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I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.
Charles Spurgeon

Meaning of "downcast" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DOWNCAST

downcast  [ˈdaʊnˌkɑːst] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DOWNCAST

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Downcast can act as a noun and an adjective.
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 adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DOWNCAST MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Downcasting

In object-oriented programming, downcasting or type refinement is the act of casting a reference of a base class to one of its derived classes. In many programming languages, it is possible to check through type introspection to determine whether the type of the referenced object is indeed the one being cast to or a derived type of it, and thus issue an error if it is not the case. In other words, when a variable of the base class has a value of the derived class, downcasting is possible.

Definition of downcast in the English dictionary

The first definition of downcast in the dictionary is dejected. Other definition of downcast is directed downwards. Downcast is also a ventilation shaft.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DOWNCAST


broadcast
ˈbrɔːdˌkɑːst
cablecast
ˈkeɪbəlˌkɑːst
forecast
ˈfɔːˌkɑːst
multicast
ˈmʌltɪˌkɑːst
newscast
ˈnjuːzˌkɑːst
nowcast
ˈnaʊˌkɑːst
outcast
ˈaʊtˌkɑːst
overcast
ˈəʊvəˌkɑːst
podcast
ˈpɒdˌkɑːst
precast
ˈpriːˌkɑːst
roughcast
ˈrʌfˌkɑːst
simulcast
ˈsɪməlˌkɑːst
sportscast
ˈspɔːtsˌkɑːst
stonecast
ˈstəʊnˌkɑːst
subcaste
ˈsʌbˌkɑːst
telecast
ˈtɛlɪˌkɑːst
typecast
ˈtaɪpˌkɑːst
vodcast
ˈvɒdˌkɑːst
weathercast
ˈweðərˌkɑːst
webcast
ˈwɛbˌkɑːst

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DOWNCAST

down-bow
down-cycle
down-home
down-in-the-mouth
down-market
down-river
down-to-earth
Down´s syndrome
downbeat
downburst
downcome
downcomer
downcourt
downcry
downdraught
downer
downfall
downfallen
downfield
downflow

WORDS THAT END LIKE DOWNCAST

Aircast
be cast
cast
die-cast
miscast
mobcast
news broadcast
opencast
outside broadcast
plaster cast
radio broadcast
rebroadcast
recast
sand-cast
shipping forecast
stone cast
television broadcast
the die is cast
uncast
weather forecast

Synonyms and antonyms of downcast in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DOWNCAST»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «downcast» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of downcast

Translation of «downcast» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DOWNCAST

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

Translator English - Chinese

垂头丧气
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

abatido
570 millions of speakers

English

downcast
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मायूस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مسبل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

опустив
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

abatido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হতাশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

abattu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Downcast
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

niedergeschlagen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ダウンキャスト
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

풀이 죽은
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mudhun
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thất vọng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வருத்தமான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निराश
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

mahzun
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

abbattuto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przygnębiony
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

опустивши
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

deprimat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χαμηλωμένα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

neergeslane
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

nedslagen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

nedslått
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of downcast

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DOWNCAST»

The term «downcast» is regularly used and occupies the 88.516 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DOWNCAST» OVER TIME

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

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QUOTES WITH «DOWNCAST»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word downcast.
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Charles Spurgeon
I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DOWNCAST»

