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Meaning of DOWNCAST

Pronunciation:  'dawn`kast

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Definition: 
  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
 
 Related Terms: beating, bowed-down, cast down, dashed, debacle, debased, defeasance, dejected, depressed, despairing, despondent, desponding, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited, down, downhanging, downhearted, downthrow, downthrown, downturned, drooping, droopy, drubbing, fallen, feeling low, hanging, heartless, hypochondriac, hypochondriacal, in low spirits, in the depths, in the doldrums, in the dumps, languishing, licking, low, lowered, low-spirited, overthrow, pessimistic, pining, prostrate, reduced, rout, shellacking, spiritless, subdued, submerged, suicidal, sunk, sunken, weary of life, woebegone, world-weary
 

 

 

 

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