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Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Cast

CAST, verb transitive preterit tense And participle passive cast

1. To throw, fling or send; that is, to drive from, by force, as from the hand, or from an engine.

Hagar cast the child under a shrub. Genesis 21:10.

Uzziah prepared slings to cast stones. 2 Chronicles 26:14.

2. To sow; to scatter seed.

If a man should cast seen into the ground. Mark 4:26.

3. To drive or impel by violence.

A mighty west wind cast the locusts into the sea. Exodus 10:19.

4. To shed or throw off; as, trees cast their fruit; a serpent casts his skin.

5. To throw or let fall; as, to cast anchor. Hence, to east anchor is to moor, as a ship, the effect of casting the anchor.

6. To throw, as dice or lots; as, to cast lots.

7. To throw on the ground, as in wrestling.

8. To throw away, as worthless.

His carcase was cast in the way. 1 Kings 13:24.

9. To emit or throw out.

This casts a sulphurous smell.

10. To throw, to extend, as a trench or rampart, including the sense of digging, raising, or forming.

Thy enemies shall cast a trench about thee. Luke 19:35.

11. To thrust; as, to cast into prison.

12. To put, or set, in a particular state.

Both chariot and horse were cast into a dead sleep. Psalms 76:6.

13. To condemn; to convict; as a criminal.

Both tried and both were cast

14. To overcome in a civil suit, or in any contest of strength or skill; as, to cast the defendant or an antagonist.

15. To cashier or discard.

16. To lay aside, as unfit for use; to reject; as a garment.

17. To make to preponderate; to throw into one scale, for the purpose of giving it superior weight; to decide by a vote that gives a superiority in numbers; as, to cast the balance in ones favor; a casting vote or voice.

18. To throw together several particulars, to find the sum; as, to cast accounts. Hence, to throw together circumstances and facts, to find the result; to compute; to reckon; to calculate; as, to cast the event of war.

To cast and see how many things there are which a man cannot do himself.

19. To contrive; to plan.

20. To judge, or to consider, in order to judge.

21. To fix, or distribute the parts of a play among the actors.

22. To throw, as the sight; to direct, or turn, as the eye; to glance; as, to cast a look, or glance, or the eye.

23. To found; to form into a particular shape, by pouring liquid metal into a mold; to run; as, to cast cannon.

Thou shalt cast four rings of gold for it. Exodus 25:12.

24. Figuratively, to shape; to form by a model.

25. To communicate; to spread over; as, to cast a luster upon posterity; to cast splendor upon actions, or light upon a subject.

To cast aside, to dismiss or reject as useless or inconvenient.

To cast away, to reject. Leviticus 26:30. Isaiah 5:24. Romans 11:1. Also, to throw away; to lavish or waste by profusion; to turn to no use; as, to cast away life.

Also, to wreck, as a ship.

To cast by, to reject; to dismiss or discard with neglect or hate, or as useless.

To cast down, to throw down; to deject or depress the mind.

Why art thou cast down, O my soul. Psalms 42:5.

To cast forth, to throw out, or eject, as from an inclosed place; to emit, or send abroad; to exhale.

To cast off, to discard or reject; to drive away; to put off; to put away; to disburden. Among huntsmen, to leave behind, as dogs; to set loose, or free. Among seamen, to loose, or untie.

To cast out, to send forth; to reject or turn out; to throw out, as words; to speak or give vent to.

To cast up, to compute; to reckon; to calculate; as, to cast up accounts, or the cost. Also, to eject; to vomit.

To cast on, to refer or resign to.

To cast ones self on, to resign or yield ones self to the disposal of, without reserve.

To cast young, to miscarry; to suffer abortion. Genesis 31:38.

To cast in the teeth, to upbraid; to charge; to twit. So in Danish, kaster in I noesen, to cast in the nose.

CAST, verb intransitive

1. To throw forward, as the thoughts, with a view to some determination; or to turn or revolve in the mind; to contrive; sometimes followed by about.

I cast in careful mind to seek her out. Spenser.

To cast about how to perform or obtain. Bacon.

2. To receive form or shape.

Metal will cast and mold.

3. To warp; to twist from regular shape.

Stuff is said to cast or warp, when it alters its flatness or straightness.

Note. cast like throw and warp, implies a winding motion.

4. In seamens language, to fall off, or incline, so as to bring the side of a ship to the wind; applied particularly to a ship riding with her head to the wind, when her anchor is first loosened.

CAST, noun

1. The act of casting; a throw; the thing thrown; the form or state of throwing; kind or manner of throwing.

2. The distance passed by a thing thrown; or the space through which a thing thrown may ordinarily pass; as, about a stones cast Luke 22:41.

3. A stroke; a touch.

This was a cast of Woods politics.

4. Motion or turn of the eye; direction, look or glance; a squinting.

Thy let you see by one cast of the eye.

5. A throw of dice; hence, a state of chance or hazard.

It is an even cast whether the army should march this way or that way.

Hence the phrase, the last cast is used to denote that all is ventured on one throw, or one effort.

