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cast
  • 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)

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