communicate; to spread over; as, to cast a luster upon posterity; to cast splendor upon actions, or light upon a subject.
To cast aside, to dismiss or reject as useless or inconvenient.
To cast away, to reject. Lev. 26. Is. 5. Rom. 11. Also, to throw away; to lavish or waste by profusion; to turn to no use; as, to cast away life.
Also, to wreck, as a ship.
To cast by, to reject; to dismiss or discard with neglect or hate, or as useless.
To cast down, to throw down; to deject or depress the mind.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul. Ps. 42.
To cast forth, to throw out, or eject, as from an inclosed place; to emit, or send abroad; to exhale.
To cast off, to discard or reject; to drive away; to put off; to put away; to disburden. Among huntsmen, to leave behind, as dogs; to set loose, or free. Among seamen, to loose, or untie.
To cast out, to send forth; to reject or turn out; to throw out, as words; to speak or give vent to.
To cast up, to compute; to reckon; to calculate; as, to cast up accounts, or the cost. Also, to eject; to vomit.
To cast on, to refer or resign to.
To cast ones self on, to resign or yield ones self to the disposal of, without reserve.
To cast young, to miscarry; to suffer abortion. Gen. 32.
To cast in the teeth, to upbraid; to charge; to twit. So in Danish, kaster in I noesen, to cast in the nose.
1.To throw forward, as the thoughts, with a view to some determination; or to turn or revolve in the mind; to contrive; sometimes followed by about.
I cast in careful mind to seek her out. Spenser.
To cast about how to perform or obtain. Bacon.
2.To receive form or shape.
Metal will cast and mold.
3.To warp; to twist from regular shape.
Stuff is said to cast or warp, when it alters its flatness or straightness.
Note. Cast, like throw and warp, implies a winding motion.
4.In seamens language, to fall off, or incline, so as to bring the side of a ship to the wind; applied particularly to a ship riding with her head to the wind, when her anchor is first loosened.
1.The act of casting; a throw; the thing thrown; the form or state of throwing; kind or manner of throwing.
2.The distance passed by a thing thrown; or the space through which a thing thrown may ordinarily pass; as, about a stones cast. Luke 22.
3.A stroke; a touch.
This was a cast of Woods politics.
4.Motion or turn of the eye; direction, look or glance; a squinting.
Thy let you see by one cast of the eye.
5.A throw of dice; hence, a state of chance or hazard.
It is an even cast, whether the army should march this way or that way.
Hence the phrase, the last cast, is used to denote that all is ventured on one throw, or one effort.
A heroic poem in another cast.
7.A tinge; a slight coloring, or slight degree of a color; as a cast of green. Hence, a slight alteration in external appearance.
The native hue of resolution is sicklied oer with the pale cast of thought. Shak.
8.Manner; air; mien; as, a peculiar cast of countenance. This sense implies, the turn or manner of throwing; as, the neat cast f verse.
9.A flight; a number of hawks let go at once.
10.A small statue of bronze.
11.Among founders, a tube of wax, fitted into a mold, to give shape to metal.
12.A cylindrical piece of brass or copper, slit in two lengthwise, to form a canal or conduit, in a mold, for conveying metal.
13.Among plumbers, a little brazen funnel, at one end of a mold, for casting pipes without sodering, by means of which the melted metal is poured into the mold.
14.A breed, race, lineage, kind, sort.
15.In Hindoostan, a tribe or class of the same rank or profession; as the cast of Bramins, or priests; of rajahs, or princes; of choutres, or artificers; and of parias, or poor people. Or according to some writers, of Bramins; of cuttery, or soldiers; of shuddery, or merchants; and of wyse, or mechanics.
The four casts of the Hindoos are the Brahmins or sacred order; the Chechteres or soldiers and rulers; the Bice, Vaissya, or husbandmen and merchants; and the Sooders, Sudras, or laborers and mechanics.