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cast of characters

Definition of cast of characters

  1. —sometimes used to refer to a group of people who have important roles in a book, story, or event <The cast of characters includes President Johnson and his top advisers during the Vietnam War.>



Word by Word Definitions

castplay
  1. :  to cause to move or send forth by throwing

    :  direct

    :  to put forth

  1. :  an act of casting

    :  something that happens as a result of chance

    :  a throw of dice

characterplay characters
  1. :  a conventionalized graphic device placed on an object as an indication of ownership, origin, or relationship

    :  a graphic symbol (as a hieroglyph or alphabet letter) used in writing or printing

    :  a magical or astrological emblem

  1. :  engrave, inscribe

    :  represent, portray

    :  characterize

  1. :  capable of portraying an unusual or eccentric personality often markedly different from the player

    :  requiring or involving the portrayal of an unusual or eccentric personality


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