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ˈkæs tɪŋ, ˈkɑ stɪŋcast·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cast, castingnoun

    object formed by a mold

  2. molding, castingnoun

    the act of creating something by casting it in a mold

  3. casting, castnoun

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

  4. castingnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. castingnoun

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

  2. castingnoun

    A manufacturing process using a mold.

  3. castingnoun

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

  4. castingnoun

    The excreta of an earthworm or similar creature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Casting

    of Cast

  2. Castingnoun

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

  3. Castingnoun

    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. Castingnoun

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

  5. Castingnoun

    the warping of a board

  6. Castingnoun

    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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. casting

    The rejection of horses deemed unfit for further cavalry use.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of casting in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of casting in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of casting in a Sentence

  1. Owen Gleiberman:

    Harrison Ford as the President of the United States in Air Force One is such a perfect piece of casting that it's once a fantasy and a joke The joke is how perfect the fantasy is.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Xi Jinping's got 10 people standing behind Xi Jinping. Every one is central casting. Central casting. Glasses, pad.

  3. Tom Vilsack:

    We were going to talk to you tonight about biofuels. But the powerful storm that swept through Iowa last week has taken a terrible toll on our farmers, our small businesses and our families who are still without power, so while we have the honor of casting Iowa's votes -- 11 for Bernie Sanders and 38 for Joe Biden -- we also want to ask to keep Iowans in your thoughts during this difficult time.

  4. Jeff Bock:

    Disney's' Mulan' was tailor made for Chinese audiences — from casting, to story, to execution, it was always meant to be a film that China would embrace, and hopefully, turn into a commercial juggernaut.

  5. William Guillory:

    What I'm talking about is casting a wider net, if [candidates] don't have the skill set you need why can't you create some kind of Google University component that adds the layer of skills you're looking for?

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