6. Form; shape.

A heroic poem in another cast

7. A tinge; a slight coloring, or slight degree of a color; as a cast of green. Hence, a slight alteration in external appearance.

The native hue of resolution is sicklied oer with the pale cast of thought. Shak.

8. Manner; air; mien; as, a peculiar cast of countenance. This sense implies, the turn or manner of throwing; as, the neat cast f verse.

9. A flight; a number of hawks let go at once.

10. A small statue of bronze.

11. Among founders, a tube of wax, fitted into a mold, to give shape to metal.

12. A cylindrical piece of brass or copper, slit in two lengthwise, to form a canal or conduit, in a mold, for conveying metal.

13. Among plumbers, a little brazen funnel, at one end of a mold, for casting pipes without sodering, by means of which the melted metal is poured into the mold.

14. A breed, race, lineage, kind, sort.

15. In Hindoostan, a tribe or class of the same rank or profession; as the cast of Bramins, or priests; of rajahs, or princes; of choutres, or artificers; and of parias, or poor people. Or according to some writers, of Bramins; of cuttery, or soldiers; of shuddery, or merchants; and of wyse, or mechanics.

The four casts of the Hindoos are the Brahmins or sacred order; the Chechteres or soldiers and rulers; the Bice, Vaissya, or husbandmen and merchants; and the Sooders, Sudras, or laborers and mechanics.

16. A trick.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Castalian

CASTALIAN, adjective Pertaining to Castalia, a cool spring on Parnassus, sacred to the muses; as castalian fount.


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Castanet

CASTANET, noun An instrument of music formed of small concave shells of ivory or hard wood, shaped like spoons, placed together, fastened to the thumb and beat with the middle finger. This instrument is used by the Spaniards, Moors and Bohemians, as an accompaniment to their dances, sarabands and guitars.


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Castaway

Gr. adokimos, (1 Corinthians 9:27), one regarded as unworthy (R.V., "rejected"); elsewhere rendered "reprobate" (2 Timothy 3:8, etc.); "rejected" (Hebrews 6:8, etc.).


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Castaway

CASTAWAY, noun That which is thrown away. A person abandoned by God, as unworthy of his favor; a reprobate. 1 Corinthians 9:27.

CASTAWAY, adjective Rejected; useless; of no value.


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Casted

CASTED, participle passive For cast, is not in use.


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Castellan

CASTELLAN, noun A governor or constable of a castle. In Poland, the name of a dignity or charge; a kind of lieutenant of a province, commanding part of a palatinate under a palatine. The castellans are senators, of the lower class, sitting, in the diets, on low seats behind the palatines.


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Castellany

CASTELLANY, noun [See Castle.] The lordship belonging to a castle; or the extent, of its land and jurisdiction.


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Castellated

CASTELLATED, adjective

1. Inclosed in a building, as a fountain or cistern.

2. Adorned with turrets, and battlements, like a castle.


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Castellation

CASTELLATION, noun The act of fortifying a house and rendering it a castle.


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Caster

CASTER, noun

1. One who throws or casts; one who computes; a calculator; one who calculates fortunes.

2. A small phial or vessel for the table; as a set of casters.

3. A small wheel on a swivel, on which furniture is cast, or rolled, on the floor.


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Castigate

CASTIGATE, verb transitive To chastise; to punish by stripes; to correct; to chasten; to check.


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Castigated

CASTIGATED, participle passive Punished; corrected.


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Castigating

CASTIGATING, participle present tense Punishing; correcting; chastising.


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Castigation

CASTIGATION, noun

1. Punishment; correction; penance; discipline; emendation; restraint.

2. Among the Romans, a military punishment inflicted on offenders, by beating with a wand or switch.


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Castigator

CASTIGATOR, noun One who corrects.


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Castigatory

CASTIGATORY, adjective Tending to correction; corrective; punitive.

CASTIGATORY, noun An engine formerly used to punish and correct arrant scolds, called also a ducking stool, or trebucket.


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Castile-soap

CASTILE-SOAP, noun A kind of pure, refined soap.


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Castilian

CASTILIAN, adjective Pertaining to Castile in Spain.

CASTILIAN, noun An inhabitant or native of Castile in Spain.


Naves Topical Index
Casting

See Molding
Molding


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Casting

CASTING, participle present tense Throwing; sending; computing; calculating; turning; giving a preponderancy; deciding; running, or throwing into a mold to give shape. [See Cast.]

CASTING, noun

1. The act of casting or founding.

2. That which is cast in a mold; any vessel formed by casting melted metal into a mold, or in sand.

3. The taking of casts and impressions of figures, busts, medals, etc.


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Casting-net

CASTING-NET, noun A net which is cast and drawn, in distinction from a net that is set and left.


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Casting-voice

CASTING-VOICE, noun The vote of a presiding officer, in an assembly or council, which decides a question, when the votes of the assembly or house are equally divided between the affirmative and negative.

When there was an equal vote, the Governor had the casting voice.


