- (adjective, noun) IPA(key): /ˈʌpkæst/, /ˈʌpkɑːst/
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- (verb) IPA(key): /ʌpˈkæst/, /ʌpˈkɑːst/
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- Cast up; thrown upward.
- with upcast eyes
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Joseph Addison to this entry?)
upcast (plural upcasts)
- (bowling) A cast; a throw.
- 1611 April (first recorded performance), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Cymbeline”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act 2, scene 1]:
- When I kissed the jack, upon an upcast to be hit away
- (mining) The ventilating shaft of a mine out of which the air passes after having circulated through the mine.
- (mining) A current of air passed along such a shaft.
- (Scotland) An upset, as from a carriage.
- (Scotland) A taunt; a reproach.
- 1823 December 23 (indicated as 1824), [Walter Scott], St Ronan’s Well. [...] In Three Volumes, volume (please specify |volume=I, II, or III), Edinburgh: Printed [by James Ballantyne and Co.] for Archibald Constable and Co.; London: Hurst, Robinson, and Co., OCLC 79179534:
- for what with the upcast and terror that I got a wee while syne, and what wi' the wee bit taste that I behoved to take of the plottie while I was making it, my head is sair eneugh distressed the night already.
- (computing) A cast from subtype to supertype.
- A message transmitted via upcasting.
- (mining): downcast
- (transitive, obsolete) To cast or throw up; to turn upward.
- (transitive, Scotland) To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid.
- (transitive, computing) To cast from subtype to supertype.
- Antonym: downcast
- To broadcast a message or data to aircraft or satellites, especially via radio waves; as opposed to uplinking to a specific satellite or aircraft