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
One casting call was for My Lottery Dream Home, which is a show about lottery winners looking for a new house.
Making new pits involves melting, casting, and machining the plutonium, while assessing how well or poorly the pits are aging requires using various instruments to withdraw small pieces for detailed chemical and material analysis.
Hollywood Offices In the pilot episode, struggling actress Ruth Wilder (Alison Brie) accosts a casting director in a restroom of the Hollywood Offices building in Hollywood.
And as Kevin Lincoln points out in Vulture, overseas box office seems to be a key part of Universal’s plan—as evidenced by the casting of older stars including Crowe, Cruise, and Depp, all of whom bring reliably big hauls at the foreign box office.
Christenson, 78, raises red wigglers — tiny red worms that consume organic waste — for their manure, or castings.
Like the Chiefs casting off another veteran Friday when wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was released two years after signing a five-year, $55 million contract.
The lift comes from the casting of a comedian, Dave Johns, in the title role.
After a year of law school, a casting director invited her to audition for a James Bond movie.
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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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