Definitions for castingˈkæs tɪŋ, ˈkɑ stɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cast•ingˈkæs tɪŋ, ˈkɑ stɪŋ(n.)

  1. the act of one that casts.

  2. something that has been cast in a mold.

  3. the act or process of choosing actors for a play, movie, etc.

    Category: Showbiz

  4. the act or skill of throwing a fishing line using a rod and reel.

    Category: Sport

  5. Category: Zoology

    Ref: cast (def. 60). 70

Origin of casting:

1250–1300

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cast, casting(noun)

    object formed by a mold

  2. molding, casting(noun)

    the act of creating something by casting it in a mold

  3. casting, cast(noun)

    the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel

  4. casting(noun)

    the choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie

Wiktionary

  1. casting(Noun)

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

  2. casting(Noun)

    A manufacturing process using a mold.

  3. casting(Noun)

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

  4. casting(Noun)

    The excreta of an earthworm or similar creature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Casting

    of Cast

  2. Casting(noun)

    the act of one who casts or throws, as in fishing

  3. Casting(noun)

    the act or process of making casts or impressions, or of shaping metal or plaster in a mold; the act or the process of pouring molten metal into a mold

  4. Casting(noun)

    that which is cast in a mold; esp. the mass of metal so cast; as, a casting in iron; bronze casting

  5. Casting(noun)

    the warping of a board

  6. Casting(noun)

    the act of casting off, or that which is cast off, as skin, feathers, excrement, etc

Freebase

  1. Casting

    In metalworking, casting involves pouring liquid metal into a mold, which contains a hollow cavity of the desired shape, and then allowing it to cool and solidify. The solidified part is also known as a casting, which is ejected or broken out of the mold to complete the process. Casting is most often used for making complex shapes that would be difficult or uneconomical to make by other methods. Casting processes have been known for thousands of years, and widely used for sculpture, especially in bronze, jewellery in precious metals, and weapons and tools. Traditional techniques include lost-wax casting, plaster mold casting and sand casting. The modern casting process is subdivided into two main categories: expendable and non-expendable casting. It is further broken down by the mold material, such as sand or metal, and pouring method, such as gravity, vacuum, or low pressure.

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