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  • n  the actors in a play
  • n  container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
  • n  the distinctive form in which a thing is made
    pottery of this cast was found throughout the region
  • n  the visual appearance of something or someone
    the delicate cast of his features
  • n  bandage consisting of a firm covering (often made of plaster of Paris) that immobilizes broken bones while they heal
  • n  object formed by a mold
  • n  the act of throwing dice
  • n  the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel
  • n  a violent throw
  • v  put or send forth
    cast a spell
    cast a warm light
  • v  deposit
    cast a vote
    cast a ballot
  • v  select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet
    He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona
  • v  throw forcefully
  • v  assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors
    Who cast this beautiful movie?
  • v  move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
  • v  form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold
    cast a bronze sculpture
  • v  get rid of
  • v  choose at random
    cast lots
  • v  formulate in a particular style or language
    She cast her request in very polite language
  • v  eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth

  • In the martial-arts drama Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee and a cast of big stars struggle with moviemaking on the mainland (11291999).
  • JASON: Fatal, vile sorceress, Cruel woman, whom I have cast out, go away, go away from here! Your punishment awaits you! MEDEA : Ah! Leave here? If this is to be my.
  • But if you think the heft of the material had any effect on the seriousness with which the all-star ensemble cast prepared for their roleswell, you'd be right.
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  • Tony Kornheiser in Washington Post
    If I could handpick a replacement of a football guy, I would cast a net and drag in Jon Gruden,Kornheiser said. "He is the two things you most want -- smart and funny -- and has the two things I don't -- good hair and a tan."
  • President Bush in ABC News
    No matter how they cast their votes, all Americans can be proud of the history that was made,Bush said.
  • Antonin Scalia in
    As the Supreme Court explained, however, the Second Amendment "is not unlimited," and its ruling in Heller "should [not] be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons."

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