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Webster 1913 Edition


Casting

Cast′ing

,
Noun.
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.
Casting weight
,
a weight that turns a balance when exactly poised.

Webster 1828 Edition


Casting

CASTING

,
ppr.
Throwing; sending; computing; calculating; turning; giving a preponderancy; deciding; running, or throwing into a mold to give shape. [See Cast.]

CASTING

,
Noun.
1.
The act of casting or founding.
2.
That which is cast in a mold; any vessel formed by casting melted metal into a mold, or in sand.
3.
The taking of casts and impressions of figures, busts, medals, &c.

Definition 2022


casting

casting

See also: cásting

English

Verb

casting

  1. present participle of cast

Noun

casting (plural castings)

  1. The act or process of selecting actors, singers, dancers, models, etc.
  2. A manufacturing process using a mold.
  3. The regurgitation of fur, feathers, and other undigestible material by hawks, to clean and empty their crops.
  4. The excreta of an earthworm or similar creature.
  5. (computing) The act of converting between data types.

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French

Etymology

Borrowing from English casting.

Noun

casting m (plural castings)

  1. casting (selection of actors)

Italian

Etymology

Borrowing from English casting.

Noun

casting m (invariable)

  1. casting (selection of actors)

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈkas̪t̪ʲĩŋk]

Noun

casting m inan

  1. casting (selection of performers)

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Spanish

Noun

casting m (plural castings)

  1. Alternative form of cásting