Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Directed downward: a downcast glance.
  • adj. Low in spirits; depressed. See Synonyms at depressed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Looking downwards.
  • adj. Feeling despondent.
  • n. A cast from supertype to subtype.
  • n. A melancholy look.
  • n. A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.
  • v. To cast or throw up; to turn upward.
  • v. To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid.
  • v. To cast from supertype to subtype.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Cast downward; directed to the ground, from bashfulness, modesty, dejection, or guilt.
  • adj. depressed; dispirited; dejected; -- of people.
  • n. Downcast or melancholy look.
  • n. A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Cast or directed downward: as, a downcast eye or look.
  • Hence Depressed; dejected: as, a down-cast spirit.
  • In mining, descending.
  • n. A downward look: generally implying sadness or pensiveness.
  • n. In mining, the ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine.
  • n. In ship-building, a duct or trunk with a cowl or hood at its upper end, arranged to drive air down into the interior of a vessel.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. directed downward
  • n. a ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine
  • adj. filled with melancholy and despondency

Etymologies

down +‎ cast (Wiktionary)

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