A ventilating shaft down which the air passes in circulating through a mine. (noun)
To cast or throw up; to turn upward. (verb)
To taunt; to reproach; to upbraid. (verb)
To cast from supertype to subtype. (verb)
Examples of word downcast
Not only am I Catholic, but I'm actually a season ticket holder of the Nationals, and I'm kind of downcast right now.
That song makes me think of post-climactic film cuts of a movie, maybe a love story or a sad story about traveling, and "That's" is playing and we see snippets of the daily lives of two or more characters and they're all kind of downcast and mundane-looking.
"We are Eeyore," she said, referring to the downcast donkey in the Winnie the Pooh stories, and then offering an imitation of him: " 'We'll never make it; we'll never get out of here; it is horrible; we're losing; it's over.'
In fact, if anything, I left the conversation feeling more downcast than encouraged.
At some point, the one who was primarily confronting me looked away, downcast, and began to curse under his breath.