Definitions of cast in various dictionaries:
the actors in a play
container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
the distinctive form in which a thing is made
the visual appearance of something or someone
bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal
object formed by a mold
the act of throwing dice
the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel
a violent throw
put or send forth
select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet
assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors
move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
get rid of
choose at random
formulate in a particular style or language
eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
To throw (something, especially something light): The angler cast the line.
To shed; molt.
To throw forth; drop: cast anchor.
To throw on the ground, as in wrestling.
To deposit or indicate (a ballot or vote).
To turn or direct: All eyes were cast upon the speaker.
To cause to fall onto or over something or in a certain direction, as if by throwing: candles casting light; cast aspersions on my character; findings that cast doubt on our hypothesis.
To bestow; confer: “The government I cast upon my brother” (Shakespeare).
To roll or throw (dice, for example).
To draw (lots).
To give birth to prematurely: The cow cast a calf.
To cause (hunting hounds) to scatter and circle in search of a lost scent.
To choose actors for (a play, for example).
To assign a certain role to (an actor): cast her as the lead.
To assign an actor to (a part): cast each role carefully.
To form (liquid metal, for example) into a particular shape by pouring into a mold.
To give a form to; arrange: decided to cast the book in three parts.
To contrive; devise: cast a plan.
To calculate or compute; add up (a column of figures).
To calculate astrologically: cast my horoscope.
To warp; twist: floorboards cast by age.
To turn (a ship); change to the opposite tack.
To throw something, especially to throw out a lure or bait at the end of a fishing line.
To add a column of figures; make calculations.
To make a conjecture or a forecast.
To receive form or shape in a mold.
To search for a lost scent in hunting with hounds.
To veer to leeward from a former course; fall off.
To put about; tack.
To choose actors for the parts in a play, movie, or other theatrical presentation.
To estimate; conjecture.
The act or an instance of casting or throwing.
The distance thrown.
A throwing of a fishing line or net into the water.
The line or net thrown.
A throw of dice.
The number thrown.
A stroke of fortune or fate; lot.
A direction or expression of the eyes.
A slight squint.
Something, such as molted skin, that is thrown off, out, or away.
The addition of a column of figures; calculation.
A conjecture; a forecast.
The act of pouring molten material into a mold.
The amount of molten material poured into a mold at a single operation.
Something formed by this means: The sculpture was a bronze cast.
An impression formed in a mold or matrix; a mold: a cast of her face made in plaster.
A rigid dressing, usually made of gauze and plaster of Paris, used to immobilize an injured body part, as in a fracture or dislocation.
The form in which something is made or constructed; arrangement: the close-set cast of her features.
Outward form or look; appearance: a suit of stylish cast.
Sort; type: fancied himself to be of a macho cast.
An inclination; tendency: her thoughtful cast of mind.
The actors in a theatrical presentation.
A slight trace of color; a tinge.
A distortion of shape.
The circling of hounds to pick up a scent in hunting.
A pair of hawks released by a falconer at one time.
To make a search; look: had to cast about for an hour, looking for a good campsite.
To devise means; contrive: cast about for new ways to proceed.
To discard; reject: cast off old clothing.
To let go; set loose: cast off a boat; cast off a line.
To make the last row of stitches in knitting.
To estimate the space a mansucript will occupy when set into type.
adj - to throw with force [v CAST, CASTING, CASTS] : CASTABLE