Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Directed downward.
  • adjective Low in spirits; depressed. synonym: depressed.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In ship-building, a duct or trunk with a cowl or hood at its upper end, arranged to drive air down into the interior of a vessel.
  • Cast or directed downward: as, a downcast eye or look.
  • Hence Depressed; dejected: as, a down-cast spirit.
  • In mining, descending.
  • noun A downward look: generally implying sadness or pensiveness.
  • noun In mining, the ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Cast downward; directed to the ground, from bashfulness, modesty, dejection, or guilt.
  • adjective depressed; dispirited; dejected; -- of people.
  • noun Downcast or melancholy look.
  • noun (Mining) A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of eyes Looking downwards.
  • adjective of a person Feeling despondent.
  • noun computing A cast from supertype to subtype.
  • noun obsolete A melancholy look.
  • noun mining A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.
  • verb transitive, obsolete To cast or throw up; to turn upward.
  • verb transitive, Scotland To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid.
  • verb transitive, computing To cast from supertype to subtype.

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

  • adjective directed downward
  • noun a ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine
  • adjective filled with melancholy and despondency

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down +‎ cast

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