castoff
noun see cast-off

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • castoff — index discard Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • castoff — [kast′ôf΄] adj. thrown away; discarded; abandoned n. 1. a person or thing cast off 2. Printing an estimate of the lines or pages of type to be set from a given amount of copy …   English World dictionary

  • castoff — /kast awf , of , kahst /, adj. 1. thrown away; rejected; discarded: castoff clothing. n. 2. a person or thing that has been cast off. 3. Print. the estimate by a compositor of how many pages copy will occupy when set in type. [1735 45; adj., n.… …   Universalium

  • castoff — 1. noun something that has been rejected or discarded; a reject 2. adjective discarded or rejected …   Wiktionary

  • castoff — Synonyms and related words: castaway, deep six, derelict, discard, discarding, disposal, dogie, dumping, elimination, flotsam, flotsam and jetsam, foundling, jetsam, jettison, junk, junking, lagan, orphan, refuse, reject, rejectamenta, rejection …   Moby Thesaurus

  • castoff — see cast off …   English dictionary

  • castoff — adj. used, second hand; thrown away n. person or thing that has been discarded, person or thing that has been rejected …   English contemporary dictionary

  • castoff — offcast …   Anagrams dictionary

  • castoff — cast·off …   English syllables

  • castoff — cast•off [[t]ˈkæstˌɔf, ˌɒf, ˈkɑst [/t]] adj. 1) thrown away; discarded 2) one that has been cast off 3) pri the estimate by a compositor of how many pages copy will occupy when set in type • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

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