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  10  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cast  \Cast\  (k[.a]st),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cast};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Casting}.]  [Cf.  Dan.  kaste,  Icel.  &  Sw  kasta;  perh.  akin 
  to  L.  {gerere}  to  bear,  carry.  E.  jest.] 
  1.  To  send  or  drive  by  force;  to  throw;  to  fling;  to  hurl;  to 
  impel. 
 
  Uzziah  prepared  .  .  .  slings  to  cast  stones.  --2 
  Chron.  xxvi. 
  14. 
 
  Cast  thy  garment  about  thee,  and  follow  me  --Acts. 
  xii.  8. 
 
  We  must  be  cast  upon  a  certain  island.  --Acts. 
  xxvii.  26. 
 
  2.  To  direct  or  turn,  as  the  eyes. 
 
  How  earnestly  he  cast  his  eyes  upon  me!  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  drop;  to  deposit;  as  to  cast  a  ballot. 
 
  4.  To  throw  down  as  in  wrestling.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  throw  up  as  a  mound,  or  rampart. 
 
  Thine  enemies  shall  cast  a  trench  [bank]  about  thee. 
  --Luke  xix. 
  48. 
 
  6.  To  throw  off  to  eject;  to  shed;  to  lose. 
 
  His  filth  within  being  cast.  --Shak. 
 
  Neither  shall  your  vine  cast  her  fruit.  --Mal.  iii. 
  11 
 
  The  creatures  that  cast  the  skin  are  the  snake,  the 
  viper,  etc  --Bacon. 
 
  7.  To  bring  forth  prematurely;  to  slink. 
 
  Thy  she-goats  have  not  cast  their  young.  --Gen.  xxi. 
  38. 
 
  8.  To  throw  out  or  emit;  to  exhale.  [Obs.] 
 
  This  .  .  .  casts  a  sulphureous  smell.  --Woodward. 
 
  9.  To  cause  to  fall;  to  shed;  to  reflect;  to  throw;  as  to 
  cast  a  ray  upon  a  screen;  to  cast  light  upon  a  subject. 
 
  10.  To  impose;  to  bestow;  to  rest. 
 
  The  government  I  cast  upon  my  brother.  --Shak. 
 
  Cast  thy  burden  upon  the  Lord.  --Ps.  iv  22. 
 
  11.  To  dismiss;  to  discard;  to  cashier.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  state  can  not  with  safety  cast  him 
 
  12.  To  compute;  to  reckon;  to  calculate;  as  to  cast  a 
  horoscope.  ``Let  it  be  cast  and  paid.''  --Shak. 
 
  You  cast  the  event  of  war,  my  noble  lord.  --Shak. 
 
  13.  To  contrive;  to  plan  [Archaic] 
 
  The  cloister  .  .  .  had  I  doubt  not  been  cast  for 
  [an  orange-house].  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  14.  To  defeat  in  a  lawsuit;  to  decide  against;  to  convict; 
  as  to  be  cast  in  damages. 
 
  She  was  cast  to  be  hanged.  --Jeffrey. 
 
  Were  the  case  referred  to  any  competent  judge,  they 
  would  inevitably  be  cast.  --Dr.  H.  More 
 
  15.  To  turn  (the  balance  or  scale);  to  overbalance;  hence  to 
  make  preponderate;  to  decide;  as  a  casting  voice. 
 
  How  much  interest  casts  the  balance  in  cases 
  dubious!  --South. 
 
  16.  To  form  into  a  particular  shape,  by  pouring  liquid  metal 
  or  other  material  into  a  mold;  to  fashion;  to  found  as 
  to  cast  bells,  stoves,  bullets. 
 
  17.  (Print.)  To  stereotype  or  electrotype. 
 
  18.  To  fix,  distribute,  or  allot,  as  the  parts  of  a  play 
  among  actors;  also  to  assign  (an  actor)  for  a  part 
 
  Our  parts  in  the  other  world  will  be  new  cast. 
  --Addison. 
 
  {To  cast  anchor}  (Naut.)  See  under  {Anchor}. 
 