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Casting-vote

CASTING-VOTE,

CASTLE, noun

1. A house fortified for defense against an enemy; a fortress. The term seems to include the house and the walls or other works around it. In old writers, the word is used for a town or village fortified.

2. The house or mansion of a nobleman or prince.

3. In a ship, there are two parts called by this name; the forecastle, a short deck in the fore part of the ship, above the upper deck; and the hindcastle, at the stern.

Castle in the air, a visionary project; a scheme that has no solid foundation.

CASTLE, verb transitive In the game of chess, to cover the king with a castle, by a certain move.


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Castle

A military fortress (1 Chronicles 11:7), also probably a kind of tower used by the priests for making known anything discovered at a distance (1 Chronicles 6:54). Castles are also mentioned (Genesis 25:16) as a kind of watch-tower, from which shepherds kept watch over their flocks by night. The "castle" into which the chief captain commanded Paul to be brought was the quarters of the Roman soldiers in the fortress of Antonia (so called by Herod after his patron Mark Antony), which was close to the north-west corner of the temple (Acts 21:34), which it commanded.


Naves Topical Index
Castle

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Castle

[FENCED CITIES CITIES]


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Castle-builder

CASTLE-BUILDER, noun One who forms visionary schemes.

CASTLE-BUILDER, noun The act of building castles in the air.


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Castle-crowned

CASTLE-CROWNED, adjective Crowned with a castle.


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Castled

CASTLED, adjective Furnished with castles; as a castled elephant.


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Castle-guard

CASTLE-GUARD, noun A feudal tenure, or knight service, which obliged the tenant to perform service within the realm, without limitation of time.


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Castlery

CASTLERY, noun The government of a castle.


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Castlet

CASTLET, noun A small castle.


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Castle-ward

CASTLE-WARD, noun An imposition laid upon subjects dwelling within a certain distance of a castle, for the purpose of maintaining watch and ward in the castle.


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Castling

CASTLING, noun An abortion or abortive.


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Castor

CASTOR, noun

1. A beaver, an amphibious quadruped, with a flat ovate tail, short ears, a blunt nose, small fore feet, and large hind feet.

2. A reddish brown substance of a strong penetrating smell, taken from bags or cods in the groin of the beaver; a powerful antispasmodic.

3. In astronomy, a moiety of the constellation Gemini, called also Apollo.

CASTOR and Pollux, in meterology, a fiery meteor, which, at sea, appears sometimes adhering to a part of a ship, in the form of one, two and even three or four balls. When one is seen alone, it is called Helena, which portends that the severest part of the storm is yet to come. Two appearing at once are denominated castor and Pollux, or Tyndaridoe, and portend a cessation of the storm.


Easton's Bible Dictionary
Castor and Pollux

The "Dioscuri", two heroes of Greek and Roman mythology. Their figures were probably painted or sculptured on the prow of the ship which Luke refers to (Acts 28:11). They were regarded as the tutelary divinities of sailors. They appeared in the heavens as the constellation Gemini.


Naves Topical Index
Castor and Pollux

Name of a ship.
Acts 28:11


Smith's Bible Dictionary
Castor and Pollux

(Acts 28:11) the twin sons of Jupiter and Leda, were regarded as the tutelary divinities of sailors; hence their image was often used as a figure-head for ships. They appeared in heaven as the constellation Gemini . In art they were sometimes represented simply as stars hovering over a ship.


Webster's 1828 Dictionary
Castorin

CASTORIN,

CASTORINE, noun An animal principle discovered in castor, and prepared by boiling castor in six times its weight of alcohol, and filtering the liquor. From this is deposited the castorin


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Castor-oil

CASTOR-OIL, noun The oil of the Ricinus, or Palma Christi, a plant of the West Indies, which grows to the highth of twenty feet, in one season. The oil is obtained from the nuts or seeds by expression or decoction. That obtained by decoction is preferred, as less liable to become rancid, being free from the mucilage and acrid matter, which is mixed with the oil when expressed. It is a mild cathartic.


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Castrametation

CASTRAMETATION, noun The art or act of encamping; the marking or laying out of a camp.


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Castrate

CASTRATE, verb transitive

1. To geld; to deprive of the testicles; to emasculate.

2. To take away or retrench, as the obscene parts of a writing.

3. To take out a leaf or sheet from a book, and render it imperfect.


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Castrated

CASTRATED, participle passive Gelded; emasculated; purified from obscene expressions.


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Castrating

CASTRATING, participle present tense Gelding; taking away the obscene parts of a writing.


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Castration

CASTRATION, noun The act of gelding; the act or practice of making eunuchs; the act of taking away the obscene parts of a writing; the act of taking out a leaf or sheet of a book. In botany, the cutting off of the anthers, or tops of the stamens of flowers, before the ripening of the pollen.


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Castrato

CASTRATO, noun A male person emasculated for the purpose of improving his voice for a singer.


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Castrel

CASTREL or KESTREL, noun A kind of hawk, resembling the lanner in shape and the hobby in size.


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Castrensian

CASTRENSIAN, adjective Belonging to a camp.