Discover the use of downcast in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to downcast and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Downcast Eyes: The Denigration of Vision in ...
Martin Jay turns to this discourse surrounding vision and explores its often contradictory implications in the work of such influential figures as Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, Louis Althusser, Guy ...
Martin Jay, 1993
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Advances in Downy Mildew Research
Thus, forecasters are needed to use fungicides more efficiently and effectively by timing the applications better to when actual disease development occurs. DOWNCAST (Jesperson and Sutton, 1987) was the first forecaster for onion downy ...
Peter Spencer-Phillips, Michael J. Jeger, 2004
3
With Downcast Eyes: A Novel
A young Moroccan girl in Paris confronts the sophistication of an unfamiliar country and the weight of a prophecy stating that she will one day discover a treasure that will save her Berber community. By the author of Sacred Night.
Tahar Ben Jelloun, 1993
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Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers
Area of downcast pit, 110 superficial feet. Area of upcast pit, 58 superficial feet. Average temperature in downcast pit, 62°. Average temperature in upcast pit, 165 °. -Velocity in upcast pit, 27¢ feet per second. Quantity of air discharged, 94.000 ...
Institution of Civil Engineers (Great Britain), 1851
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Downcast Eyes on a Downward Path to Wisdom
In this study, the visual metaphors of John Milton's Paradise Lost are analyzed and read through the poststructuralist perspective of Jacques Derrida on the issue of vision/blindness.
MIRIAM MANSUR, 2010
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God Placed Her In My Path: Lessons Learned From the Furnace ...
D. epression is a word not found in older translations of the Bible such as the King James Version. Instead, downcast is used, which comes from the Greek word tapeinos meaning humble, lowly, timid, abased, troubled, and cast down.
Dorothy Ruppert, 2011
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Good Morning Lord: Starting Each Morning With God
These verses touched me and encouraged me today. Hannah was troubled because she could not have a child. She prayed to God. The Bible says she then went her way and ate something and her face was no longer downcast. We have  ...
Alicia Goodwin Jacobs, 2011
8
The White Chapel: The Cloistered Life of the Disabled, Sick ...
My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember You from the land of the Jordan and Hermon, from the land of Mount Mizar. Here deep calls to deep in the roar of Yourtorrents. All Your waves and breakers sweep over me. At dawn ...
Brother Bernard Francis Sfo, 2011
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Discourses at the Communion on Fridays
For he cast his eyes down, but the downcast eye sees God, and the downcast eye is the uplifting of the heart. Certainly no eye is as sharp-sighted as faith's, and yet faith, humanly speaking, is blind; for reason, understanding, humanly ...
Søren Kierkegaard, 2011
10
Deciphering Culture: Ordinary Curiosities and Subjective ...
8. Locomotive. stomachs. and. downcast. looks. Urban. pathology. and. the. destabilised. body. Gillian. Swanson. Competing representations: knowledge, classification and legibility In Chapter 5, I examined the historical formation of the  ...
Jane Crisp, Kay Ferres, Gillian Swanson, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DOWNCAST»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term downcast is used in the context of the following news items.
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George Osborne's plan for a 'new centre of British politics'
Labour yesterday looked bewildered and downcast as it tried to respond to George Osborne's Budget. The Chancellor's interview on the Today ... «Spectator.co.uk, Jul 15»
2
Catherine Zeta-Jones joins Michael Douglas and their children at …
Michael arrived in the country slightly later than his wife of 14 years, looking downcast as he kept a low profile while making his way through ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
3
Training helps heighten police officers' empathy for victims
A red demon strangles a woman with downcast eyes. "What would you title this?" Heather Pfeifer, an associate professor at the University of ... «Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jul 15»
4
Kourtney Kardashian in pic with Khloe and Kim Kardashian after …
The reality star, who was left 'humiliated' by her partner's antics with another woman last week, looked somber and downcast as she left her ... «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
5
Clinton: San Francisco wrong to free immigrant from jail
A downcast Sanchez spent most of the hearing with his head bowed, appearing to fight back tear while the judge explained the charged to him. «Dispatch Times, Jul 15»
6
Pier 14 shooting: from outrage to support over Sanctuary City
A downcast Sanchez spent most of the hearing with his head bowed, appearing to fight back tears while the judge explained the charges to him ... «KRON4.com, Jul 15»
7
The Fierce, Childlike Creativity of Buffy Sainte-Marie
Buffy Sainte-Marie appears on the cover of her 1964 debut, It's My Way, as a peaceful looking Native American girl with soft features, downcast ... «Mother Jones, Jul 15»
8
Three more to see at 4th & 4th Fest
... deal — arrives colored in jangly guitars, psychedelic synthesizers and warm, sunny melodies that tend to run counter to the downcast lyrics. «Columbus Alive, Jul 15»
9
Duck story leaves her downcast
I read the article about the poor duck waiting for his mate. Even now, I feel sad and get tears just talking about it to other people. How sad. «Kankakee Daily Journal, Jul 15»
10
Pier shooting suspect pleads not guilty amid more outrage
A downcast Sanchez spent most of the hearing with his head bowed, appearing to fight back tears while the judge explained the charges to him. Sanchez was ... «Alabama's News Leader, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Downcast [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/downcast>. May 2019 ».
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