Definitions of casting

  1. object formed by a mold Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of one who casts or throws, as in fishing. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The act or process of making casts or impressions, or of shaping metal or plaster in a mold; the act or the process of pouring molten metal into a mold. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. That which is cast in a mold; esp. the mass of metal so cast; as, a casting in iron; bronze casting. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. The warping of a board. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. The act of casting off, or that which is cast off, as skin, feathers, excrement, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The act or process of forming from melted metal any article according to a given design. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Act of moulding; thing cast in a mould. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The act of casting, or any metal object cast in a mold. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The act of throwing, founding, moulding, or warping; anything formed by casting or taking of casts. Casting of draperies, the disposition of the folds of garments. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for casting

  1. They evidently realized that they were casting their fortunes with the winning side. – The Age of Big Business Volume 39 in The Chronicles of America Series by Burton J. Hendrick
  2. " There was four or five gentlemen as took tickets for the 3. 30 up," said the clerk rather vaguely, casting an anxious glance over his shoulder at his wife, who looked by no means pleased at this interruption to the harmony of the tea- table. – Lady Audley's Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon