recast

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From re- +‎ cast.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

recast (third-person singular simple present recasts, present participle recasting, simple past and past participle recast)

  1. To cast or throw again.
    • 1603, John Florio, trans. Michel de Montaigne, Essays, I.47:
      the Roman gentlemen armed at all assayes, in the middest of their running-race, would cast and recast themselves from one to another horse.
  2. To mould again.
    The whole bell had to be recast although it had only one tiny, hardly visible crack.
  3. To reproduce in a new form.
    • 1999, Joyce Crick, translating Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams, Oxford 2008, p. 33:
      Our conception of the world rises in us as our intellect recasts [transl. umgiesst] the impressions it receives from without into the forms of time, space, and causality.

Noun[edit]

recast (plural recasts)

  1. The act or process of recasting.
  2. (linguistics) An utterance translated into another grammatical form.
    Adults may use recasts to suggest corrections to mistakes in children's speech.

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