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Meaning of DOWNCAST

Pronunciation:  'dawn`kast

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine
  2. [adj]  low in spirits; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"
  3. [adj]  directed downward; "a downcast glance"

DOWNCAST is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: blue, dejected, depressed, dispirited, down, down in the mouth, down(p), downhearted, low, low-spirited
 See Also: shaft



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Down"cast`\, a.
    Cast downward; directed to the ground, from bashfulness,
    modesty, dejection, or guilt.
          'T is love, said she; and then my downcast eyes, And
          guilty dumbness, witnessed my surprise.  --Dryden.
    - {Down"cast`ly}, adv. -- {Down"cast`ness}, n.
  2. \Down"cast`\, n.
    1. Downcast or melancholy look.
             That downcast of thine eye.           --Beau. & Fl.
    2. (mining) A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in
       circulating through a mine.
Thesaurus Terms
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