  {To  cast  a  horoscope},  to  calculate  it 
 
  {To  cast  a}  {horse,  sheep},  or  other  animal,  to  throw  with 
  the  feet  upwards,  in  such  a  manner  as  to  prevent  its 
  rising  again 
 
  {To  cast  a  shoe},  to  throw  off  or  lose  a  shoe,  said  of  a 
  horse  or  ox 
 
  {To  cast  aside},  to  throw  or  push  aside;  to  neglect;  to 
  reject  as  useless  or  inconvenient. 
 
  {To  cast  away}. 
  a  To  throw  away  to  lavish;  to  waste.  ``Cast  away  a 
  life''  --Addison. 
  b  To  reject;  to  let  perish.  ``Cast  away  his  people.'' 
  --Rom.  xi  1.  ``Cast  one  away.''  --Shak. 
  c  To  wreck.  ``Cast  away  and  sunk.''  --Shak. 
 
  {To  cast  by},  to  reject;  to  dismiss  or  discard;  to  throw 
  away 
 
  {To  cast  down},  to  throw  down  to  destroy;  to  deject  or 
  depress,  as  the  mind.  ``Why  art  thou  cast  down  O  my 
  soul?''  --Ps.  xiii.  5. 
 
  {To  cast  forth},  to  throw  out  or  eject,  as  from  an  inclosed 
  place  to  emit;  to  send  out 
 
  {To  cast  in  one's  lot  with},  to  share  the  fortunes  of 
 
  {To  cast  in  one's  teeth},  to  upbraid  or  abuse  one  for  to 
  twin. 
 
  {To  cast  lots}.  See  under  {Lot}. 
 
  {To  cast  off}. 
  a  To  discard  or  reject;  to  drive  away  to  put  off  to 
  free  one's  self  from 
  b  (Hunting)  To  leave  behind,  as  dogs;  also  to  set 
  loose,  or  free  as  dogs.  --Crabb. 
  c  (Naut.)  To  untie,  throw  off  or  let  go  as  a  rope. 
 
  {To  cast  off  copy},  (Print.),  to  estimate  how  much  printed 
  matter  a  given  amount  of  copy  will  make  or  how  large  the 
  page  must  be  in  order  that  the  copy  may  make  a  given 
  number  of  pages. 
 
  {To  cast  one's  self}  {on  or  upon}  to  yield  or  submit  one's 
  self  unreservedly  to  as  to  the  mercy  of  another. 
 
  {To  cast  out},  to  throw  out  to  eject,  as  from  a  house;  to 
  cast  forth;  to  expel;  to  utter. 
 
  {To  cast  the  lead}  (Naut.),  to  sound  by  dropping  the  lead  to 
  the  bottom. 
 
  {To  cast  the  water}  (Med.),  to  examine  the  urine  for  signs  of 
  disease.  [Obs.]. 
 
  {To  cast  up}. 
  a  To  throw  up  to  raise. 
  b  To  compute;  to  reckon,  as  the  cost. 
  c  To  vomit. 
  d  To  twit  with  to  throw  in  one's  teeth. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cast  \Cast\, 
  3d  pres.  of  {Cast},  for  Casteth  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cast  \Cast\,  n.  [Cf.  Icel.,  Dan.,  &  Sw  kast.] 
  1.  The  act  of  casting  or  throwing;  a  throw. 
 
  2.  The  thing  thrown. 
 
  A  cast  of  dreadful  dust.  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  The  distance  to  which  a  thing  is  or  can  be  thrown.  ``About 
  a  stone's  cast.''  --Luke  xxii.  41. 
 
  4.  A  throw  of  dice;  hence  a  chance  or  venture. 
 
  An  even  cast  whether  the  army  should  march  this  way 
  or  that  way  --Sowth. 
 
  I  have  set  my  life  upon  a  cast,  And  I  will  stand  the 
  hazard  of  the  die.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  That  which  is  throw  out  or  off  shed,  or  ejected;  as  the 
  skin  of  an  insect,  the  refuse  from  a  hawk's  stomach,  the 
  excrement  of  a  earthworm. 
 
  6.  The  act  of  casting  in  a  mold. 
 
  And  why  such  daily  cast  of  brazen  cannon.  --Shak. 
 
