: something made from material that hardens in a mold

Full Definition of CASTING

:  something (as the excrement of an earthworm) that is cast out or off
:  the act of one that casts: as
a :  the throwing of a fishing line by means of a rod and reel
b :  the assignment of parts and duties to actors or performers
:  something cast in a mold

Examples of CASTING

  1. The workers make metal castings for truck engines.

First Known Use of CASTING

14th century

Rhymes with CASTING


noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CASTING

: the act or process of making casts or impressions or of shaping in a mold
: something cast in a mold


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Pouring of molten metal into a mold, where it solidifies into the shape of the mold. The process was well established in the Bronze Age, when it was used to form bronze pieces now found in museums. It is particularly valuable for the economical production of complex shapes, ranging from mass-produced parts for automobiles to one-of-a–kind production of statues, jewelry, or massive machinery. Most steel and iron castings (see cast iron) are poured into silica sand. For metals of lower melting point, such as aluminum or zinc, molds can be made of another metal or of sand. See also die casting, founding, investment casting, lost-wax casting, patternmaking.


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