Definitions of cast:
- noun: the act of throwing dice
- noun: object formed by a mold
- noun: bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal
- noun: the actors in a play
- noun: the distinctive form in which a thing is made
Example: "Pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
- noun: a violent throw
- noun: the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel
- noun: container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
- noun: the visual appearance of something or someone
Example: "The delicate cast of his features"
- verb: deposit
Example: "Cast a vote"
- verb: assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors
Example: "Who cast this beautiful movie?"
- verb: form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
Example: "Cast a bronze sculpture"
- verb: select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet
Example: "He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona"
- verb: choose at random
Example: "Cast lots"
- verb: get rid of
- verb: put or send forth
Example: "Cast a spell"
- verb: formulate in a particular style or language
Example: "She cast her request in very polite language"
- verb: throw forcefully
- verb: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
- verb: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
- adjective: (of molten metal or glass) formed by pouring or pressing into a mold
- name: A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #25738)
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