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But I fear, my lot being cast in Scotland, that beauty would not be content.
Anne Boyd

Meaning of "cast" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CAST

From Old Norse kasta.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CAST

cast  [kɑːst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CAST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cast is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb cast in English.

WHAT DOES CAST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of cast in the English dictionary

The first definition of cast in the dictionary is to throw or expel with violence or force. Other definition of cast is to throw off or away. Cast is also to reject or dismiss.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CAST

PRESENT

Present
I cast
you cast
he/she/it casts
we cast
you cast
they cast
Present continuous
I am casting
you are casting
he/she/it is casting
we are casting
you are casting
they are casting
Present perfect
I have cast
you have cast
he/she/it has cast
we have cast
you have cast
they have cast
Present perfect continuous
I have been casting
you have been casting
he/she/it has been casting
we have been casting
you have been casting
they have been casting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I cast
you cast
he/she/it cast
we cast
you cast
they cast
Past continuous
I was casting
you were casting
he/she/it was casting
we were casting
you were casting
they were casting
Past perfect
I had cast
you had cast
he/she/it had cast
we had cast
you had cast
they had cast
Past perfect continuous
I had been casting
you had been casting
he/she/it had been casting
we had been casting
you had been casting
they had been casting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will cast
you will cast
he/she/it will cast
we will cast
you will cast
they will cast
Future continuous
I will be casting
you will be casting
he/she/it will be casting
we will be casting
you will be casting
they will be casting
Future perfect
I will have cast
you will have cast
he/she/it will have cast
we will have cast
you will have cast
they will have cast
Future perfect continuous
I will have been casting
you will have been casting
he/she/it will have been casting
we will have been casting
you will have been casting
they will have been casting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would cast
you would cast
he/she/it would cast
we would cast
you would cast
they would cast
Conditional continuous
I would be casting
you would be casting
he/she/it would be casting
we would be casting
you would be casting
they would be casting
Conditional perfect
I would have cast
you would have cast
he/she/it would have cast
we would have cast
you would have cast
they would have cast
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been casting
you would have been casting
he/she/it would have been casting
we would have been casting
you would have been casting
they would have been casting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you cast
we let´s cast
you cast
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to cast
Past participle
cast
Present Participle
casting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CAST


avast
əˈvɑːst
Belfast
ˈbɛlfɑːst
blast
blɑːst
broadcast
ˈbrɔːdˌkɑːst
caste
kɑːst
contrast
kənˈtrɑːst
fast
fɑːst
forecast
ˈfɔːˌkɑːst
gast
ɡɑːst
last
lɑːst
mast
mɑːst
oblast
ˈɒblɑːst
outcast
ˈaʊtˌkɑːst
outlast
ˈaʊtˌlɑːst
overcast
ˈəʊvəˌkɑːst
past
pɑːst
podcast
ˈpɒdˌkɑːst
unsurpassed
ˌʌnsɜːˈpɑːst
vast
vɑːst
webcast
ˈwɛbˌkɑːst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAST

cassowary
casspir
cassumunar
cast a stone at
cast about
cast anchor
cast back
cast down
cast in one´s lot with
cast iron
cast on
cast one´s bread upon the waters
cast out
cast steel
cast stone
cast up
cast-iron
cast-off
castability
castable

WORDS THAT END LIKE CAST

at least
at long last
at the least
beast
bed and breakfast
breakfast
breast
coast
deep in the past
east
feast
in the least
least
Middle East
southeast
the east
the Far East
the last
the past
to say the least

Synonyms and antonyms of cast in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CAST»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «cast» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of cast
accord · allot · appoint · assign · bestow · choose · chuck · company · confer · deposit · diffuse · direct · distribute · dramatis personae · drive · drop · emit · fling · form · found · give · give out · hurl · impel · kind · launch · level · lob · model · mould · name · pick · pitch · project · radiate · scatter · select · set · shape · shed · shy · sling · sort · spread · stamp · style · throw · thrust · toss · troupe · turn · type

Translation of «cast» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAST

Find out the translation of cast to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cast from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cast» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

演员表
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

reparto
570 millions of speakers

English

cast
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

डाली
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مـُمَثِّلُون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

состав исполнителей
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

elenco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিক্ষেপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

moule
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pelakon
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Besetzung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

キャスト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

배역
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cast
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dàn diễn viên
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நடிக்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कास्ट करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

oyuncular
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cast
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

obsada
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

акторський склад
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

distribuție
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διανομή ρόλων
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

gooi
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

gjutform
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gips
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cast

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CAST»

The term «cast» is very widely used and occupies the 3.228 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CAST» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «cast» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «cast» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cast

