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 melt your metals and cast them into the most beautiful moulds you can; they will never excite me like the forms which this molten earth flows out into. And not only it, but the institutions upon it are plastic like clay in the hands of the potter.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I have a notion that gamblers are as happy as most people, being always excited; women, wine, fame, the table, even ambition, sate now & then, but every turn of the card & cast of the dice keeps the gambler alive—besides one can game ten times longer than one can do any thing else.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)