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From Middle English upcasten, equivalent to up- +‎ cast.


upcast (comparative more upcast, superlative most upcast)

  1. Cast up; thrown upward.
    with upcast eyes
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upcast (plural upcasts)

  1. (bowling) A cast; a throw.
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  2. (mining) The ventilating shaft of a mine out of which the air passes after having circulated through the mine.
  3. (mining) A current of air passed along such a shaft.
  4. (Scotland) An upset, as from a carriage.
  5. (Scotland) A taunt; a reproach.
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  6. (computing) A cast from subtype to supertype.
  7. A message transmitted via upcasting.


Coordinate terms[edit]


upcast (third-person singular simple present upcasts, present participle upcasting, simple past and past participle upcast or upcasted)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To cast or throw up; to turn upward.
  2. (transitive, Scotland) To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid.
  3. (transitive, computing) To cast from subtype to supertype.
    Antonyms: downcast
  4. To broadcast a message or data to aircraft or satellites, especially via radio waves; as opposed to uplinking to a specific satellite or aircraft





upcast (third-person singular present upcasts, present participle upcastin, past upcast, past participle upcast)

  1. To upcast.
  2. To reproach or taunt.