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  3  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]: 
 
  Casting  \Cast"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  one  who  casts  or  throws,  as  in  fishing. 
 
  2.  The  act  or  process  of  making  casts  or  impressions,  or  of 
  shaping  metal  or  plaster  in  a  mold;  the  act  or  the  process 
  of  pouring  molten  metal  into  a  mold. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  cast  in  a  mold;  esp.  the  mass  of  metal  so 
  cast;  as  a  casting  in  iron;  bronze  casting. 
 
  4.  The  warping  of  a  board.  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  5.  The  act  of  casting  off  or  that  which  is  cast  off  as 
  skin,  feathers,  excrement,  etc 
 
  {Casting  of  draperies},  the  proper  distribution  of  the  folds 
  of  garments,  in  painting  and  sculpture. 
 
  {Casting  line}  (Fishing),  the  leader;  also  sometimes  applied 
  to  the  long  reel  line 
 
  {Casting  net},  a  net  which  is  cast  and  drawn,  in  distinction 
  from  a  net  that  is  set  and  left 
 
  {Casting  voice},  {Casting  vote},  the  decisive  vote  of  a 
  presiding  officer,  when  the  votes  of  the  assembly  or  house 
  are  equally  divided.  ``When  there  was  an  equal  vote,  the 
  governor  had  the  casting  voice.''  --B.  Trumbull. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  casting 
  n  1:  object  formed  by  a  mold  [syn:  {cast}] 
  2:  the  act  of  creating  something  by  casting  it  in  a  mold  [syn: 
  {molding}] 
  3:  the  act  of  throwing  a  fishing  line  out  over  the  water  by 
  means  of  a  rod  and  reel  [syn:  {cast}] 
  4:  the  choice  of  actors  to  play  particular  roles  in  a  play  or 
  movie 




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