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:

    Just as the creative artist is not allowed to choose, neither is he permitted to turn his back on anything: a single refusal, and he is cast out of the state of grace and becomes sinful all the way through.
    Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926)

    You may, or may not, have better child care instincts than your husband; but his can certainly be developed. If you don’t respect the natural parenting talents that each of you has, you may inadvertently cast the two of you into the skewed but complementary roles of the Expert and the Dumb Apprentice.
    Jean Marzollo (20th century)

    Forgetting: that is a divine capacity. And whoever aspires to the heights and wants to fly must cast off much that is heavy and make himself light—I call it a divine capacity for lightness.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)