  7.  An  impression  or  mold,  taken  from  a  thing  or  person; 
  amold;  a  pattern. 
 
  8.  That  which  is  formed  in  a  mild;  esp.  a  reproduction  or 
  copy,  as  of  a  work  of  art,  in  bronze  or  plaster,  etc.;  a 
  casting. 
 
  9.  Form  appearence;  mien;  air;  style;  as  a  peculiar  cast  of 
  countenance.  ``A  neat  cast  of  verse.''  --Pope. 
 
  An  heroic  poem,  but  in  another  cast  and  figure. 
  --Prior. 
 
  And  thus  the  native  hue  of  resolution  Is  sicklied 
  o'er  with  the  pale  cast  of  thought.  --Shak. 
 
  10.  A  tendency  to  any  color;  a  tinge;  a  shade. 
 
  Gray  with  a  cast  of  green.  --Woodward. 
 
  11.  A  chance,  opportunity,  privilege,  or  advantage; 
  specifically,  an  opportunity  of  riding;  a  lift.  [Scotch] 
 
  We  bargained  with  the  driver  to  give  us  a  cast  to 
  the  next  stage.  --Smollett. 
 
  If  we  had  the  cast  o'  a  cart  to  bring  it  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  12.  The  assignment  of  parts  in  a  play  to  the  actors. 
 
  13.  (Falconary)  A  flight  or  a  couple  or  set  of  hawks  let  go 
  at  one  time  from  the  hand.  --Grabb. 
 
  As  when  a  cast  of  falcons  make  their  flight. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  14.  A  stoke,  touch,  or  trick.  [Obs.] 
 
  This  was  a  cast  of  Wood's  politics;  for  his 
  information  was  wholly  false.  --Swift. 
 
  15.  A  motion  or  turn,  as  of  the  eye;  direction;  look  glance; 
  squint. 
 
  The  cast  of  the  eye  is  a  gesture  of  aversion. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  And  let  you  see  with  one  cast  of  an  eye.  --Addison. 
 
  This  freakish,  elvish  cast  came  into  the  child's 
  eye.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  16.  A  tube  or  funnel  for  conveying  metal  into  a  mold. 
 
  17.  Four  that  is  as  many  as  are  thrown  into  a  vessel  at 
  once  in  counting  herrings,  etc  a  warp. 
 
  18.  Contrivance;  plot,  design.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  {A  cast  of  the  eye},  a  slight  squint  or  strabismus. 
 
  {Renal  cast}  (Med.),  microscopic  bodies  found  in  the  urine  of 
  persons  affected  with  disease  of  the  kidneys;  --  so  called 
  because  they  are  formed  of  matter  deposited  in  and 
  preserving  the  outline  of  the  renal  tubes. 
 
  {The  last  cast},  the  last  throw  of  the  dice  or  last  effort, 
  on  which  every  thing  is  ventured;  the  last  chance. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cast  \Cast\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  throw,  as  a  line  in  angling,  esp,  with  a  fly  hook. 
 
  2.  (Naut.)  To  turn  the  head  of  a  vessel  around  from  the  wind 
  in  getting  under  weigh. 
 
  Weigh  anchor,  cast  to  starboard.  --Totten. 
 
  3.  To  consider;  to  turn  or  revolve  in  the  mind;  to  plan  as 
  to  cast  about  for  reasons. 
 
  She  .  .  .  cast  in  her  mind  what  manner  of  salution 
  this  should  be  --Luke.  i.  29. 
 
  4.  To  calculate;  to  compute.  [R.] 
 
  Who  would  cast  and  balance  at  a  desk.  --Tennyson. 
 
  5.  To  receive  form  or  shape  in  a  mold. 
 
  It  will  not  run  thin,  so  as  to  cast  and  mold. 
  --Woodward. 
 
  6.  To  warp;  to  become  twisted  out  of  shape. 
 
  Stuff  is  said  to  cast  or  warp  when  .  .  .  it  alters 
  its  flatness  or  straightness.  --Moxon. 
 
