Definition of Casting

1. Noun. Object formed by a mold.

Exact synonyms: Cast
Generic synonyms: Copy
Specialized synonyms: Death Mask, Block, Cylinder Block, Engine Block, Life Mask
Derivative terms: Cast, Cast

2. Noun. The act of creating something by casting it in a mold.
Exact synonyms: Molding
Generic synonyms: Creating From Raw Materials
Derivative terms: Cast, Mold, Mold

3. Noun. The act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel.
Exact synonyms: Cast
Generic synonyms: Fishing, Sportfishing
Specialized synonyms: Bait Casting, Fly Casting, Overcast, Surf Casting, Surf Fishing
Derivative terms: Cast

4. Noun. The choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie.
Generic synonyms: Choice, Option, Pick, Selection
Derivative terms: Cast

Definition of Casting

1. n. The act of one who casts or throws, as in fishing.

Definition of Casting

1. Verb. (present participle of cast) ¹

2. Noun. The act or process of selecting actors, singers, dancers, models, etc. ¹

3. Noun. A manufacturing process using a mold. ¹

4. Noun. The regurgitation of fur, feathers, and other undigestible material by hawks, to clean and empty their crops. ¹

5. Noun. The excreta of an earthworm or similar creature. ¹

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Definition of Casting

1. something made in a mold [n -S]

Medical Definition of Casting

1. 1. A metallic object formed in a mold. 2. The act of forming a casting in a mold. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Casting

casting (current term)
casting agent
casting away
casting flask
casting lots
casting off
casting ring
casting vote
casting wax
castle in Spain

Literary usage of Casting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions by Michigan State Medical Society (1903)
"Not only do we find sponginess, blow holes and shrinkage spots, but ther,e are differences in the diameter of the flanged portion as well as casting strains ..."

2. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1896)
"The trunnion casting H is simply bored out to receive the three tubes, ... To the rear of the trunnion casting is ‘a small bronze casting M through which ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"He exhibits a specimen of a word cast for him by this process which not only proves the possibility of casting types in this manner but also shows the same ..."

4. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America by Seismological Society of America (1913)
"Another small casting (C) is screwed up from below, and holds a thin disk of tempered steel (£>) between its upper edge and the projecting rim of the ..."

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