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Meaning of CASTING

Pronunciation:  'kasting

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie
  2. [n]  the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel
  3. [n]  the act of creating something by casting it in a mold
  4. [n]  object formed by a mold

CASTING is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cast, cast, molding
 See Also: bait casting, block, choice, copy, creating from raw materials, cylinder block, death mask, engine block, fishing, fly casting, life mask, option, overcast, pick, selection, surf casting, surf fishing



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

{Casting weight}, a weight that turns a balance when exactly

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