casting

noun
cast·​ing | \ ˈka-stiŋ How to pronounce casting (audio) \

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

The workers make metal castings for truck engines.

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In a bit of inspired stunt casting, Miley Cyrus plays Ashley O, a pop star whose girl-power rhetoric conceals depression exacerbated by her handlers’ chokehold on her music and persona; the resemblance to Britney Spears doesn’t seem coincidental. Judy Berman, Time, "Black Mirror Used to Be a Terrifying Vision of the Future. Season 5 Is Just Silly," 5 June 2019 Others were quick to make Twilight jokes (of which there are many), but most seem supportive of the casting, noting that Robert is kiiiiinda perfect for the role. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Robert Pattinson to Star in "The Batman"," 1 June 2019 Disenchantment's first major victory is its casting. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Disenchantment review: Groening’s new Netflix toon is off to a bloody good start," 7 Aug. 2018 The characters appear to be right out of central casting. Mary Cadden, USA TODAY, "Empress Maria heads juicy Russian cast in historical novel about the Romanovs," 12 July 2018 Shonda Rhimes popularized the concept of colorblind casting that gave us Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) one of the most popular Black female leads in history. refinery29.com, "What Happened To All Of The Black Teen Shows?," 3 July 2018 There, Drumm learned the art of casting and welding, and began selling his work out of his home. Jennifer Conn, Akron Reporter, cleveland.com, "Akron artist Don Drumm's iconic sun still shining after 60 years," 26 Apr. 2018 This might seem obvious, but casting is all about location, location, location. Alison Caporimo, Seventeen, "Here's Exactly How To Nominate Someone For "Queer Eye"," 28 Mar. 2019 Scarlett Johansson has drawn criticism yet again for a controversial casting choice. Emma Stefansky, HWD, "Scarlett Johansson Under Fire for Playing a Trans Man in Her Next Movie," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of casting

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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casting

noun

English Language Learners Definition of casting

: something made from material that hardens in a mold

casting

noun
cast·​ing | \ ˈka-stiŋ\

Kids Definition of casting

1 : the act or action of someone or something that casts
2 : something that is cast in a mold a bronze casting

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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