Nearby words

  1. casson,
  2. cassone,
  3. cassoulet,
  4. cassowary,
  5. casspir,
  6. cast about,
  7. cast adrift,
  8. cast away,
  9. cast back,
  10. cast brace

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 confusedcast caste class

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British Dictionary definitions for cast out

cast out

verb

(intr, adverb) Scot to quarrel; be no longer friends

cast

/ (kɑːst) /

verb casts, casting or cast (mainly tr)

noun


Word Origin for cast

C13: from Old Norse kasta

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Word Origin and History for cast out
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Medicine definitions for cast out

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 out

cast out

Forcibly drive out, expel, as in We have to cast out these old-fashioned ideas and methods. [Late 1200s]

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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