To cast or throw again.
To mould again.
- 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 reproduce in a new form.
* 1999 , Joyce Crick, translating Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams , Oxford 2008, p.33:
- The whole bell had to be recast although it had only one tiny, hardly visible crack.
- 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.
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.
To make a prediction: to forecast, foretell, or estimate a future event on the basis of knowledge and reasoning; to prophesy a future event on the basis of mystical knowledge or power.
*1590 , E. Daunce, A Briefe Discourse on the Spanish State , 40
*:After he had renounced his father]]s bishoprick of Valentia in Spaine... and to attaine by degrees the Maiesty of , was created Duke of that place, gaue for his poesie, Aut Cesar, aut nihil . which being not fauoured from the heauens, had presently the [[event, euent the same predicted .
:2000 , , (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) , xiii.
::Professor Trelawney kept predicting Harry’s death, which he found extremely annoying.
:2012 , (Jeremy Bernstein), "
A Palette of Particles" in (American Scientist) , Vol. 100, No. 2, p. 146
::The physics of elementary particles in the 20th century was distinguished by the observation of particles whose existence had been predicted by theorists sometimes decades earlier.
*1886 , Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society , 177. 338
*:It is interesting to see how clearly theory predicts the difference between the ascending and descending curves of a dynamo.
To make predictions.
*1652 , J. Gaule, ???-?????? the mag-astro-mancer , 196
*:The devil can both predict and make predictors.
(transitive, military, rare) To direct a ranged weapon against a target by means of a predictor.
*1943 , L. Cheshire, Bomber Pilot , iii. 57
*:They're predicting us now; looks like a barrage.
(obsolete) A prediction.
* 1609 , :
- Or say with Princes if it shall go well, / By oft predict that I in heaven find.