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:

    ... 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)

    Nothing is so foolish, they say, as for a man to stand for office and woo the crowd to win its vote, buy its support with presents, court the applause of all those fools and feel self-satisfied when they cry their approval, and then in his hour of triumph to be carried round like an effigy for the public to stare at, and end up cast in bronze to stand in the market place.
    Desiderius Erasmus (c. 1466–1536)

    The statue of Freedom has not been cast yet, the furnace is hot, we can all still burn our fingers.
    Georg Büchner (1813–1837)