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Cast vs. Throw

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Castverb

(physical) To move, or be moved, away.

Throwverb

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

‘throw a shoe; throw a javelin; the horse threw its rider’;

Castverb

To throw.

Throwverb

(transitive) To eject or cause to fall off.

Castverb

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

Throwverb

(transitive) To move to another position or condition; to displace.

‘throw the switch’;

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Castverb

Specifically, to throw down or aside.

Throwverb

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

Castverb

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

Throwverb

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

Castverb

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

Throwverb

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.’;

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Castverb

To remove, take off (clothes).

Throwverb

(sports) To intentionally lose a game.

‘The tennis player was accused of taking bribes to throw the match.’;

Castverb

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

Throwverb

To confuse or mislead.

‘The deliberate red herring threw me at first.’;

Castverb

(obsolete) To vomit.

Throwverb

(figuratively) To send desperately.

‘Their sergeant threw the troops into pitched battle.’;

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Castverb

(archaic) To throw up, as a mound, or rampart.

Throwverb

(transitive) To imprison.

‘The magistrate ordered the suspect to be thrown into jail.’;

Castverb

(archaic) To throw out or emit; to exhale.

Throwverb

To organize an event, especially a party.

Castverb

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

Throwverb

(ambitransitive) To roll (a die or dice).

Castverb

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

Throwverb

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

Castverb

(social) To predict, to decide, to plan.

Throwverb

To discard.

Castverb

(astrology) To calculate the astrological value of (a horoscope, birth etc.).

Throwverb

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

Castverb

(obsolete) To plan, intend.

Throwverb

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

Castverb

(transitive) To assign (a role in a play or performance).

‘The director cast the part carefully.’;

Throwverb

(transitive) To show sudden emotion, especially anger.

Castverb

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

‘The director cast John Smith as King Lear.’;

Throwverb

(transitive) To project or send forth.

Castverb

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

‘to cast about for reasons’;

Throwverb

To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.

Castverb

(archaic) To impose; to bestow; to rest.

Throwverb

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.

Castverb

(archaic) To defeat in a lawsuit; to decide against; to convict.

‘to be cast in damages’;

Throwverb

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

Castverb

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

‘a casting voice’;

Throwverb

(transitive) To install (a bridge).

Castverb

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

Throwverb

To twist or turn.

‘a thrown nail’;

Castverb

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

Throwverb

To give birth to.

Castverb

(archaic) To give birth to (a child) prematurely; to miscarry.

Thrownoun

The flight of a thrown object.

‘What a great throw by the quarterback!’;

Castverb

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

Thrownoun

The act of throwing something.

‘With an accurate throw, he lassoed the cow.’; ‘The gambler staked everything on one throw of the dice.’;

Castverb

To stereotype or electrotype.

Thrownoun

One's ability to throw.

‘He's got a girl's throw.’; ‘He's always had a pretty decent throw.’;

Castverb

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

Thrownoun

A distance travelled; displacement.

‘the throw of the piston’;

Castverb

(nautical) 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.

Thrownoun

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

Castverb

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

Thrownoun

A single instance, occurrence, venture, or chance.

‘Football tickets are expensive at fifty bucks a throw.’;

Castverb

(computing) To change a variable type from, for example, integer to real, or integer to text.

‘Casting is generally an indication of bad design.’;

Thrownoun

Pain, especially pain associated with childbirth; throe.

Castverb

(hunting) Of dogs, hunters: to spread out and search for a scent.

Thrownoun

(veterinary) The act of giving birth in animals, especially in cows.

Castverb

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

‘some are still missing examples’;

Thrownoun

(obsolete) A moment, time, occasion.

Castverb

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

Thrownoun

(obsolete) A period of time; a while.

Castnoun

An act of throwing.

Thrownoun

Pain; especially, pain of travail; throe.

Castnoun

Something which has been thrown, dispersed etc.

Thrownoun

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

‘I will with Thomas speak a little throw.’;

Castnoun

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

‘The area near the stream was covered with little bubbly worm casts.’;

Thrownoun

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

‘He heaved a stone, and, rising to the throw,He sent it in a whirlwind at the foe.’;

Castnoun

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.’;

Thrownoun

A stroke; a blow.

‘Nor shield defend the thunder of his throws.’;

Castnoun

The casting procedure.

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

Thrownoun

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

Castnoun

An object made in a mould.

‘The cast would need a great deal of machining to become a recognizable finished part.’;

Thrownoun

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

Castnoun

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

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

Thrownoun

An effort; a violent sally.

‘Your youth admiresThe throws and swellings of a Roman soul.’;

Castnoun

The mould used to make cast objects.

‘A plaster cast was made from his face.’;

Thrownoun

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.

Castnoun

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

Thrownoun

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

Castnoun

A squint.

Thrownoun

A turner's lathe; a throwe.

Castnoun

Visual appearance.

‘Her features had a delicate cast to them.’;

Thrownoun

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

Castnoun

The form of one's thoughts, mind etc.

‘a cast of mind, a mental tendency.’;

Throwverb

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

Castnoun

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

Throwverb

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.

