–verb (used with object)
1. to throw or hurl; fling.
2. to throw off or away.
3. to direct (the eye, a glance, etc.), especially in a cursory manner.
4. to cause to fall upon something or in a certain direction; send forth.
5. to draw (lots), as in telling fortunes.
a. to throw out (a fishing line, net, bait, etc.).
b. to fish in (a stream, an area, etc.):.
7. to throw down or bring to the ground.
8. to part with; lose.
9. to shed or drop (hair, fruit, etc.).
10.(of an animal) to bring forth (young), especially abortively.
11.to send off (a swarm), as bees do.
12.to throw or set aside; discard or reject; dismiss.
13.to throw forth, as from within; emit or eject; vomit.
14.to throw up (earth, sod, etc.), as with a shovel.
15.to put or place, especially hastily or forcibly.
16.to deposit or give (a ballot or vote).
17.to bestow; confer.
18.to make suitable or accordant; tailor.
a. to select actors for (a play, motion picture, or the like).
b. to allot a role to (an actor).
c. to assign an actor to (a role).
20.to form (an object) by pouring metal, plaster, etc., in a fluid state into a mould and letting it harden.
21.to form (metal, plaster, etc.) into a particular shape by pouring it into a mould in a fluid state and letting it harden.
22.to tap (a blast furnace).
23.to compute or calculate; add, as a column of figures.
24.to compute or calculate (a horoscope) astrologically; forecast.
25.to turn or twist; warp.
26.Nautical. to turn the head of (a vessel), especially away from the wind in getting under way.
27.Fox Hunting. (of a hunter) to lead or direct (hounds) over ground believed to have been recently travelled by a fox.
28.Archaic. to contrive, devise, or plan.
29.Obsolete. to ponder.
–verb (used without object)
31.to receive form in a mould.
32.to calculate or add.
33.to conjecture; forecast.
34.(of hounds) to search an area for scent.
35.to warp, as timber.
36.Nautical. (of a vessel) to turn, especially to get the head away from the wind; tack.
37.to select the actors for a play, motion picture, or the like.
a. to consider.
b. to plan or scheme.
39.act of casting or throwing.
40.that which is thrown.
41.the distance to which a thing may be cast or thrown.
a. a throw of dice.
b. the number rolled.
a. act of throwing a line or net onto the water.
b. a spot for casting; a fishing place.
44.Theatre. the group of performers to whom parts are assigned; players.
45.Hunting. a searching of an area for a scent by hounds.
46.a stroke of fortune; fortune or lot.
47.a ride offered on one's way; lift.
48.the form in which something is made or written; arrangement.
a. act of casting or founding.
b. the quantity of metal cast at one time.
50.something formed from a material poured into a mould in a molten or liquid state; casting.
51.an impression or mould made from something.
52.Medicine/Medical. a rigid surgical dressing, usually made of bandage treated with plaster of Paris.
53.outward form; appearance.
54.sort; kind; style.
56.a permanent twist or turn.
58.a slight tinge of some colour; hue; shade.
59.a dash or trace; a small amount.
60.computation; calculation; addition.
61.a conjecture; forecast.
62.Zoology. something that is shed, ejected, or cast off or out, as moulted skin, a feather, food from a bird's crop, or the coil of sand and waste passed by certain earthworms.
63.Ornithology. Also called Pellet - small, roundish mass of matter regurgitated by certain predatory birds, consisting of the indigestible remains, as the fur, feathers, and bones, of the prey.
64.Falconry. a pair of hawks put in flight together.
65.Pathology. effused plastic matter produced in the hollow parts of various diseased organs.
66.low-grade, irregular wool.
67.(of an animal, esp. a horse) lying in such a position that it is unable to return to its feet without assistance.
I write your eulogy
On dead leaves
Casting them to the wind
To be discovered,
Later, by strangers;
Hoping to reach
Your rambling soul.
haiku 18th October 2017
2 days ago