Idioms

    at a single cast, through a single action or event: He bankrupted himself at a single cast.

Origin of cast

1175–1225; Middle English casten < Old Norse kasta to throw

SYNONYMS FOR cast

1 See throw.
55 See turn.

Related forms

Can be confused

cast caste class
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British Dictionary definitions for cast on (1 of 2)

cast on

verb

(adverb) to form (the first row of stitches) in knitting and weaving

British Dictionary definitions for cast on (2 of 2)

cast

/ (kɑːst) /

verb casts, casting or cast (mainly tr)


noun

Word Origin for cast

C13: from Old Norse kasta
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Medicine definitions for cast on

cast

[ kăst ]

n.

An object formed by the solidification of molten liquid poured into an impression or mold, as in a dental cast of the maxillary or mandibular arch.
A rigid dressing, usually made of gauze and plaster of Paris, used to immobilize an injured, fractured, or dislocated body part, as in a fracture or dislocation.plaster cast
A mass of fibrous material, coagulated protein, or exudate that has taken the form of the cavity in which it has been molded, such as the bronchial, renal, intestinal, or vaginal cavity, and that is found histologically as well as in urine or sputum samples.

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Idioms and Phrases with cast on (1 of 2)

cast on

1

Make the first stitches in knitting, putting them on the needle, as in Once you learn how to cast on, you can use either simple or complicated stitches. [Mid-1800s]


2

Hastily put on clothes, as in He cast on his coat and ran out. This usage is dying out. [Early 1800s]

Idioms and Phrases with cast on (2 of 2)

cast

In addition to the idioms beginning with cast

  • cast about
  • cast adrift
  • cast away
  • cast doubt on
  • cast down
  • cast in one's lot
  • cast in stone
  • cast in the same mold
  • castles in the air
  • cast loose
  • cast off
  • cast on
  • cast one's lot with
  • cast out
  • cast pearls before swine
  • cast the first stone

also see:

  • die is cast

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