cast ['s] n

see cast, v.

  1. Statue; icon; image; plaster mold; clay likeness of a human being; [fig.] corpse; cadaver; dead body.

cast v

ME cast-en < ON kasta, to cast, throw, cf. kös, pile, heap thrown up.

  1. Fling; hurl; sling; throw; toss.
  2. Move; cause to move; carry from one place to another.