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Cast vs. Throw

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  • Cast (verb)

    To move, or be moved, away.

  • Cast (verb)

    To throw. from 13thc.

  • Cast (verb)

    To throw forward (a fishing line, net etc.) into the sea. from 14thc.

  • Cast (verb)

    Specifically, to throw down or aside. from 15thc.

  • Cast (verb)

    To throw off (the skin) as a process of growth; to shed the hair or fur of the coat. from 15thc.

  • Cast (verb)

    To cause (a horse or other large animal) to lie down with its legs underneath it.

  • Cast (verb)

    To remove, take off (clothes). from 14thc.

  • Cast (verb)

    To heave the lead and line in order to ascertain the depth of water.

  • Cast (verb)

    To vomit.

  • Cast (verb)

    To throw up, as a mound, or rampart.

  • Cast (verb)

    To direct (one's eyes, gaze etc.). from 13thc.

  • Cast (verb)

    To add up (a column of figures, accounts etc.); cross-cast refers to adding up a row of figures. from 14thc.

  • Cast (verb)

    To predict, to decide, to plan.

  • Cast (verb)

    To throw out or emit; to exhale.

  • Cast (verb)

    To calculate the astrological value of (a horoscope, birth etc.). from 14thc.

  • Cast (verb)

    To plan, intend. 14th-19thc.

  • Cast (verb)

    To assign (a role in a play or performance). from 18thc.

    "The director cast the part carefully."

  • Cast (verb)

    To assign a role in a play or performance to (an actor).

    "The director cast John Smith as King Lear."

  • Cast (verb)

    To consider; to turn or revolve in the mind; to plan.

    "to cast about for reasons"

  • Cast (verb)

    To impose; to bestow; to rest.

  • Cast (verb)

    To defeat in a lawsuit; to decide against; to convict.

    "to be cast in damages"

  • Cast (verb)

    To perform, bring forth (a magical spell or enchantment).

  • Cast (verb)

    To throw (light etc.) on or upon something, or in a given direction.

  • Cast (verb)

    To give birth to (a child) prematurely; to miscarry. from 15thc.

  • Cast (verb)

    To shape (molten metal etc.) by pouring into a mould; to make (an object) in such a way. from 15thc.

  • Cast (verb)

    To turn (the balance or scale); to overbalance; hence, to make preponderate; to decide.

    "a casting voice"

  • Cast (verb)

    To twist or warp (of fabric, timber etc.). from 16thc.

  • Cast (verb)

    To bring the bows of a sailing ship on to the required tack just as the anchor is weighed by use of the headsail; to bring (a ship) round. from 18thc.

  • Cast (verb)

    To deposit (a ballot or voting paper); to formally register (one's vote). from 19thc.

  • Cast (verb)

    To change a variable type from, for example, integer to real, or integer to text. from 20thc.

    "Casting is generally an indication of bad design."

  • Cast (verb)

    Of dogs, hunters: to spread out and search for a scent. from 18thc.

  • Cast (verb)

    To set (a bone etc.) in a cast.

    "some are still missing examples"

  • Cast (verb)

    To open a circle in order to begin a spell or meeting of witches.

  • Cast (noun)

    An act of throwing.

  • Cast (noun)

    Something which has been thrown, dispersed etc.

  • Cast (noun)

    A small mass of earth "thrown off" or excreted by a worm.

    "The area near the stream was covered with little bubbly worm casts."

  • Cast (noun)

    The collective group of actors performing a play or production together. Contrasted with crew.

    "He’s in the cast of Oliver."

    "The cast was praised for a fine performance."

  • Cast (noun)

    The casting procedure.

    "The men got into position for the cast, two at the ladle, two with long rods, all with heavy clothing."

  • Cast (noun)

    An object made in a mould.

    "The cast would need a great deal of machining to become a recognizable finished part."

  • Cast (noun)

    A supportive and immobilising device used to help mend broken bones.

    "The doctor put a cast on the boy’s broken arm."

  • Cast (noun)

    The mould used to make cast objects.

    "A plaster cast was made from his face."

  • Cast (noun)

    The number of hawks (or occasionally other birds) cast off at one time; a pair.

  • Cast (noun)

    A squint.

  • Cast (noun)

    Visual appearance.

    "Her features had a delicate cast to them."

  • Cast (noun)

    The form of one's thoughts, mind etc.

    "a cast of mind, a mental tendency."

