Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A fresh molding, arrangement, or modification, as of a work of art, a writing, etc.
  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  • verb cast again, in a different role
  • verb cast again
  • verb cast or model anew

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From re- +‎ cast.

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

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

    Archive 2010-04-01

  • 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

  • "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)."

    Brian Ross: 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

  • "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

  • "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)."

    Brian Ross: Apparently, You CAN Fool All of the People All of the Time

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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