What is cast?

  • (noun): The distinctive form in which a thing is made.
    Example: "Pottery of this cast was found throughout the region"
    Synonyms: mold, stamp
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on cast:

The Brady Bunch - Cast and Characters - Main
... The regular cast appeared in an opening title sequence in which video head shots were arranged in a three-by-three grid, with each cast member appearing ... Although many actors who become type-cast into the roles they played on a particular series resent this, the cast of The Brady Bunch express a contrary attitude ...
Brigadoon - Recordings
... Source-Musicals101 1947 Original Broadway cast recording (incomplete, due to recording limitations of the period some lyrics were censored) 1954 Original motion picture soundtrack (originally incomplete ...
North Wildwood, New Jersey - Government - Politics
... received 58.0% of the vote here (1,415 cast), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama, who received 39.6% (967 votes), with 2,441 ballots cast among the city's 3,263 registered voters, for a ... Bush received 56.4% of the vote here (1,556 ballots cast), outpolling Democrat John Kerry, who received around 42.0% (1,158 votes), with 2,760 ballots cast among the city's 4,001 registered ... received 57.7% of the vote here (987 ballots cast), ahead of both Democrat Jon Corzine with 32.9% (563 votes) and Independent Chris Daggett with 5.7% (98 votes), with 1,711 ballots cast among the city's ...

More definitions of "cast":

  • (noun): A violent throw.
    Synonyms: hurl
  • (noun): Object formed by a mold.
    Synonyms: casting
  • (noun): Container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens.
    Synonyms: mold, mould
  • (verb): Deposit.
    Example: "Cast a vote"; "cast a ballot"
  • (verb): Form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold.
    Example: "Cast a bronze sculpture"
    Synonyms: mold, mould
  • (noun): The visual appearance of something or someone.
    Example: "The delicate cast of his features"
    Synonyms: form, shape
  • (verb): Choose at random.
    Example: "Cast lots"
    Synonyms: draw
  • (noun): Bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal.
    Synonyms: plaster cast, plaster bandage
  • (adj): (of molten metal or glass) formed by pouring or pressing into a mold.
  • (verb): Put or send forth.
    Example: "Cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"
    Synonyms: project, contrive, throw
  • (verb): Assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors.
    Example: "Who cast this beautiful movie?"
  • (verb): Formulate in a particular style or language.
    Example: "She cast her request in very polite language"
    Synonyms: frame, redact, put, couch
  • (noun): The act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel.
    Synonyms: casting
  • (noun): The act of throwing dice.
    Synonyms: roll
  • (verb): Select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet.
    Example: "He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona"

Famous quotes containing the word cast:

    Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted
    within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the
    health of my countenance, and my God.
    Bible: Hebrew Psalm XLII (l. XLII, 11)

    You have overcome yourself: but why do you show yourself to me only as the one overcome? I want to see the victor: cast roses into the abyss and say, “Here is my thanks to the monster, because it didn’t know how to swallow me!”
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    “what has cast such a shadow upon you” “The negro.”
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)