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Definition of "casting" [cast•ing]

  • The act or process of making casts or molds. (noun)
  • Something cast in a mold. (noun)
  • The act of throwing a fishing line. (noun)
  • Something cast off or out. (noun)
  • The selection of actors or performers for the parts of a presentation. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "casting" in a sentence
  • "She had registered with a recruiting agency and was called for what she called a "casting.""
  • "It's part of what they describe as casting a wide net to build intelligence."
  • "Judy Walsh says the family is not interested in casting blame and wants his memorial service to be a call for tolerance."