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casting (creating from raw materials)

Definition:

the act of creating something by casting it in a mold

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Related to:

cast

Plural:

castings

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

molding [American spelling] | moulding [British/Canadian spelling]

Etymology:

from Old Norse kasta
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of casting...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Casting

a manufacturing process by which a liquid material is usually poured into a mold, which contains a hollow cavity of the desired shape, and then allowed to solidify. The solidified part is also known as a casting, which is ejected or broken out of the... (45 of 687 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Casting

Casting (disambiguation)

a manufacturing process using a fluid medium in a mould, so as to produce a casting. Casting (metalworking) is one notable variant of this, using molten metal. | Casting can also refer to: A process in sculpture of converting plastic materials into... (41 of 229 words, 14 definitions)

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Collins Dictionary:

casting | cast | be cast [sense-specific] | cast in one's lot with [sense-specific] | cast (sense 28), pellet [sense-specific] | pellet [sense-specific]

an object or figure that has been cast, especially in metal from a mould | the process of transferring molten steel to a mould | the choosing of ... (26 of 1241 words, 61 definitions, 20 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/casting

Britannica Encyclopedia:

casting [technology]

in the metal and plastics industry, the process whereby molten material is poured or forced into a mold and allowed to harden. See founding. (24 of 25 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/98624​/casting

Columbia Encyclopedia:

casting | founding

shaping of metal by melting and pouring into a mold. Most castings, especially large ones, are made in sand molds. Sand, mixed with a binder to hold ... (27 of 183 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0810772​.html

Random House Dictionary:

casting | cast [zoology, definition 70, synonym, sense-specific]

the act or process of a person or thing that casts. | something cast; any article that has been cast in a mold. | the act or process of choosing ... (28 of 90 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/casting

Merriam-Webster:

casting

something (as the excrement of an earthworm) that is cast out or off | the act of one that casts: as ; the throwing of a fishing line by means of a ... (31 of 89 words, 3 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/casting

Wiktionary:

casting | castings [plural] | audition [synonym, sense-specific]

Present participle of cast. | [computing] The act of converting between data types. | The act or process of selecting actors, singers, dancers, models, etc. | A manufacturing process using a mold. | The regurgitation of fur, feathers, and other ... (36 of 59 words, 6 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/casting

Macmillan British Dictionary:

casting | castings [plural]

[uncountable] the process of choosing people to act in a film, play etc | [countable] an object formed into a particular shape by pouring a liquid ... (25 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/casting

American Heritage Dictionary:

casting

The act or process of making casts or molds. | Something cast in a mold. | The act of throwing a fishing line. | Something cast off or out. | The ... (27 of 41 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/casting

Oxford Dictionary:

casting

an object made by pouring molten metal or other material into a mould (13 of 38 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/casting

New World Dictionary:

casting

the action of a person or thing that casts (in various senses) | anything, especially a metal piece, that has been cast in a mold | [zoology] anything ... (26 of 38 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/casting

Cambridge Dictionary:

moulding [British] | molding [United States]

a piece of wood, plastic, stone, etc. which has been made into a particular shape to decorate the top or bottom of a wall, or a door, window or piece ... (30 of 42 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/moulding

Encarta Dictionary:

casting | castings [plural]

the making of a solid object by pouring molten metal, glass, or plastic into a mold and allowing it to cool | an object made using a mold | the ... (28 of 145 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861595346​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Collins Dictionary:

casting | cast

First use: 13th century

Origin: from Old Norse kasta

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/casting

Audio references

Wiktionary:

casting

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "casting"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/casting

Collins Dictionary:

casting | cast

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "casting"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/casting

Macmillan British Dictionary:

casting | castings [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "casting"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/casting

Macmillan American Dictionary:

casting | castings [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "casting"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/casting

the Free Dictionary:

casting

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "casting"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "casting"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "casting" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/casting

Google Dictionary:

casting | castings [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "casting"

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YourDictionary Audio:

casting

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "casting" by speech synthesizer

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