Recast vs Becast - What's the difference?

recast | becast |

As verbs the difference between recast and becast

is that recast is to cast or throw again while becast is (obsolete) to cover or surround by casting (something) about.

As a noun recast

is the act or process of recasting.




  • To cast or throw again.
  • *, 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.
  • To mould again.
  • The whole bell had to be recast although it had only one tiny, hardly visible crack.
  • 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 the impressions it receives from without into the forms of time, space, and causality.


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




  • (obsolete) To cover or surround by casting (something) about.
  • (obsolete) To cast about; plan; plot; contrive.