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Meaning of CASTOR

Pronunciation:  'kastur, 'kastur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  type genus of the Castoridae: beavers
  2. [n]  a hat made of beaver fur or similar material
  3. [n]  a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable
  4. [n]  a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar
  5. [n]  a multiple star with 6 components; second brightest in Gemini; close to Pollux

CASTOR is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Alpha Geminorum, beaver, caster, genus Castor
 See Also: beaver, Castoridae, family Castoridae, fur hat, Gemini, mammal genus, multiple star, roller, shaker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cas"tor\, n. [L. castor the beaver, Gr. ?; of uncertain
    1. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of rodents, including the beaver. See
    2. Castoreum. See {Castoreum}.
    3. A hat, esp. one made of beaver fur; a beaver.
             I have always been known for the jaunty manner in
             which I wear my castor.               --Sir W.
    4. A heavy quality of broadcloth for overcoats.
  2. \Cast"or\, n.
    See {Caster}, a small wheel.
  3. \Cas"tor\, n. [L.] (Astron.)
    the northernmost of the two bright stars in the constellation
    Gemini, the other being Pollux.
  4. \Cas"tor\, Castorite \Cas"tor*ite\, n. [The minerals
    castor and pollux were so named because found together on the
    island of Elba. See {Castor and Pollux}.] (Min.)
    A variety of the mineral called petalite, from Elba.