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roughcast definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a coarse plaster for the surface of external walls
2: a rough preliminary model v
1: shape roughly
2: apply roughcast to; "roughcast a wall"
3: hew roughly, without finishing the surface; "rough-hew stone or timber" [syn: rough-hew, roughcast]

Merriam Webster's

I. transitive verb (-cast; -casting) Date: circa 1501 1. to plaster (as a wall) with roughcast 2. to shape or form roughly II. noun Date: 1579 1. a rough model 2. a plaster of lime mixed with shells or pebbles used for covering buildings 3. a rough surface finish (as of a plaster wall)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n., adj., & v. --n. plaster of lime and gravel, used on outside walls. --adj. 1 (of a wall etc.) coated with roughcast. 2 (of a plan etc.) roughly formed, preliminary. --v.tr. (past and past part. -cast) 1 coat (a wall) with roughcast. 2 prepare (a plan, essay, etc.) in outline.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Roughcast Rough`cast", v. t. 1. To form in its first rudiments, without revision, correction, or polish. --Dryden. 2. To mold without nicety or elegance; to form with asperities and inequalities. 3. To plaster with a mixture of lime and shells or pebbles; as, to roughcast a building.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Roughcast Rough"cast`, n. 1. A rude model; the rudimentary, unfinished form of a thing. 2. A kind of plastering made of lime, with a mixture of shells or pebbles, used for covering buildings. --Shak.

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