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casting 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/ˈkastiNG/,
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castings, plural;
  1. An object made by pouring molten metal or other material into a mold


  1. cast: object formed by a mold
  2. molding: the act of creating something by casting it in a mold
  3. the act of throwing a fishing line out over the water by means of a rod and reel
  4. the choice of actors to play particular roles in a play or movie
  5. (cast) the actors in a play
  6. (cast) project: put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light"
  7. In falconry, casting involves giving a hawk roughage, which is regurgitated later to purge and cleanse its crop. Hawks in the wild will produce castings of their own accord, in the form of small pellets of fur, feathers, and other undigestible material, regurgitated hours after it has eaten. ...
  8. In metalworking, casting involves pouring a liquid metal into a mold, which contains a hollow cavity of the desired shape, and then is allowed to solidify. The solidified part is also known as a casting, which is ejected or broken out of the mold to complete the process. ...
  9. In the performing arts, casting (or casting call) is a vital pre-production process for selecting a cast (a meaning of the word recorded since 1631) of actors, dancers, singers, models and other talent for a live or recorded performance.
  10. Autotomy (from the Greek auto = "self-" and tomy = "severing") or self amputation is the act whereby an animal severs one or more of its own appendages, usually as a self-defense mechanism designed to elude a predator's grasp. The lost body part may be regenerated later.
  11. (Cast (archery)) A bow's cast is the distance it can shoot an arrow in archery.World Book Encyclopedia, 1972.
  12. (CAST (axion observatory)) The CERN Axion Solar Telescope (CAST) is an experiment in astroparticle physics to search for axions originating from the Sun. The experiment, sited at CERN in Switzerland, came online in 2002 with the first data-taking run starting in May 2003. ...
  13. The act or process of selecting actors, singers, dancers, models, etc; A manufacturing process using a mold; The regurgitation of fur, feathers, and other undigestible material by hawks, to clean and empty their crops; The excreta of an earthworm or similar creature
  14. (cast) An act of throwing; Something which has been thrown, dispersed etc; A small mass of earth "thrown off" or excreted by a worm; The collective group of actors performing a play or production together. ...
  15. (casted) Having membership in a caste
  16. (Castings) A model kit part that was cast from a mold. In garage kits, molds are usually made from RTV rubber and the castings are made in polyurethane resin.
  17. (Castings) Also known as vermicast. Commonly referred as worm poo and are the organic substance which is the end result of organic matter ingested by a worm. Castings contain nutrients that aid plant growth. ...
  18. (Castings) This is the term used for a new un-machined camshaft.
  19. (Castings) Worm poop - vermicast (VC).
  20. (Castings) manure from red wriggler worms that can be used as a soil conditioner to provide aeration, drainage, and nutrients to soil.
  21. (Castings) manure, i.e., excretion, of earthworms. Earthworm castings are high in nutrients for plants and microorganisms.
  22. (CAST) To form material into a certain shape by pouring it into a mold and letting it harden without applying external pressure. Mold Making
  23. (cast(ing)) To form into a particular shape by pouring fluid matter into a mold and allowing it to harden, such as making a picture frame ornament.
  24. (Cast (proof)) Any reproduction of a die cavity in any material‚ frequently lead‚ plaster or epoxy‚ used to confirm the exactness of the cavity. See Die Proof.
  25. (Cast) A horse, which rolls and gets stuck, either up against the wall of his stall, or near a fence, etc. is said to be cast. Human intervention can be necessary to release the horse.