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Dictionary definition for: Cast

1. (s) (of molten metal or glass) formed by pouring or pressing into a mold

2. (n) the actors in a play

3. (v) put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner" "The setting sun threw long shadows" "cast a spell" "cast a warm light"

4. (n) container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens

5. (v) deposit; "cast a vote" "cast a ballot"

6. (n) the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"

7. (v) select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet; "He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona"

8. (n) the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate cast of his features"

9. (v) throw forcefully

10. (n) bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal

11. (v) assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors; "Who cast this beautiful movie?"

12. (n) object formed by a mold

13. (v) move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods" "roving vagabonds" "the wandering Jew" "The cattle roam across the prairie" "the laborers drift from one town to the next" "They ro

14. (n) the act of throwing dice

15. (v) form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture"

16. (n) the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel

17. (v) get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss" "shed your clothes"

18. (v) choose at random; "draw a card" "cast lots"

19. (n) a violent throw

20. (v) formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn''t put it that way" "She cast her request in very polite language"

21. (v) eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After drinking too much, the students vomited" "He purged continuously" "The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night"

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