What does castor mean?

Definitions for castor
ˈkæs tər, ˈkɑ stərcas·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Castor, Alpha Geminorumnoun

    a multiple star with 6 components; second brightest in Gemini; close to Pollux

  2. caster, castornoun

    a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar

  3. caster, castornoun

    a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable

  4. beaver, castornoun

    a hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material)

  5. Castor, genus Castornoun

    type genus of the Castoridae: beavers


  1. castornoun

    A pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture to allow it to be moved.

  2. castornoun

    A hat made from the fur of the beaver.

  3. castornoun

    A caster; a container with perforated cap for sprinkling (e.g. pepper-castor).

  4. Castornoun

    One of the Dioscuri

  5. Castornoun

    A double star in the constellation Gemini; alpha (u03B1) Geminorum.

  6. Etymology: From castor.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Castor, Chester

    Etymology: are derived from the Sax. ceaster , a city, town, or castle; and that from the Latin castrum; the Saxons chusing to fix in such places of strength and figure, as the Romans had before built or fortified. Edmund Gibson Camden.

  2. Castornoun

    Etymology: castor, Lat.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Castornoun

    a genus of rodents, including the beaver. See Beaver

  2. Castornoun

    castoreum. See Castoreum

  3. Castornoun

    a hat, esp. one made of beaver fur; a beaver

  4. Castornoun

    a heavy quality of broadcloth for overcoats

  5. Castornoun

    see Caster, a small wheel

  6. Castornoun

    the northernmost of the two bright stars in the constellation Gemini, the other being Pollux

  7. Castornoun

    alt. of Castorite

  8. Etymology: [L.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Castor

    kas′tor, n. the beaver: a hat made of its fur. [L.,—Gr. kastōr; cf. Sans. kasturi, musk.]

  2. Castor

    kast′or, n. a small wheel on the legs of furniture: a small vessel with perforated top for pepper, &c.—also Cast′er. [From Cast.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. castor

    α Gemini, a well-known nautical star in the zodiac, which has proved to be a double star.


  1. Castor

    (Cas′tor), son of Jupiter and Leda, twin brother of Pollux, noted for his skill in horsemanship. He went with Jason in quest of the Golden Fleece.

Who Was Who?

  1. Castor

    One of Leda's twins. Also invented an oil.

Anagrams for castor »

  1. acrost, actors, co-star, costar, Croats, scrota

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of castor in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of castor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of castor in a Sentence

  1. Neama Rahmani:

    There was a district attorney in Pennsylvania who declined to prosecute Cosby, castor made a very public statement saying that we're not going to prosecute Bill Cosby because of insufficient evidence. Relying on that statement, Cosby and in a subsequent civil case, not a criminal case, was unable to invoke his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination.

  2. Brian McMonagle:

    For all time, yes. Castor suggested that Bill Cosby and Bill Cosby lawyer at the time had the same understanding, because Bill Cosby later agreed to testify without invoking Bill Cosby Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought against Bill Cosby by Constand. Bill Cosby would've had to have been nuts to say those things if there was any chance Bill Cosby could've been prosecuted, Castor said, referring to the damaging testimony unsealed last summer. Castor said he hoped, correctly, at the time that the decision not to prosecute would free the comedian to testify in the lawsuit and help Constand win damages. I thought making Bill Cosby pay money was the best I was going to be able to set the stage for, Bill Cosby told the courtroom. I was hopeful that I had made Ms. Constand a millionaire. She eventually settled for an undisclosed amount. Castor said he relayed word to Walter Phillips, Walter Phillips, that Bill Cosby would not be charged. However, Castor said the two lawyers did not have an agreement that Bill Cosby would testify in exchange for not being prosecuted. Walter Phillips is now dead. Kevin Steele, who is pursuing the case, has said Bill Cosby would need an immunity agreement in writing to get the case thrown out. Kevin Steele has said Kevin Steele has no evidence one exists. While Castor was called as witness by Cosby's side, the former DA told Cosby’s lawyer, Brian McMonagle, he is rooting for the prosecution. Let’s be clear Mr. Brian McMonagle, I'm not on your team here.

  3. Tampa Mayor Jane Castor:

    I'm not painting a pretty picture here. I'm letting the citizens know exactly what we're facing without having complete knowledge Tampa Mayor Jane Castor. Just that we're going to get through this together, but it's going to take all of us.

  4. Tatiana Maslany:

    There definitely is a shift towards the Castor clones that we get to explore them a little bit more.

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