noun An object made by shaping molten metal or similar material in a mold. (bronze casts of the sculpture) An act of throwing something forcefully. (he grabbed a spear for a third cast) The form or appearance of something, especially someone's features or complexion. (she had a somewhat masculine cast of countenance) A slight squint. (he had a cast in one eye) A convoluted mass of earth or sand ejected onto the surface by a burrowing worm. A search made by a hound or pack of hounds over a wide area to find a trail.
verb Throw (something) forcefully in a specified direction. (individuals who do not accept the norms are cast out from the group) Cause (light or shadow) to appear on a surface. (the moon cast a pale light over the cottages) Discard. (the issue was cast from the list of concerns) Shape (metal or other material) by pouring it into a mold while molten. Register (a vote) (residents turned out in record numbers to cast their votes) Cause (a magic spell) to take effect. (the witch cast a spell on her to turn her into a beast) Calculate and record details of (a horoscope). (in country dancing) change one's position by moving a certain number of places in a certain direction along the outside of the line in which one is dancing. (of a dog) search in different directions for a lost scent. (the dog cast furiously for the vanished rabbit)
noun The actors taking part in a play, film, or other production. (he draws sensitive performances from his inexperienced cast)
verb Assign a part in a play, film, or other production to (an actor) (he was cast as the Spanish dancer)