• (adjective) IPA: /ˈdaʊnkæst/, /ˈdaʊnkɑːst/
  • (verb) IPA: /daʊnˈkæst/, /daʊnˈkɑːst/


  1. (of eyes) Looking downwards.
    • 'Tis love, said she; and then my downcast eyes, / And guilty dumbness, witnessed my surprise.
  2. (of a person) Feeling despondent.
Translations Translations Noun

downcast (plural downcasts)

  1. (computing) A cast from supertype to subtype.
  2. (obsolete) A melancholy look.
    • 1619, Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, The Maid's Tragedy
      That downcast of thine eye.
  3. (mining) A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.

downcast (downcasts, present participle downcasting; past and past participle downcast)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To cast or throw down; to turn downward.
  2. (transitive, Scotland) To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid.
  3. (transitive, computing) To cast from supertype to subtype.
    Antonyms: upcast

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