1 throw, toss, pitch, shy, lob, thrust, chuck:
In his next cast, the bowler lightly struck the jack.
2 dramatis personae, actors and actresses, players, performers, troupe, company:
We invited the cast to a party after the show.
3 form, shape, mould; formation, formulation, arrangement:
She can appreciate the turn of the phrase, the happy cast and flow of the sentence.
4 model, casting, mould; stamp, type:
The Ming vase was copied from a cast. There are not many men of the cast of Crocker.
5 twist, turn, irregularity, warp; squint:
The mare had a cast in her gallop. The pirate had a cast in his left eye.
6 turn, inclination, bent, hint, touch; tinge, tint, colouring:
He has a melancholy cast of mind.
7 throw, toss, pitch, fling, sling, hurl, dash, send, Colloq chuck, shy:
She tore off the gold necklace and cast it into the lake.
8 assign, delegate, appoint, designate, name, nominate, choose, pick, select:
He has cast me as the villain in his little drama.
9 form, mould, found:
The king's death-mask, cast in plaster, was on the floor of the tomb.
10 cast about for. search for, look for, seek:
He was casting about for an excuse to avoid going to the Fordyces' for dinner.
11 cast aside. reject, discard, cast or throw away or out, get rid of:
The expensive toys had been cast aside and the children were playing with the boxes and wrappings.
12 cast away. maroon, shipwreck:
Jim O'Shea was cast away upon an Indian isle.
13 cast off. throw off, shed, doff:
One's upbringing cannot be cast off like an old overcoat.
14 cast out. expel, drive out, throw out, evict, eject, oust, exile, remove, cast aside:
She was cast out of the house by her mother, who had married a biker.