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10 QUOTES WITH «CAST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cast.
1
Jaimie Alexander
I'll say this, I'm no stranger to working with a foreign cast, foreign directors, that sort of thing. I love it, because I think that when you have people from different countries, it sort of brings everyone together, it's more of a worldly film.
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Wes Anderson
Every time you do a take on a movie, you're not sure if it's going to succeed. Even if you have a great cast, like we had, every scene you're kind of waiting for the release. 'Oh, yes; it happened. We got it!' There's always the possibility that it's just not going to work.
3
Archilochus
Let who will boast their courage in the field, I find but little safety from my shield, Nature's, not honour's law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away.
4
Jim Beaver
I miss the cast and crew of 'Supernatural' immensely. I know it's a cliche to say your cast and crew are like your family, but it's really the case there.
5
Elizabeth Bibesco
To others we are not ourselves but performers in their lives cast for a part we do not even know we are playing.
6
Steven Bochco
Hill Street Blues gave me an opportunity to work with an ensemble cast of people whose work I admired.
7
Edwin Booth
But Nature cast me for the part she found me best fitted for, and I have had to play it, and must play it till the curtain falls.
8
Anne Boyd
But I fear, my lot being cast in Scotland, that beauty would not be content.
9
Kenneth Branagh
I only really cast people who are desperate to be in it - who were dying to be in it, whose talent I believed in and were dead ready to do the work that was necessary.
10
Dan Bucatinsky
I was a total theater geek in high school, no question. I was cast in 'Godspell' freshman year - with Vanessa Williams, by the way. She and I are still friends. We went to high school together.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAST»

Discover the use of cast in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cast and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Cast Irons
This handbook from ASM covers the entire spectrum of one of the most widely used and versatile of all metals.
Joseph R. Davis, 1996
2
How to Cast Out Demons: A Guide to the Basics
From Doris Wagner one of the leading authorities on biblical deliverance in North America, this manual teaches Christians how to take and break soul ties; how to break bondages of rejection, addiction, lust and more; and how to set free ...
Doris M Wagner, 2000
3
Cast of Characters: Common People in the Hands of an ...
In this gathering of inspiring stories from his numbers best-selling books, master storyteller Max Lucado revisits some of his favorite biblical characters -- all of whom were very human and imperfect, just like us.
Max Lucado, 2008
4
Cast With Style: Nineteenth Century Cast-Iron Stoves from ...
Introduction to the influential cast-iron stoves manufactured in Albany and Troy in the nineteenth century
Tammis K. Groft, 1984
5
Divine by Mistake
The only excitement Shannon Parker expects while on summer vacation is a little shopping.
P.C. Cast, 2009
6
Ferrous Materials: Steel and Cast Iron
They span a tremendous range of properties and applications. Part A of this book is dedicated to the fundamental relationships between the structure and the properties of ferrous materials.
Hans Berns, Gillian Scheibelein, Werner Theisen, 2008
7
Cast On, Bind Off: 54 Step-by-Step Methods - Find the ...
Leslie Ann Bestor's creative edges are just what you need to begin and end every project with flair.Choose from among 33 cast ons and 21 bind offs to give your next project the perfect edge.
Leslie Ann Bestor, 2012
8
Cast Member Confidential: A Disneyfied Memoir
Mitchell shares the behind-the-scenes story of his year in the Mouse's army.
Chris Mitchell, 2010
9
The Projective Cast: Architecture and Its Three Geometries
In this long-awaited book, completed shortly before its author'sdeath, Evans recasts the idea of the relationship between geometry and architecture, drawing onmathematics, engineering, art history, and aesthetics to uncover processes in the ...
Robin Evans, 2000
10
Before You Cast a Spell: Understanding the Power of Magic
This book provides a user-friendly introduction to the spirituality of magic.
Carl McColman, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cast is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Bill Cosby revelations may cast renewed spotlight on comedian …
Bill Cosby admitted in a 2005 deposition to buying Quaaludes he intended to use on women for sex, it was reported by the Associated Press on ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
2
Tatiana Maslany, Haley Joel Osment among cast for Locke & Key …
As first revealed by MTV, Audible Studios will be producing an audio play version of the graphic novel, with a cast of over 50 actors. Headlining ... «Entertainment Weekly, Jul 15»
3
Remy Ma, Papoose Joined Love & Hip Hop New York Cast
Remy Ma and her husband Papoose are both joining Love & Hip-Hop: New York cast. There have been rumors for weeks now that the two will ... «Urban Islandz, Jul 15»
4
'Empire' Season 2 Spoilers: 10 Guest Stars And Cast Additions To …
Even smaller additions to the cast are making a big splash. E! Online reported a new spoiler that suggested one of the more famous cast ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
5
'Bachelor In Paradise 2′ Cast: Meet the 2015 Contestants
Bachelor In Paradise 2 premieres August 2, 2015 and some of our favorite contestants from Kaitlyn Bristowe's season of The Bachelorette have ... «Heavy.com, Jul 15»
6
The Gallows Cast Takes Center Stage!
The Gallows cast and crew discuss the new film and a relate a real life ... Unfortunately for The Gallows cast, though, Charlie's spirit may not ... «ComingSoon.net, Jul 15»
7
San Diego Comic-Con 2015: 'Game Of Thrones' Cast Members To …
Other cast members who will attend include John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Natalie Dormer, Conleth Hill, Hannah ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
8
Evangelicals should return to the biblical 'original cast'
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — In the matter of the “culture wars,” evangelical Christians are asking, what do we do now? The question is being ... «Albuquerque Journal, Jul 15»
9
In winning the Women's World Cup, the USWNT cast aside their …
The United States women are champions. They had one of the most dominant performances ever in a Women's World Cup final when they beat ... «SB Nation, Jul 15»
10
Doubt cast on new WA gas projects as global surplus predicted to …
A new report has cast doubt on the need for some of Western Australia's proposed LNG projects, with supply predicted to continue outstripping ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»

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