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- A supportive and immobilising device used to help mend broken bones.
- The doctor put a cast on the boy’s broken arm.
- The collective group of actors performing a play or production together. Contrasted with crew.
- He’s in the cast of Oliver.
- The casting procedure.
- The men got into position for the cast, two at the ladle, two with long rods, all with heavy clothing.
- A small mass of earth excreted by a worm.
- The area near the stream was covered with little bubbly worm casts.''
- An object made in a mould.
- The cast would need a great deal of machining to become a recognizable finished part.
- The mould used to make cast objects
- A plaster cast was made of his face.
- A squint.
- To throw forcefully.
- He cast a stone at the dog.
- To throw something down or toss something aside.
- to cast away fear
- She cast the die.
- To throw a fishing line or net into the water.
- The fisherman cast the net into the sea.
- To give birth to prematurely; to miscarry.
- 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Folio Society 2006, vol. 1 p. 98:
- being with childe, they may without feare of accusation, spoyle and cast [tr. avorter] their children, with certaine medicaments, which they have only for that purpose.
- To assign a role in a play or performance.
- The director cast the part carefully.
- To change a variable type from, for example, integer to real, or integer to text.
- Casting is generally an indication of bad design.
- To make by pouring into a mould.
- To lose the hair or fur of the coat, usually in spring.
- To twist or warp.
- To bring the bows of a sailing ship on to the required tack just as the anchor is weighed by use of the headsail.
- To heave the lead and line in order to ascertain the depth of water.
- To add up a column of figures; cross-cast refers to adding up a row of figures.
- 1719 Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe
- I cast up the notches on my post, and found I had been on shore three hundred and sixty-five days.
- To set a bone in a cast.