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Definition of cast noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable] all the people who act in a play or movie The whole cast performed brilliantly. members of the cast an all-star cast (= including many well-known actors) the supporting cast (= not the main actors, but the others) a cast list
  2. on arm/leg
  3. 2(also plaster cast) [countable] a hard cover that is put on an arm, a leg, etc. to protect a broken bone Her leg is in a cast.
  4. in shaping metal
  5. 3[countable] an object that is made by pouring hot liquid metal, etc. into a mold (= a specially shaped container)
  6. 4[countable] a shaped container used to make an object synonym mold
  7. throw
  8. 5[countable] an act of throwing something, especially a fishing line
  9. appearance
  10. 6[singular] (formal) the way that a person or thing is or appears He has an unusual cast of mind. I disliked the arrogant cast to her mouth.
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