  7.  To  vomit. 
 
  These  verses  .  .  .  make  me  ready  to  cast.  --B. 
  Jonson 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gun  \Gun\,  n.  [OE.  gonne,  gunne;  of  uncertain  origin;  cf  Ir., 
  {Gael}.)  A  LL  gunna,  W.  gum;  possibly  (like  cannon)  fr  L. 
  canna  reed,  tube;  or  abbreviated  fr  OF  mangonnel,  E. 
  mangonel,  a  machine  for  hurling  stones.] 
  1.  A  weapon  which  throws  or  propels  a  missile  to  a  distance; 
  any  firearm  or  instrument  for  throwing  projectiles  by  the 
  explosion  of  gunpowder,  consisting  of  a  tube  or  barrel 
  closed  at  one  end  in  which  the  projectile  is  placed,  with 
  an  explosive  charge  behind,  which  is  ignited  by  various 
  means  Muskets,  rifles,  carbines,  and  fowling  pieces  are 
  smaller  guns,  for  hand  use  and  are  called  {small  arms}. 
  Larger  guns  are  called  {cannon},  {ordnance}, 
  {fieldpieces},  {carronades},  {howitzers},  etc  See  these 
  terms  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  As  swift  as  a  pellet  out  of  a  gunne  When  fire  is  in 
  the  powder  runne.  --Chaucer. 
 
  The  word  gun  was  in  use  in  England  for  an  engine  to 
  cast  a  thing  from  a  man  long  before  there  was  any 
  gunpowder  found  out  --Selden. 
 
  2.  (Mil.)  A  piece  of  heavy  ordnance;  in  a  restricted  sense  a 
  cannon. 
 
  3.  pl  (Naut.)  Violent  blasts  of  wind. 
 
  Note:  Guns  are  classified,  according  to  their  construction  or 
  manner  of  loading  as  {rifled}  or  {smoothbore}, 
  {breech-loading}  or  {muzzle-loading},  {cast}  or 
  {built-up  guns};  or  according  to  their  use  as  {field}, 
  {mountain},  {prairie},  {seacoast},  and  {siege  guns}. 
 
  {Armstrong  gun},  a  wrought  iron  breech-loading  cannon  named 
  after  its  English  inventor,  Sir  William  Armstrong. 
 
  {Great  gun},  a  piece  of  heavy  ordnance;  hence  (Fig.),  a 
  person  superior  in  any  way 
 
  {Gun  barrel},  the  barrel  or  tube  of  a  gun. 
 
  {Gun  carriage},  the  carriage  on  which  a  gun  is  mounted  or 
  moved 
 
  {Gun  cotton}  (Chem.),  a  general  name  for  a  series  of 
  explosive  nitric  ethers  of  cellulose,  obtained  by  steeping 
  cotton  in  nitric  and  sulphuric  acids.  Although  there  are 
  formed  substances  containing  nitric  acid  radicals,  yet  the 
  results  exactly  resemble  ordinary  cotton  in  appearance.  It 
  burns  without  ash,  with  explosion  if  confined,  but  quietly 
  and  harmlessly  if  free  and  open  and  in  small  quantity. 
  Specifically,  the  lower  nitrates  of  cellulose  which  are 
  insoluble  in  ether  and  alcohol  in  distinction  from  the 
  highest  (pyroxylin)  which  is  soluble.  See  {Pyroxylin},  and 
  cf  {Xyloidin}.  The  gun  cottons  are  used  for  blasting  and 
  somewhat  in  gunnery:  for  making  celluloid  when  compounded 
  with  camphor;  and  the  soluble  variety  (pyroxylin)  for 
  making  collodion.  See  {Celluloid},  and  {Collodion}.  Gun 
  cotton  is  frequenty  but  improperly  called  nitrocellulose. 
  It  is  not  a  nitro  compound,  but  an  ethereal  salt  of  nitric 
  acid. 
 
  {Gun  deck}.  See  under  {Deck}. 
 
  {Gun  fire},  the  time  at  which  the  morning  or  the  evening  gun 
  is  fired. 
 
  {Gun  metal},  a  bronze,  ordinarily  composed  of  nine  parts  of 
  copper  and  one  of  tin,  used  for  cannon,  etc  The  name  is 
  also  given  to  certain  strong  mixtures  of  cast  iron. 
 