  • Cast (noun)

    An animal, especially a horse, that is unable to rise without assistance.

  • Cast (noun)

    Animal and insect remains which have been regurgitated by a bird.

  • Cast (noun)

    A group of crabs.

  • Throw (verb)

    To hurl; to cause an object to move rapidly through the air.

    "throw a shoe; throw a javelin; the horse threw its rider"

  • Throw (verb)

    To eject or cause to fall off.

    "eject|throw off"

  • Throw (verb)

    To move to another position or condition; to displace.

    "throw the switch"

    "displace|relocate"

  • Throw (verb)

    To make (a pot) by shaping clay as it turns on a wheel.

  • Throw (verb)

    to deliver (the ball) illegally by straightening the bowling arm during delivery.

  • Throw (verb)

    To send (an error) to an exception-handling mechanism in order to interrupt normal processing.

    "If the file is read-only, the method throws an invalid-operation exception."

  • Throw (verb)

    To intentionally lose a game.

    "The tennis player was accused of taking bribes to throw the match."

    "take a dive"

  • Throw (verb)

    To confuse or mislead.

    "The deliberate red herring threw me at first."

  • Throw (verb)

    To send desperately.

    "Their sergeant threw the troops into pitched battle."

  • Throw (verb)

    To imprison.

    "The magistrate ordered the suspect to be thrown into jail."

  • Throw (verb)

    To organize an event, especially a party.

  • Throw (verb)

    To roll (a die or dice).

  • Throw (verb)

    To cause a certain number on the die or dice to be shown after rolling it.

  • Throw (verb)

    To discard.

  • Throw (verb)

    To lift the opponent off the ground and bring him back down, especially into a position behind the thrower.

  • Throw (verb)

    To change in order to give the illusion that the voice is that of someone else.

  • Throw (verb)

    To show sudden emotion, especially anger.

  • Throw (verb)

    To project or send forth.

  • Throw (verb)

    To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.

  • Throw (verb)

    To twist two or more filaments of (silk, etc.) so as to form one thread; to twist together, as singles, in a direction contrary to the twist of the singles themselves; sometimes applied to the whole class of operations by which silk is prepared for the weaver.

  • Throw (verb)

    To select (a pitcher); to assign a pitcher to a given role (such as starter or reliever).

  • Throw (verb)

    To install (a bridge).

  • Throw (verb)

    To twist or turn.

    "a thrown nail"

  • Throw (verb)

    To give birth to.

  • Throw (noun)

    The flight of a thrown object.

    "What a great throw by the quarterback!"

  • Throw (noun)

    The act of throwing something.

    "With an accurate throw, he lassoed the cow."

    "The gambler staked everything on one throw of the dice."

  • Throw (noun)

    One's ability to throw.

    "He's got a girl's throw."

    "He's always had a pretty decent throw."

  • Throw (noun)

    A distance travelled; displacement.

    "the throw of the piston"

  • Throw (noun)

    A piece of fabric used to cover a bed, sofa or other soft furnishing.

  • Throw (noun)

    A single instance, occurrence, venture, or chance.

    "Football tickets are expensive at fifty bucks a throw."

  • Throw (noun)

    Pain, especially pain associated with childbirth; throe.

  • Throw (noun)

    The act of giving birth in animals, especially in cows.

  • Throw (noun)

    A moment, time, occasion.

  • Throw (noun)

    A period of time; a while.

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  • Cast

    To send or drive by force; to throw; to fling; to hurl; to impel.

  • Cast

    To direct or turn, as the eyes.

  • Cast

    To drop; to deposit; as, to cast a ballot.

  • Cast

    To throw down, as in wrestling.

  • Cast

    To throw up, as a mound, or rampart.

  • Cast

    To throw off; to eject; to shed; to lose.

  • Cast

    To bring forth prematurely; to slink.

  • Cast

    To throw out or emit; to exhale.

  • Cast

    To cause to fall; to shed; to reflect; to throw; as, to cast a ray upon a screen; to cast light upon a subject.

  • Cast

    To impose; to bestow; to rest.

  • Cast

    To dismiss; to discard; to cashier.

  • Cast

    To compute; to reckon; to calculate; as, to cast a horoscope.

  • Cast

    To contrive; to plan.

  • Cast

    To defeat in a lawsuit; to decide against; to convict; as, to be cast in damages.

  • Cast

    To turn (the balance or scale); to overbalance; hence, to make preponderate; to decide; as, a casting voice.

