casting

noun cast·ing

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 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
3 :something cast in a mold

Examples of casting in a Sentence

  1. The workers make metal castings for truck engines.

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First Known Use of casting

14th century



CASTING Defined for English Language Learners

casting

noun

Definition of casting for English Language Learners

  • : something made from material that hardens in a mold


CASTING Defined for Kids

casting

noun cast·ing \ ˈka-stiŋ \

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 Dictionary

casting

noun cast·ing

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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