Translation of "cast" - English-German dictionary


verb /kaːst/ (past tense past participle cast)

to throw

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

Some snakes cast their skins.

to shape (metal etc) by pouring into a mould

Metal is melted before it is cast.

to give a part in a play etc to

eine Rolle besetzen
She was cast as Lady Macbeth.

to select the actors for (a film etc)

Rollen verteilen
The director is casting (the film) tomorrow.

to give (a vote)

I cast my vote for the younger candidate.
castaway noun

a shipwrecked person.

der/die Schiffbrüchige
casting vote

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

die entscheidende Stimme
cast iron

unpurified iron melted and shaped in a mould.

das Gußeisen
cast-iron adjective

made of cast iron

a cast-iron frying-pan.

very strong

cast-iron muscles.
cast-off noun, adjective

(a piece of clothing etc) no longer needed

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

to untie (the mooring lines of a boat).

vom Land abstoßen

(also cast aside) to reject as unwanted.


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

cast on

in knitting, to make the first row of stitches.


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