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ˈkæs tər, ˈkɑ stərcas·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Castor, Alpha Geminorum(noun)

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

  2. caster, castor(noun)

    a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar

  3. caster, castor(noun)

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

  4. beaver, castor(noun)

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

  5. Castor, genus Castor(noun)

    type genus of the Castoridae: beavers


  1. castor(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From castor.

  2. castor(Noun)

    A hat made from the fur of the beaver.

    Etymology: From castor.

  3. castor(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From castor.

  4. Castor(ProperNoun)

    One of the Dioscuri

    Etymology: From castor.

  5. Castor(ProperNoun)

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

    Etymology: From castor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Castor(noun)

    a genus of rodents, including the beaver. See Beaver

    Etymology: [L.]

  2. Castor(noun)

    castoreum. See Castoreum

    Etymology: [L.]

  3. Castor(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L.]

  4. Castor(noun)

    a heavy quality of broadcloth for overcoats

    Etymology: [L.]

  5. Castor(noun)

    see Caster, a small wheel

    Etymology: [L.]

  6. Castor(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L.]

  7. Castor(noun)

    alt. of Castorite

    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.

Anagrams for castor »

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

How to pronounce castor?

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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. Tatiana Maslany:

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

  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.

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