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Meaning of cast

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the actors in a play [syn: {cast}, {cast of characters},
           {dramatis personae}]
      2: container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape
         when it hardens [syn: {mold}, {mould}, {cast}]
      3: the distinctive form in which a thing is made; "pottery of
         this cast was found throughout the region" [syn: {cast},
         {mold}, {mould}, {stamp}]
      4: the visual appearance of something or someone; "the delicate
         cast of his features" [syn: {form}, {shape}, {cast}]
      5: bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster
         of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal [syn:
         {cast}, {plaster cast}, {plaster bandage}]
      6: object formed by a mold [syn: {cast}, {casting}]
      7: the act of throwing dice [syn: {cast}, {roll}]
      8: the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by
         means of a rod and reel [syn: {casting}, {cast}]
      9: a violent throw [syn: {hurl}, {cast}]
      v 1: put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the
           corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a
           spell"; "cast a warm light" [syn: {project}, {cast},
           {contrive}, {throw}]
      2: deposit; "cast a vote"; "cast a ballot"
      3: select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie,
         musical, opera, or ballet; "He cast a young woman in the role
         of Desdemona"
      4: throw forcefully [syn: {hurl}, {hurtle}, {cast}]
      5: assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors; "Who cast
         this beautiful movie?"
      6: move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in
         search of food or employment; "The gypsies roamed the woods";
         "roving vagabonds"; "the wandering Jew"; "The cattle roam
         across the prairie"; "the laborers drift from one town to the
         next"; "They rolled from town to town" [syn: {roll},
         {wander}, {swan}, {stray}, {tramp}, {roam}, {cast}, {ramble},
         {rove}, {range}, {drift}, {vagabond}]
      7: form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold;
         "cast a bronze sculpture" [syn: {cast}, {mold}, {mould}]
      8: get rid of; "he shed his image as a pushy boss"; "shed your
         clothes" [syn: {shed}, {cast}, {cast off}, {shake off},
         {throw}, {throw off}, {throw away}, {drop}]
      9: choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots" [syn: {draw},
      10: formulate in a particular style or language; "I wouldn't put
          it that way"; "She cast her request in very polite language"
          [syn: {frame}, {redact}, {cast}, {put}, {couch}]
      11: eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth; "After
          drinking too much, the students vomited"; "He purged
          continuously"; "The patient regurgitated the food we gave
          him last night" [syn: {vomit}, {vomit up}, {purge}, {cast},
          {sick}, {cat}, {be sick}, {disgorge}, {regorge}, {retch},
          {puke}, {barf}, {spew}, {spue}, {chuck}, {upchuck}, {honk},
          {regurgitate}, {throw up}] [ant: {keep down}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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