  • Cast

    To form into a particular shape, by pouring liquid metal or other material into a mold; to fashion; to found; as, to cast bells, stoves, bullets.

  • Cast

    To stereotype or electrotype.

  • Cast

    To fix, distribute, or allot, as the parts of a play among actors; also to assign (an actor) for a part.

  • Cast

    3d pers. pres. of Cast, for Casteth.

  • Cast (verb)

    To throw, as a line in angling, esp, with a fly hook.

  • Cast (verb)

    To turn the head of a vessel around from the wind in getting under weigh.

  • Cast (verb)

    To consider; to turn or revolve in the mind; to plan; as, to cast about for reasons.

  • Cast (verb)

    To calculate; to compute.

  • Cast (verb)

    To receive form or shape in a mold.

  • Cast (verb)

    To warp; to become twisted out of shape.

  • Cast (verb)

    To vomit.

  • Cast (noun)

    The act of casting or throwing; a throw.

  • Cast (noun)

    The thing thrown.

  • Cast (noun)

    The distance to which a thing is or can be thrown.

  • Cast (noun)

    A throw of dice; hence, a chance or venture.

  • Cast (noun)

    That which is throw out or off, shed, or ejected; as, the skin of an insect, the refuse from a hawk's stomach, the excrement of a earthworm.

  • Cast (noun)

    The act of casting in a mold.

  • Cast (noun)

    An impression or mold, taken from a thing or person; amold; a pattern.

  • Cast (noun)

    That which is formed in a mild; esp. a reproduction or copy, as of a work of art, in bronze or plaster, etc.; a casting.

  • Cast (noun)

    Form; appearence; mien; air; style; as, a peculiar cast of countenance.

  • Cast (noun)

    A tendency to any color; a tinge; a shade.

  • Cast (noun)

    A chance, opportunity, privilege, or advantage; specifically, an opportunity of riding; a lift.

  • Cast (noun)

    The assignment of parts in a play to the actors.

  • Cast (noun)

    A flight or a couple or set of hawks let go at one time from the hand.

  • Cast (noun)

    A stoke, touch, or trick.

  • Cast (noun)

    A motion or turn, as of the eye; direction; look; glance; squint.

  • Cast (noun)

    A tube or funnel for conveying metal into a mold.

  • Cast (noun)

    Four; that is, as many as are thrown into a vessel at once in counting herrings, etc; a warp.

  • Cast (noun)

    Contrivance; plot, design.

  • Throw (noun)

    Pain; especially, pain of travail; throe.

  • Throw (noun)

    Time; while; space of time; moment; trice.

  • Throw (noun)

    The act of hurling or flinging; a driving or propelling from the hand or an engine; a cast.

  • Throw (noun)

    A stroke; a blow.

  • Throw (noun)

    The distance which a missile is, or may be, thrown; as, a stone's throw.

  • Throw (noun)

    A cast of dice; the manner in which dice fall when cast; as, a good throw.

  • Throw (noun)

    An effort; a violent sally.

  • Throw (noun)

    The extreme movement given to a sliding or vibrating reciprocating piece by a cam, crank, eccentric, or the like; travel; stroke; as, the throw of a slide valve. Also, frequently, the length of the radius of a crank, or the eccentricity of an eccentric; as, the throw of the crank of a steam engine is equal to half the stroke of the piston.

  • Throw (noun)

    A potter's wheel or table; a jigger. See 2d Jigger, 2 (a).

  • Throw (noun)

    A turner's lathe; a throwe.

  • Throw (noun)

    The amount of vertical displacement produced by a fault; - according to the direction it is designated as an upthrow, or a downthrow.

  • Throw

    To fling, cast, or hurl with a certain whirling motion of the arm, to throw a ball; - distinguished from to toss, or to bowl.

  • Throw

    To fling or cast in any manner; to drive to a distance from the hand or from an engine; to propel; to send; as, to throw stones or dust with the hand; a cannon throws a ball; a fire engine throws a stream of water to extinguish flames.

  • Throw

    To drive by violence; as, a vessel or sailors may be thrown upon a rock.

  • Throw

    To cause to take a strategic position; as, he threw a detachment of his army across the river.

  • Throw

    To overturn; to prostrate in wrestling; as, a man throws his antagonist.

  • Throw

    To cast, as dice; to venture at dice.

  • Throw

    To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.

  • Throw

    To divest or strip one's self of; to put off.

