Definition of casting
1 : something (such as the excrement of an earthworm) that is cast out or off
2 : the act of one that casts: such asa : the throwing of a fishing line by means of a rod and reelb : the assignment of parts and duties to actors or performers
3 : something cast in a mold
Examples of casting in a Sentence
The workers make metal castings for truck engines.
Recent Examples of casting from the Web
The program was founded in Manchester, Vermont, in 1996 by a breast cancer surgeon and a female fly-fishing guide with the theory that the gentle motion of fly casting would be physically therapeutic for women who have had surgery or radiation.
Dane CT Leasure, producing artistic director for Rubber City Shakespeare Co., will bring new life to this classic show through creative concept and casting.
His car, an older-model Toyota Camry sedan, seems to come from central casting.
And those are just a few examples of the show's perhaps unexpected casting.
The series offers diverse casting, furious passions and lavish production values.
With his casting in the Han Solo movie, Donald Glover (Atlanta) is the latest FX talent to parlay a success on your network into other, bigger opportunities elsewhere.
Already a lot of the groundwork has been completed — lighting tests, most of the casting, etc.
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First Known Use of casting
CASTING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of casting for English Language Learners
: something made from material that hardens in a mold
CASTING Defined for Kids
Definition of casting for Students
1 : the act or action of someone or something that casts
2 : something that is cast in a mold a bronze casting
3 : 2cast 9
Medical Definition of casting
1: the act or process of making casts or impressions or of shaping in a mold
2: something cast in a mold
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