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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 down·cast /ˈdaʊnˌkæst/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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, down
         in the mouth, low, low-spirited]
      n : a ventilation shaft through which air enters a mine