transitive verb-·cast′, -·cast′ing
- to cast again or anew
- to improve the form of by redoing; reconstruct: to recast a sentence
- to calculate or count again
- to provide a new cast for (a play)
- to put (an actor) in a different role
- the act of recasting
- a new form produced by recasting
transitive verbre·cast, re·cast·ing, re·casts
- To mold again: recast a bell.
- To set down or present (ideas, for example) in a new or different arrangement: recast a sentence.
- To change the cast of (a play or film, for example): After bad reviews, the director recast the play before the production moved to Broadway.
- a. To reassign (an acting role) to a new actor: After the star performer broke an arm, the director decided to recast the lead.b. To assign a new part to (an actor): The director recast a member of the chorus to a speaking role.
- The act or process of recasting.
- Something produced by recasting.
(third-person singular simple present recasts, present participle recasting, simple past and past participle recast)
From re- +"Ž cast.