  • Throw

    To form or shape roughly on a throwing engine, or potter's wheel, as earthen vessels.

  • Throw

    To give forcible utterance to; to cast; to vent.

  • Throw

    To bring forth; to produce, as young; to bear; - said especially of rabbits.

  • Throw

    To twist two or more filaments of, as silk, so as to form one thread; to twist together, as singles, in a direction contrary to the twist of the singles themselves; - sometimes applied to the whole class of operations by which silk is prepared for the weaver.

  • Throw (verb)

    To perform the act of throwing or casting; to cast; specifically, to cast dice.

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  • Cast (noun)

    the actors in a play

  • Cast (noun)

    container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens

  • Cast (noun)

    the distinctive form in which a thing is made;

    "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"

  • Cast (noun)

    the visual appearance of something or someone;

    "the delicate cast of his features"

  • Cast (noun)

    bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal

  • Cast (noun)

    object formed by a mold

  • Cast (noun)

    the act of throwing dice

  • Cast (noun)

    the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel

  • Cast (noun)

    a violent throw

  • Cast (verb)

    put or send forth;

    "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"

    "The setting sun threw long shadows"

    "cast a spell"

    "cast a warm light"

  • Cast (verb)

    deposit;

    "cast a vote"

    "cast a ballot"

  • Cast (verb)

    select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet;

    "He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona"

  • Cast (verb)

    throw forcefully

  • Cast (verb)

    assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors;

    "Who cast this beautiful movie?"

  • Cast (verb)

    move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment;

    "The gypsies roamed the woods"

    "roving vagabonds"

    "the wandering Jew"

    "The cattle roam across the prairie"

    "the laborers drift from one town to the next"

    "They rolled from town to town"

  • Cast (verb)

    form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold;

    "cast a bronze sculpture"

  • Cast (verb)

    get rid of;

    "he shed his image as a pushy boss"

    "shed your clothes"

  • Cast (verb)

    choose at random;

    "draw a card"

    "cast lots"

  • Cast (verb)

    formulate in a particular style or language;

    "I wouldn't put it that way"

    "She cast her request in very polite language"

  • Cast (verb)

    eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth;

    "After drinking too much, the students vomited"

    "He purged continuously"

    "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"

  • Cast (adjective)

    (of molten metal or glass) formed by pouring or pressing into a mold

  • Throw (noun)

    the act of throwing (propelling something through the air with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist);

    "the catcher made a good throw to second base"

  • Throw (noun)

    a single chance or instance;

    "he couldn't afford $50 a throw"

  • Throw (noun)

    the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam

  • Throw (noun)

    the distance that something can be thrown;

    "it is just a stone's throw from here"

  • Throw (noun)

    bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something

  • Throw (noun)

    the throwing of an object in order to determine an outcome randomly;

    "he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice"

  • Throw (verb)

    project through the air;

    "throw a frisbee"

  • Throw (verb)

    move violently, energetically, or carelessly;

    "She threw herself forwards"

  • Throw (verb)

    get rid of;

    "he shed his image as a pushy boss"

    "shed your clothes"

  • Throw (verb)

    place or put with great energy;

    "She threw the blanket around the child"

    "thrust the money in the hands of the beggar"

  • Throw (verb)

    convey or communicate; of a smile, a look, a physical gesture;

    "Throw a glance"

    "She gave me a dirty look"

  • Throw (verb)

    cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation;

    "switch on the light"

    "throw the lever"

  • Throw (verb)

    put or send forth;

    "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"

    "The setting sun threw long shadows"

    "cast a spell"

    "cast a warm light"

  • Throw (verb)

    to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly;

    "Jane threw dinner together"

    "throw the car into reverse"

  • Throw (verb)

    cause to be confused emotionally

  • Throw (verb)

    utter with force; utter vehemently;

    "hurl insults"

    "throw accusations at someone"

  • Throw (verb)

    organize or be responsible for;

    "hold a reception"

    "have, throw, or make a party"

    "give a course"

  • Throw (verb)

    make on a potter's wheel;

    "she threw a beautiful teapot"

  • Throw (verb)

    cause to fall off;

    "The horse threw its unexperienced rider"

  • Throw (verb)

    throw (a die) out onto a flat surface;

    "Throw a six"

  • Throw (verb)

    be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly;

    "These questions confuse even the experts"

    "This question completely threw me"

    "This question befuddled even the teacher"

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