Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To mold again: recast a bell.
  • transitive v. To set down or present (ideas, for example) in a new or different arrangement: recast a sentence.
  • transitive v. To change the cast of (a theatrical production).
  • n. The act or process of recasting.
  • n. Something produced by recasting.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To cast or throw again.
  • v. To mould again.
  • v. To reproduce in a new form.
  • n. The act or process of recasting.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To throw again.
  • transitive v. To mold anew; to cast anew; to throw into a new form or shape; to reconstruct
  • transitive v. To compute, or cast up, a second time.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To throw again.
  • To cast or found again: as, to recast cannon.
  • To cast or form anew; remodel; remold: as, to recast a poem.
  • To cover anew with plaster: said of an old wall or building.
  • To compute anew; recalculate: as, to recast an account.
  • n. A fresh molding, arrangement, or modification, as of a work of art, a writing, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. cast again, in a different role
  • v. cast again
  • v. cast or model anew

Etymologies

From re- +‎ cast. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Wynn by name and winner by nature, Steve Wynn has time and time again recast the rules in this perennial boomtown.

    When in Vegas, Wynn Las Vegas

  • Granted, I'm using the word recast loosely here, but

    EW.com: Today's Latest Headlines

  • "In his latest memoir he shares that he'd like to" recast "the welfare net that FDR and LBJ cast while rolling back what he derisively calls the" winner-take-all "market economy that Ronald Reagan reignited (with record gains in living standards for all)."

    Apparently, You CAN Fool All of the People All of the Time

  • That sparked worries about what would happen when those loans "recast" and begin requiring full payments on larger loan balances, usually five years from when they were originated or when the balance reached a designated cap.

    Mortgage Increases Blunted

  • The series, previously published as eight volumes in the 1990s, has now been 'recast' as nineteen volumes, named as follows:

    Corvus Atlantic release full schedule for CHUNG KUO reissues

  • IBD: In his latest memoir he shares that he'd like to "recast" the welfare net that FDR and LBJ cast while rolling back what he derisively calls the "winner-take-all" market economy that Ronald Reagan reignited (with record gains in living standards for all).

    "Barack Obama's Stealth Socialism"

  • Whether meta-sites like TotalNEWS "recast" original works depends on the manner in which "work" is defined.

    Boing Boing: June 23, 2002 - June 29, 2002 Archives

  • President Barack Obama has said he wants to "recast" ties with Cuba, and last year renewed outreach efforts to the island.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The loan then "recast," with new, often much higher, monthly payments meant to pay off the total amount.

    Hispanic Business Magazine

  • Dr Liam Fox - British troops could be withdrawn from Germany for good under Conservative plans to "recast" defence policy if they win the next General Election.

    Army Rumour Service

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  • "With the vote over, however, Israel had the excuse it needed to begin severing its responsibility for the civilian population. It recast its relationship with Gaza from one of occupation to one of hostile parties at war. A policy of collective punishment that was considered transparently illegal in late 2005 has today become Israel's standard operating procedure."
    - Jonathon Cook, 'The Real Goal of Israel's Blockade', antiwar.com, 18 Nov 2008.

    November 18, 2008