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noun     cast pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] all the performers in a movie, play, etc.

    An all-star cast includes Michael Douglas as the U.S. President.

    She was a member of the cast of The Sound of Music for years.

    cast of:

    The play has a cast of four.

  2. 2
    [countable] a hard cover for protecting a broken or injured part of the body, such as an arm or leg, while it is getting better

    Sheila broke her arm skiing and had to wear a cast.

  3. 3
    [countable] an object formed into a particular shape by pouring a liquid into a mold, allowing the liquid to become hard, and then removing the mold

    The museum’s study hall has casts of many Greek statues.

  4. 4
    [singular] British a particular type of something, especially someone’s mind, face, or features
    cast of mind:

    men of a military cast of mind

    1. a.
      the particular way that something looks, especially if it is only slightly noticeable

      His face had a slightly greenish cast.

  5. 5
    [countable] the action of swinging a fishing line or net into the water
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