from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coarse plaster of lime, shells, and pebbles used for outside wall surfaces.
- n. A rough preliminary model or form.
- transitive v. To plaster (a wall, for example) with roughcast.
- transitive v. To shape or work into a rough or preliminary form.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A crude model.
- n. A rough surface finish, as of a plaster or stucco wall.
- n. A mixture of pebbles or similar material used to finish a plaster or concrete wall.
- v. To shape crudely.
- v. To apply a roughcast finish to a wall.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To form in its first rudiments, without revision, correction, or polish.
- transitive v. To mold without nicety or elegance; to form with asperities and inequalities.
- transitive v. To plaster with a mixture of lime and shells or pebbles.
- n. A rude model; the rudimentary, unfinished form of a thing.
- n. A kind of plastering made of lime, with a mixture of shells or pebbles, used for covering buildings.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A kind of plastering for an external wall, composed of an almost fluid mixture of clean gravel and lime, dashed on the wall, to which it adheres.
- To form roughly or crudely; compose or shape in a rudimental manner; block out in the rough: as, to rough-cast a model; to rough-cast a story or an essay.
- To cover with a coarse semi-fluid plaster by casting or throwing it: as, to rough-cast a wall. See the noun.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a coarse plaster for the surface of external walls
- v. shape roughly
- v. hew roughly, without finishing the surface
- n. a rough preliminary model
- v. apply roughcast to
rough + cast (Wiktionary)