  {Gun  port}  (Naut.),  an  opening  in  a  ship  through  which  a 
  cannon's  muzzle  is  run  out  for  firing. 
 
  {Gun  tackle}  (Naut.),  the  blocks  and  pulleys  affixed  to  the 
  side  of  a  ship,  by  which  a  gun  carriage  is  run  to  and  from 
  the  gun  port. 
 
  {Gun  tackle  purchase}  (Naut.),  a  tackle  composed  of  two 
  single  blocks  and  a  fall.  --Totten. 
 
  {Krupp  gun},  a  wrought  steel  breech-loading  cannon,  named 
  after  its  German  inventor,  Herr  Krupp. 
 
  {Machine  gun},  a  breech-loading  gun  or  a  group  of  such  guns, 
  mounted  on  a  carriage  or  other  holder,  and  having  a 
  reservoir  containing  cartridges  which  are  loaded  into  the 
  gun  or  guns  and  fired  in  rapid  succession,  sometimes  in 
  volleys,  by  machinery  operated  by  turning  a  crank.  Several 
  hundred  shots  can  be  fired  in  a  minute  with  accurate  aim 
  The  {Gatling  gun},  {Gardner  gun},  {Hotchkiss  gun},  and 
  {Nordenfelt  gun},  named  for  their  inventors,  and  the 
  French  {mitrailleuse},  are  machine  guns. 
 
  {To  blow  great  guns}  (Naut.),  to  blow  a  gale.  See  {Gun},  n., 
  3. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cast 
  adj  :  (of  molten  metal  or  glass)  formed  by  pouring  or  pressing 
  into  a  mold 
  n  1:  the  actors  in  a  play  [syn:  {cast  of  characters},  {dramatis 
  personae}] 
  2:  a  container  into  which  liquid  is  poured  to  create  a  given 
  shape  when  it  hardens  [syn:  {mold},  {mould}] 
  3:  the  distinctive  form  in  which  a  thing  is  made  "pottery  of 
  this  cast  was  found  throughout  the  region"  [syn:  {mold},  {stamp}] 
  4:  the  visual  appearance  of  something  or  someone  "the  delicate 
  cast  of  his  features"  [syn:  {form},  {shape}] 
  5:  a  firm  covering  (often  made  of  plaster  of  Paris)  that 
  immobilizes  broken  bones  while  they  heal  [syn:  {plaster 
  cast}] 
  6:  object  formed  by  a  mold  [syn:  {casting}] 
  7:  the  act  of  throwing  dice  [syn:  {roll}] 
  8:  the  act  of  throwing  a  fishing  line  out  over  the  water  by 
  means  of  a  rod  and  reel  [syn:  {casting}] 
  9:  a  violent  throw  [syn:  {hurl}] 
  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},  {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 
  4:  throw  forcefully  [syn:  {hurl},  {hurtle}] 
  5:  assign  the  roles  of  (a  movie  or  a  play)  to  actors;  "Who  cast 
  this  beautiful  movie?" 
  6:  wander  about  aimlessly;  "The  gypsies  roamed  the  woods"  [syn: 
  {wander},  {swan},  {stray},  {roam},  {ramble},  {rove},  {range}, 
  {drift},  {vagabond}] 
  7:  make  by  pouring  into  a  cast  or  mold  [syn:  {mold},  {mould}] 
  8:  get  rid  of  "he  shed  his  image  as  a  pushy  boss"  [syn:  {shed}, 
  {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},  {put},  {couch}] 
  11:  eject  the  contents  of  the  stomach  through  the  mouth;  "After 
  drinking  too  much  the  students  vomited"  [syn:  {vomit},  {vomit 
  up},  {sick},  {cat},  {regurgitate},  {be  sick},  {disgorge}, 
  {regorge},  {retch},  {puke},  {barf},  {spew},  {spue},  {chuck}, 
  {upchuck},  {honk},  {throw  up}]  [ant:  {keep  down}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  CAST 
 
  {Computer  Aided  Software  Testing} 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  cast 
 
  {explicit  type  conversion} 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CAST 
  ???  (cryptography) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  CAST 
  Computer  Aided  Software  Testing 
 
 




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