Synonyms for casting


1. cast, casting, copy
usage: object formed by a mold
2. molding, casting, creating from raw materials
usage: the act of creating something by casting it in a mold
3. casting, cast, fishing, sportfishing
usage: the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel
4. casting, choice, selection, option, pick
usage: the choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie


1. project, cast, contrive, throw, send, direct
usage: 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"
2. cast, give
usage: deposit; "cast a vote"; "cast a ballot"
3. cast, delegate, designate, depute, assign
usage: 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"
4. hurl, hurtle, cast, throw
usage: throw forcefully
5. cast, delegate, designate, depute, assign
usage: assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors; "Who cast this beautiful movie?"
6. roll, wander, swan, stray, tramp, roam, cast, ramble, rove, range, drift, vagabond, travel, go, move, locomote
usage: 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"
7. cast, mold, mould, shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge
usage: form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture"
8. shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop, remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your clothes"
9. draw, cast, move, go
usage: choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots"
10. frame, redact, cast, put, couch, give voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulate
usage: formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
11. vomit, vomit up, purge, cast, sick, cat, be sick, disgorge, regorge, retch, puke, barf, spew, spue, chuck, upchuck, honk, regurgitate, throw up, excrete, egest, eliminate, pass
usage: 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"
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