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definition of the word cast

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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c.1230, from Old Norse kasta (to throw). c.1300, for the noun sense of "a throw".



cast (plural casts)

  1. A supportive and immobilising device used to help mend broken bones.
    The doctor put a cast on the boy’s broken arm.
  2. The collective group of actors performing a play or production together. Contrasted with crew.
    He’s in the cast of Oliver.
  3. The casting procedure.
    The men got into position for the cast, two at the ladle, two with long rods, all with heavy clothing.
  4. A small mass of earth excreted by a worm.
    The area near the stream was covered with little bubbly worm casts.
  5. An object made in a mould.
    The cast would need a great deal of machining to become a recognizable finished part.
  6. The mould used to make cast objects
    A plaster cast was made of his face.
  7. A squint.
  8. Visual appearance.
    Her features had a delicate cast to them.
  9. An animal, especially a horse, that is unable to rise without assistance.

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