- the act or process of a person or thing that casts.
- something cast; any article that has been cast in a mold.
- the act or process of choosing actors to play the various roles in a theatrical production, motion picture, etc.
- the act or skill of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel: I'll have to improve my casting if I'm ever going to learn to fish well.
- Zoology. cast(def 62).
Origin of casting
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- an object or figure that has been cast, esp in metal from a mould
- the process of transferring molten steel to a mould
- the choosing of actors for a production
- hunting the act of directing a pack of hounds over ground where their quarry may recently have passed so that they can quest for, discover, or recapture its scent
- zoology another word for cast (def. 28), pellet (def. 4)
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Word Origin and History for multicasting
c.1300, "a throwing; late 14c., "a metal casting, a product of a cast;" verbal noun from cast (v.). Theatrical sense is from 1814. Casting couch in the naughty-Hollywood sense is from 1948.
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