cast of characters

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of cast of characters

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

cast play
  1. : to cause to move or send forth by throwing

  2. : direct

  3. : to put forth

  1. : an act of casting

  2. : something that happens as a result of chance

  3. : a throw of dice

character play characters
  1. : one of the attributes (see 1attribute 1) or features that make up and distinguish an individual

  2. : a feature used to separate distinguishable things into categories

  3. : the aggregate of distinctive qualities characteristic of a breed, strain, or type

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

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

  1. : characterize

  2. : represent, portray

  3. : engrave, inscribe


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