American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Directed or thrown upward: upcast volcanic ash.
- n. Something cast upward.
- n. A ventilating shaft, as in a mine.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To cast or throw up.
- Cast up: a term used in bowling.
- Thrown or turned upward; directed up: as, upcast eyes.
- n. The act of casting or hurling upward, or the state of being cast upward; also, that which is cast upward; an upthrow.
- n. In bowling, a cast; a throw.
- n. In mining, the shaft or passage of any kind through which the air is taken out of a mine; the out-take: the opposite of downcast (which see) and downtake. Intake and out-take are terms more generally applied to drifts, levels, or horizontal passages; downcast and upcast to vertical or inclined shafts.
- n. An upward current of air passing through a shaft or the like.
- n. The state of being overturned; an upset.
- n. A taunt; a reproach.
- adj. Cast up; thrown upward; as, with upcast eyes. - Joseph Addison.
- n. bowling A cast; a throw. - Shakespeare
- n. mining The ventilating shaft of a mine out of which the air passes after having circulated through the mine.
- n. Scotland An upset, as from a carriage.
- n. Scotland A taunt; a reproach. - Sir W. Scott
- n. computing A cast from subtype to supertype.
- n. A message transmitted via upcasting
- v. transitive, obsolete To cast or throw up; to turn upward.
- v. transitive, Scotland To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid.
- v. transitive, computing To cast from subtype to supertype.
- v. To broadcast a message or data to aircraft or satellites, especially via radio waves; as opposed to uplinking to a specific satellite or aircraft
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Cast up; thrown upward.
- n. (Bowling) A cast; a throw.
- n. (Mining.) The ventilating shaft of a mine out of which the air passes after having circulated through the mine; -- distinguished from the
downcast. Called also upcast pit, and upcast shaft.
- n. Scot. An upset, as from a carriage.
- n. Scot. A taunt; a reproach.
- v. obsolete To cast or throw up; to turn upward.
- v. Scot. To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid.
- n. air passage consisting of a ventilation shaft through which air leaves a mine
- From Middle English upcasten, equivalent to up- + cast. (Wiktionary)
“Poirot walked unheeded along his grove by saddened angels, crosses, broken pillars, family vaults, stone hopes praying with upcast eyes, old Belgium's hearts and hands.”
“Working from the text and his imagination, the self-taught and self-destructive Williams contributed 159 drawings, from cartoonish thumbnails to the introductory full-page rendering of Tom that presented him in an almost pre-Raphaelite aura: wreathed in curls, with full lips and unfocused upcast eyes.”
“Objects accepted are predefined and you don't need to upcast and downcast.”
“The upcast reflection of a lamp and shade, an inconstant series of concentric circles of varying gradations of light and shadow.”
“In various enchanted attitudes like the standing, or stepping, or running skeletons in Herculaneum, others remained rooted to the deck; but all their eyes upcast.”
“In the faint upcast light of the courtyard lamps, he saw her in parts - a cheek's curve, her lips sharp as a carving.”
“Her eyes, velvet-black in the shadow upcast by the lamp, opened slowly.”
“Nowhere have these drains been carried through the houses, but they are taken directly into drains at the back, having specially ventilated manholes and being brought through at the ends of terraces into the road sewers; the ventilating openings in the roads have been converted into inlet ventilators by placing upcast shafts at short intervals, discharging above the houses.”
“With her eyes upcast to heaven, down she sank upon the ground,”
“Here is the _contadina_, who is always praying at a shrine with upcast eyes, or lifting to the Virgin the little child, among whose dark curls, now lying tangled in her lap, she is on a vigorous hunt for the animal whose name denotes love.”
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