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Definitions for casting
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.

Wikipedia

  1. Casting

    Casting is a manufacturing process in which a liquid material is usually poured into a mold, which contains a hollow cavity of the desired shape, and then allowed to solidify. The solidified part is also known as a casting, which is ejected or broken out of the mold to complete the process. Casting materials are usually metals or various time setting materials that cure after mixing two or more components together; examples are epoxy, concrete, plaster and clay. Casting is most often used for making complex shapes that would be otherwise difficult or uneconomical to make by other methods. Heavy equipment like machine tool beds, ships' propellers, etc. can be cast easily in the required size, rather than fabricating by joining several small pieces. Casting is a 7,000-year-old process. The oldest surviving casting is a copper frog from 3200 BC.

ChatGPT

  1. casting

    Casting is a manufacturing technique or process by which a liquid material, such as molten metal, is poured into a mold and allowed to solidify, taking on the shape of the mold. It can also refer to the selection of actors or actresses for roles in a play, movie, or other performance.

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

Wikidata

  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. Mark Warner:

    What you'd like is the President to not worry so much about the short term of staffing, but the long term of vision-casting for America, pull us together as a people, help us deliberate about where we should go and then build a team of great, big-cause, low-ego people around you.

  2. Kyrsten Sinema:

    For too long political games in Washington on both sides of the aisle have stopped progress towards protecting our communities and keeping families safe and secure, casting blame and trading political barbs and attacks became the path of least resistance, but the communities across our country who have experienced senseless violence deserve better than Washington politics as usual.

  3. Cinthya Rodriguez:

    We're now at this new frontier of immigration enforcement, where digital surveillance plays a huge role and the kind of information that ICE is collecting and the net that they're casting is so large that the system is looking completely different.

  4. Nick Merrill:

    As she decides, she's casting a wide net and wants to hear from a variety of people on a range of specific topics, from policy ideas to what a successful campaign would look like.

  5. Nick Adams:

    As a transgender man myself, I see a lot of show runners coming to me and asking about any transgender actors I know of, that's how it's been - a loose network of transgender people who have these databases of friends and acquaintances. Otherwise the casting system is just not set up to search for them.

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