Translation of "cast" - English-French dictionary

cast

verb transitivecast /kæst, kɑst/ ( pt pp cast )
to choose actors for parts
distribuer les rôles de

She's casting a new movie.
Elle distribue les rôles d'un nouveau film.
to throw a fishing net or line
lancer

fishermen casting their nets
des pêcheurs lançant leurs filets
cast doubt/suspicion on
to make people feel unsure about
jeter le doute sur

to cast doubt on the validity of the election
jeter le doute sur la validité de l'élection
cast a glance/look
to look in a particular direction
jeter un coup d'œil

I saw her casting a glance over her shoulder.
Je l'ai vue jeter un coup d'œil par dessus son épaule.
cast light
to make easier to understand
éclairer

new theories which cast light on the beginning of the universe
de nouvelles théories qui éclairent les origines de l'univers
liter to cause light to shine on
projeter

The sun cast its light across the waves.
Le soleil projetait sa lumière à travers les vagues.
cast a shadow on/over
to make a situation less happy or exciting
jeter une ombre sur , assombrir

Political troubles cast a shadow over the celebrations.
Les problèmes politiques ont assombri les festivités.
to cause a shadow to darken
projeter une ombre , assombrir

skyscrapers casting shadows on the buildings below
les gratte-ciel projetant des ombres sur les immeubles plus bas
cast a spell (on/over)
to use magic to affect
jeter un sort

a witch casting spells
une sorcière jetant des sorts
cast a vote
to write down a person or idea you want to win the vote
voter

Millions of citizens cast their votes.
Des millions de citoyens ont voté.
to make easier to understand
éclairer

new theories which cast light on the beginning of the universe
de nouvelles théories qui éclairent les origines de l'univers
liter to cause light to shine on
projeter

The sun cast its light across the waves.
Le soleil projetait sa lumière à travers les vagues.
to make a situation less happy or exciting
jeter une ombre sur , assombrir

Political troubles cast a shadow over the celebrations.
Les problèmes politiques ont assombri les festivités.
to cause a shadow to darken
projeter une ombre , assombrir

skyscrapers casting shadows on the buildings below
les gratte-ciel projetant des ombres sur les immeubles plus bas
to use magic to affect
jeter un sort

a witch casting spells
une sorcière jetant des sorts

cast

noun countable cast [ kæst, kɑst ]
actors in a movie, TV show, or play
distribution feminine , acteurs masculine plural

the cast of "Friends"
les acteurs de "Friends"
a hard protective covering for a broken arm, leg, etc.
plâtre masculine

with her arm in a cast
avec son bras dans le plâtre

(Translation of “cast” from the GLOBAL English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

cast

verb /kaːst/ (past tense past participle cast)

to throw

jeter
The angler cast his line into the river
These facts cast new light on the matter
She cast him a look of hatred.

to get rid of; to take off

se dépouiller de
Some snakes cast their skins.

to shape (metal etc) by pouring into a mould

couler
Metal is melted before it is cast.

to give a part in a play etc to

donner le rôle de
She was cast as Lady Macbeth.

to select the actors for (a film etc)

faire la distribution
The director is casting (the film) tomorrow.

to give (a vote)

voter
I cast my vote for the younger candidate.
castaway noun

a shipwrecked person.

naufragé/-ée
casting vote

the deciding vote of the chairman of a meeting when the other votes are equally divided.

voix prépondérante
cast iron

unpurified iron melted and shaped in a mould.

fonte
cast-iron adjective

made of cast iron

en fonte
a cast-iron frying-pan.

very strong

d’acier
cast-iron muscles.
cast-off noun, adjective

(a piece of clothing etc) no longer needed

vieilles fringues
cast-off clothes
I don’t want my sister’s cast-offs.
cast off

to untie (the mooring lines of a boat).

larguer (les amarres)

(also cast aside) to reject as unwanted.

(re)jeter

in knitting, to finish (the final row of stitches).

arrêter
cast on

in knitting, to make the first row of stitches.

monter les mailles

cast

noun

something made by moulding

plâtre
The doctor put a plaster cast on his broken leg.

a mould

moule
The hot metal is poured into a cast.

the complete set of actors in a play, opera etc

distribution
the whole cast of the play.

something that is ejected by certain animals, eg the earthworm

déjections
worm casts all over the grass.

(Translation of “cast” from the PASSWORD English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)