Castnoun

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

Throwverb

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

Castnoun

A group of crabs.

Throwverb

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

Castverb

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

‘Uzziah prepared . . . slings to cast stones.’; ‘Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.’; ‘We must be cast upon a certain island.’;

Throwverb

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

Castverb

To direct or turn, as the eyes.

‘How earnestly he cast his eyes upon me!’;

Throwverb

To cast, as dice; to venture at dice.

‘Set less than thou throwest.’;

Castverb

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

Throwverb

To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.

‘O'er his fair limbs a flowery vest he threw.’;

Castverb

To throw down, as in wrestling.

Throwverb

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

‘There the snake throws her enameled skin.’;

Castverb

To throw up, as a mound, or rampart.

‘Thine enemies shall cast a trench [bank] about thee.’;

Throwverb

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

Castverb

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

‘His filth within being cast.’; ‘Neither shall your vine cast her fruit.’; ‘The creatures that cast the skin are the snake, the viper, etc.’;

Throwverb

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

‘I have thrownA brave defiance in King Henry's teeth.’;

Castverb

To bring forth prematurely; to slink.

‘Thy she-goats have not cast their young.’;

Throwverb

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

Castverb

To throw out or emit; to exhale.

‘This . . . casts a sulphureous smell.’;

Throwverb

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.

Castverb

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

Throwverb

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

Castverb

To impose; to bestow; to rest.

‘The government I cast upon my brother.’; ‘Cast thy burden upon the Lord.’;

Thrownoun

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’;

Castverb

To dismiss; to discard; to cashier.

‘The state can not with safety cast him.’;

Thrownoun

a single chance or instance;

‘he couldn't afford $50 a throw’;

Castverb

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

‘You cast the event of war, my noble lord.’;

Thrownoun

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

Castverb

To contrive; to plan.

‘The cloister . . . had, I doubt not, been cast for [an orange-house].’;

Thrownoun

the distance that something can be thrown;

‘it is just a stone's throw from here’;

Castverb

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

‘She was cast to be hanged.’; ‘Were the case referred to any competent judge, they would inevitably be cast.’;

Thrownoun

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

Castverb

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

‘How much interest casts the balance in cases dubious!’;

Thrownoun

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

‘he risked his fortune on a throw of the dice’;

Castverb

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.

Throwverb

project through the air;

‘throw a frisbee’;

Castverb

To stereotype or electrotype.

Throwverb

move violently, energetically, or carelessly;

‘She threw herself forwards’;

Castverb

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

‘Our parts in the other world will be new cast.’;

Throwverb

get rid of;

‘he shed his image as a pushy boss’; ‘shed your clothes’;

Castverb

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

Throwverb

place or put with great energy;

‘She threw the blanket around the child’; ‘thrust the money in the hands of the beggar’;

Castverb

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

‘Weigh anchor, cast to starboard.’;

Throwverb

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

‘Throw a glance’; ‘She gave me a dirty look’;

Castverb

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

‘She . . . cast in her mind what manner of salution this should be.’;

Throwverb

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

‘switch on the light’; ‘throw the lever’;

Castverb

To calculate; to compute.

‘Who would cast and balance at a desk.’;

Throwverb

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’;

Castverb

To receive form or shape in a mold.

‘It will not run thin, so as to cast and mold.’;

Throwverb

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

‘Jane threw dinner together’; ‘throw the car into reverse’;

Castverb

To warp; to become twisted out of shape.

‘Stuff is said to cast or warp when . . . it alters its flatness or straightness.’;

Throwverb

cause to be confused emotionally

Castverb

To vomit.

‘These verses . . . make me ready to cast.’;

Throwverb

utter with force; utter vehemently;

‘hurl insults’; ‘throw accusations at someone’;

Cast

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

Throwverb

organize or be responsible for;

‘hold a reception’; ‘have, throw, or make a party’; ‘give a course’;

Castnoun

The act of casting or throwing; a throw.

Throwverb

make on a potter's wheel;

‘she threw a beautiful teapot’;

Castnoun

The thing thrown.

‘A cast of dreadful dust.’;

Throwverb

cause to fall off;

‘The horse threw its unexperienced rider’;

Castnoun

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

Throwverb

throw (a die) out onto a flat surface;

‘Throw a six’;

Castnoun

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

‘An even cast whether the army should march this way or that way.’; ‘I have set my life upon a cast,And I will stand the hazard of the die.’;

Throwverb

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’;

Castnoun

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.

Castnoun

The act of casting in a mold.

‘And why such daily cast of brazen cannon.’;

Castnoun

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

Castnoun

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.

Castnoun

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

‘An heroic poem, but in another cast and figure.’; ‘And thus the native hue of resolutionIs sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought.’;

Castnoun

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

‘Gray with a cast of green.’;

Castnoun

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

‘We bargained with the driver to give us a cast to the next stage.’; ‘If we had the cast o' a cart to bring it.’;

Castnoun

The assignment of parts in a play to the actors.

Castnoun

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

‘As when a cast of falcons make their flight.’;

Castnoun

A stoke, touch, or trick.

