cast - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] all the performers in a film, play etc

    An all-star cast includes Michael Douglas as the US President.

    cast of:

    The play has a cast of four.

    She was a member of the cast of The Sound of Music for years.

  2. 2
    [countable] a hard cover for protecting a broken or injured part of the body, such as an arm or leg, while it is getting better

    Sheila broke her arm skiing and had to wear a cast.

  3. 4
    [singular] British a particular type of something, especially someone’s mind, face, or features
    cast of mind:

    men of a military cast of mind

    1. a.
      the particular way that something looks, especially if it is only slightly noticeable

      His face had a slightly greenish cast.

  4. 5
    [countable] the action of swinging a fishing line or net into the water