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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. throw, toss, heave, hurl, sling, fling; shed; mold; plan, compute. See ejection, form, propulsion. — n. appearance, aspect, air; company, actors, dramatis personae; casting, copy, mold, sculpture. See drama, color.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A plaster reproduction]
Syn. replica, mold, impression, facsimile; see copy , impression 1 , mold 2 , sculpture .
2. [Those in a play]
Syn. players, performers, actors, characters, list of characters, roles, parts, dramatis personae, company, troupe, dramatic artists; see also actor 1 , actress , staff 2 .
3. [Aspect]
Syn. complexion, appearance, stamp, looks; see appearance 1 .
4. [A surgical dressing]
Syn. plaster-of-Paris dressing, plaster cast, splint, sling; see dressing 3 .
Kinds of casts include: arm cast, leg cast, full leg cast, half leg cast, knee cast, bent leg cast, walking cast, body cast.
5. [The act of throwing]
Syn. casting, throwing, hurling, shooting, thrusting, pitching, tossing, flinging, chucking, heaving, lobbing, pelting, slinging, launching.
6. [A toss]
Syn. throw, pitch, heave, lob, fling, thrust, hurl, sling, launching, projection, expulsion, ejection, propulsion, shot; see also shot 1 .
7. [Arrangement]
Syn. disposition, plan, method; see order 3 .
8. [A tinge]
Syn. shade, tint, hue, blend; see color 1 , shade 2 , tint , tone 4 .
v.
1. [To throw]
Syn. pitch, fling, hurl; see throw 1 .
2. [To form in a mold]
Syn. shape, mold, roughcast, wetcast; see form 1 .
3. [To compute]
Syn. calculate, number, reckon, figure; see add 1 , calculate 1 , count .
4. [To select actors for a play]
Syn. appoint, designate, decide upon, determine, pick, give parts, assign roles, detail, name, call, audition, screen-test; see also assign 1 , choose 1 , delegate 1 .
5. [To give forth]
Syn. emit, disperse, spread, project; see emit 1 , scatter 2 .
See Synonym Study at throw .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
1. throw pitch, toss, shot, fling, heave, sling, hurl.
2. mold form, model, impression, shape.
3. personae company, troupe, dramatis personae, actors, actresses, players, performers, repertory, characters.
4. appearance complexion, aspect, look, shade, air, semblance.
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v.
1. throw fling, hurl, pitch, heave, *chuck, toss, sling, launch, let fly.
2. spread scatter, shed, broadcast, disperse, strew, sprinkle.
3. emit radiate, project, send out.
4. choose pick, assign, select, *typecast.
5. mold form, shape, set.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To send through the air with a motion of the hand or arm: dart, dash, fling, heave, hurl, hurtle, launch, pitch, shoot, shy2, sling, throw, toss. Informal: fire. See MOVE. 2. To move (a weapon or blow, for example) in the direction of someone or something: aim, direct, head, level, point, set1, train, turn, zero in. Military: lay1. See SEEK. 3. To send out heat, light, or energy: emit, irradiate, project, radiate, shed, throw. See MOVE. 4. To form a strategy for: blueprint, chart, conceive, contrive, design, devise, formulate, frame, lay1, plan, project, scheme, strategize, work out. Informal: dope out. Idiom: lay plans. See PLANNED. 5. To ascertain by mathematics: calculate, cipher, compute, figure, reckon. See REASON. 6. To combine (figures) to form a sum: add (up), foot (up), sum (up), tot2 (up), total, totalize. See INCREASE. II noun 1. An act of throwing: fling, heave, hurl, launch, pitch, shy2, sling, throw, toss. See MOVE. 2. A disposition of the facial features that conveys meaning, feeling, or mood: aspect, countenance, expression, face, look, visage. See EXPRESS. 3. A hollow device for shaping a fluid or plastic substance: form, matrix, mold. See SURFACE. 4. The external outline of a thing: configuration, figure, form, pattern, shape. See SURFACE. 5. A class that is defined by the common attribute or attributes possessed by all its members: breed, description, feather, ilk, kind2, lot, manner, mold, nature, order, sort, species, stamp, stripe, type, variety. Informal: persuasion. See GROUP. 6. An inclination to something: bent, bias, disposition, leaning, partiality, penchant, predilection, predisposition, proclivity, proneness, propensity, squint, tendency, trend, turn. See APPROACH, LIKE. 7. A shade of a color, especially a pale or delicate variation: hue, tinge, tint, tone. See COLORS.

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