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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Downcast  \Down"cast`\,  n. 
  1.  Downcast  or  melancholy  look 
 
  That  downcast  of  thine  eye.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  2.  (mining)  A  ventilating  shaft  down  which  the  air  passes  in 
  circulating  through  a  mine. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Downcast  \Down"cast`\,  a. 
  Cast  downward;  directed  to  the  ground,  from  bashfulness, 
  modesty,  dejection,  or  guilt. 
 
  'T  is  love,  said  she  and  then  my  downcast  eyes,  And 
  guilty  dumbness,  witnessed  my  surprise.  --Dryden. 
  -  {Down"cast`ly},  adv  --  {Down"cast`ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  downcast 
  adj  1:  directed  downward;  "a  downcast  glance" 
  2:  low  in  spirits;  "lonely  and  blue  in  a  strange  city"; 
  "depressed  by  the  loss  of  his  job";  "a  dispirited  and 
  resigned  expression  on  her  face";  "downcast  after  his 
  defeat";  "feeling  discouraged  and  downhearted"  [syn:  {blue}, 
  {depressed},  {dispirited},  {down(p)},  {downhearted},  {low}, 
  {low-spirited}] 
  n  :  a  ventilation  shaft  through  which  air  enters  a  mine 




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