[ kas-ting, kah-sting ]
/ ˈkæs tɪŋ, ˈkɑ stɪŋ /


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

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at cast, -ing1


mul·ti·cast·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for multicasting

/ (ˈkɑːstɪŋ) /


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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