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Meaning of ROUGHCAST

Pronunciation:  'ruf`kast

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a rough preliminary model
  2. [n]  a coarse plaster for the surface of external walls
  3. [v]  shape roughly
  4. [v]  hew roughly, without finishing the surface; "rough-hew stone or timber"
  5. [v]  apply roughcast to (as of a wall)

ROUGHCAST is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: rough-hew
 See Also: daub, forge, form, hew, hew out, model, mold, mould, plaster, plaster, shape, simulation, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Rough`cast"\, v. t.
    1. To form in its first rudiments, without revision,
       correction, or polish. --Dryden.
    2. To mold without nicety or elegance; to form with
       asperities and inequalities.
    3. To plaster with a mixture of lime and shells or pebbles;
       as, to roughcast a building.
  2. \Rough"cast`\, n.
    1. A rude model; the rudimentary, unfinished form of a thing.
    2. A kind of plastering made of lime, with a mixture of
       shells or pebbles, used for covering buildings. --Shak.