Cast

Cast may refer to:

  • Cast member, (c.1631) a group of performers in a play, movie, or performing arts
  • Orthopedic cast, a protective shell which is used to help heal broken bones by holding the limb in place
  • In archaeology, a cavity formed by the decomposition of wood furnishings or human or animal remains, previously covered due to volcanic ash fall
  • The casting of magic spells
  • In falconry, flying two or more falconry birds together
  • Plaster cast, a copy made in plaster of another three-dimensional form, for example a sculpture
  • In computer science, typecast refers to explicitly changing the interpretation of the bit pattern representing a value, from one type to another.
  • In fishing, to cast a line refers to the act of throwing bait or a lure using a fishing line out over the water using a flexible fishing rod

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Famous quotes containing the word cast:

    What is the use of “good” painting? We want a spell cast upon the optical part of our existence! We seldom really see the world, but when we do, we become as still as a picture.
    Robert Musil (1880–1942)

    Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted
    within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the
    health of my countenance, and my God.
    Bible: Hebrew Psalm XLII (l. XLII, 11)

    ... stars that marked
    those in whose faces
    you had not
    looked. ‘They were cast out
    as if they were
    some animals, some beasts.’
    Denise Levertov (b. 1923)