Uzziash prepared . . . slings to cast stones.
2 Chron. xxvi. 14
Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me.
Acts. xii. 8
We must be cast upon a certain island.
Acts. xxvii. 26.
How earnestly he cast his eyes upon me!
Thine enemies shall cast a trench bank about thee.
Luke xix. 48.
His filth within being cast.
Neither shall your vine cast her fruit.
Mal. iii. 11
The creatures that cast the skin are the snake, the viper, etc.
Thy she-goats have not cast their young.
Gen. xxi. 38.
This . . . casts a sulphureous smell.
The government I cast upon my brother.
Cast thy burden upon the Lord.
Ps. iv. 22.
The state can not with safety casthim.
To compute; to reckon; to calculate;Let it be cast and paid. as, to. casta horoscope
You cast the event of war my noble lord.
To contrive; to plan.Archaic
The cloister . . . had, I doubt not, been cast for an orange- house .
Sir W. Temple.
To defeat in a lawsuit; to decide against; to convict; as, to be. castin damages
She was cast to be hanged.
Were the case referred to any competent judge, they would inevitably be cast.
Dr. H. More.
To turn (the balance or scale); to overbalance; hence, to make preponderate; to decide; as, a. castingvoice
How much interest casts the balance in cases dubious!
To form into a particular shape, by pouring liquid metal or other material into a mold; to fashion; to found; as, to. castbells, stoves, bullets
(Print.) To stereotype or electrotype.
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.
To cast anchor
(Naut.) Se under— Anchor.
To cast a horoscope
to calculate it.— ,
To cast a horse
, or other animal
to throw with the feet upwards, in such a manner as to prevent its rising again.—
To cast a shoe
to throw off or lose a shoe, said of a horse or ox.—
To cast aside
to throw or push aside; to neglect; to reject as useless or inconvenient.—
To cast away
(a) To throw away; to lavish; to waste.Cast away a life Addison. (b) To reject; to let perish.Cast away his people. Rom. xi. 1. Cast one away. Shak. (c) To wreck.Cast away and sunk. Shak. —
To cast by
to reject; to dismiss or discard; to throw away.—
To cast down
to throw down; to destroy; to deject or depress, as the mind.Why art thou cast down. O my soul? Ps. xiii. 5. —
To cast forth
to throw out, or eject, as from an inclosed place; to emit; to send out.—
To cast in one s lot with
to share the fortunes of.—
To cast in one s teeth
to upbraid or abuse one for; to twin.—
To cast lots
See under— Lot.
To cast off
(a) To discard or reject; to drive away; to put off; to free one s self from. (b) (Hunting) To leave behind, as dogs; also, to set loose, or free, as dogs.Crabb. (c) (Naut.) To untie, throw off, or let go, as a rope.—
To cast off copy
— (Print.), to estimate how much printed matter a given amount of copy will make, or how large the page must be in order that the copy may make a given number of pages.—
To cast one s self on
to yield or submit one s self unreservedly to. as to the mercy of another.
To cast out
to throy out; to eject, as from a house; to cast forth; to expel; to utter.—
To cast the lead
(Naut.), to sound by dropping the lead to the botton.—
To cast the water
(Med.), to examine the urine for signs of disease.Obs. . —
To cast up
(a) To throw up; to raise. (b) To compute; to reckon, as the cost. (c) To vomit. (d) To twit with; to throw in one s teeth.