‘This was a cast of Wood's politics; for his information was wholly false.’;

Castnoun

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

‘The cast of the eye is a gesture of aversion.’; ‘And let you see with one cast of an eye.’; ‘This freakish, elvish cast came into the child's eye.’;

Castnoun

A tube or funnel for conveying metal into a mold.

Castnoun

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

Castnoun

Contrivance; plot, design.

Castnoun

the actors in a play

Castnoun

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

Castnoun

the distinctive form in which a thing is made;

‘pottery of this cast was found throughout the region’;

Castnoun

the visual appearance of something or someone;

‘the delicate cast of his features’;

Castnoun

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

Castnoun

object formed by a mold

Castnoun

the act of throwing dice

Castnoun

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

Castnoun

a violent throw

Castverb

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’;

Castverb

deposit;

‘cast a vote’; ‘cast a ballot’;

Castverb

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’;

Castverb

throw forcefully

Castverb

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

‘Who cast this beautiful movie?’;

Castverb

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’;

Castverb

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

‘cast a bronze sculpture’;

Castverb

get rid of;

‘he shed his image as a pushy boss’; ‘shed your clothes’;

Castverb

choose at random;

‘draw a card’; ‘cast lots’;

Castverb

formulate in a particular style or language;

‘I wouldn't put it that way’; ‘She cast her request in very polite language’;

Castverb

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’;

Castadjective

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

Castverb

throw (something) forcefully in a specified direction

‘individuals who do not accept the norms are cast out from the group’; ‘he cast the book down on to the chair angrily’; ‘the fishermen cast a large net around a school of tuna’;

Castverb

throw the hooked and baited end of (a fishing line) out into the water.

Castverb

let down (an anchor or sounding line).

Castverb

direct (one's eyes or a look) at something

‘she cast him a desperate glance’; ‘she cast down her eyes’;

Castverb

cause (light or shadow) to appear on a surface

‘the moon cast a pale light over the cottages’;

Castverb

cause (uncertainty or disparagement) to be associated with something

‘journalists cast doubt on the government's version of events’;

Castverb

discard

‘he jumped in, casting caution to the wind’;

Castverb

shed (skin or horns) in the process of growth

‘the antlers are cast each year’;

Castverb

(of a horse) lose (a shoe).

Castverb

shape (metal or other material) by pouring it into a mould while molten

‘when hammered or cast, bronze could be made into tools’;

Castverb

make (a moulded object) by casting metal

‘a bell was cast for the church’;

Castverb

arrange and present in a specified form or style

‘he issued statements cast in tones of reason’;

Castverb

register (a vote)

‘votes have been cast in 40 per cent of the seats’;

Castverb

cause (a magic spell) to take effect

‘the city casts a spell on the visitor’; ‘the witch cast a spell on her to turn her into a beast’;

Castverb

calculate and record details of (a horoscope)

‘you can look at the star chart cast at somebody's birth’;

Castverb

(in country dancing) change one's position by moving a certain number of places in a certain direction along the outside of the line in which one is dancing

‘cross the set and cast down one place’;

Castverb

(of a dog) search in different directions for a lost scent

‘the dog cast furiously for the vanished rabbit’;

Castverb

let loose (hounds) on a scent

‘casting the hounds into cover, we stood and listened’;

Castverb

immobilize (an animal, especially a cow) by using a rope to cause it to fall on its side.

Castverb

assign a part in a play or film to (an actor)

‘he was cast as a young knight in her lavish historical epic’;

Castverb

allocate parts in (a play or film)

‘assembling a great baseball team is as tricky as casting a play’;

Castnoun

an object made by shaping molten metal or similar material in a mould

‘bronze casts of the sculpture’;

Castnoun

a mould used to make an object by casting

‘the artist's casts and moulds became the property of the museum’;

Castnoun

a bandage stiffened with plaster of Paris, moulded to the shape of a limb that is broken and used to support and protect it

‘I had to spend a month in a cast’;

Castnoun

an act of throwing something forcefully

‘he grabbed a spear for a third cast’;

Castnoun

a throw of a fishing line

‘I swung the rod out for a cast’;

Castnoun

the leader of a fishing line.

Castnoun

a throw or a number thrown at dice

‘'tis no winning cast’;

Castnoun

the form or appearance of something, especially someone's features or complexion

‘she had a somewhat masculine cast of countenance’; ‘the colours he wore emphasized the olive cast of his skin’;

Castnoun

the character of something

‘this question is for minds of a more philosophical cast than mine’;

Castnoun

a slight squint

‘he had a cast in one eye’;

Castnoun

short for worm cast

Castnoun

a pellet regurgitated by a hawk or owl.

Castnoun

a wide search made by a hound or pack of hounds to find a trail.

Castnoun

a wide sweep made by a sheepdog in mustering sheep.

Castnoun

a pair or group of hawks or falcons

‘he gave one thousand pounds for a cast of hawks’;

Castnoun

the actors taking part in a play, film, or other production

‘he draws sensitive performances from his inexperienced cast’;

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