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Cast may refer to:


Science and technology[edit]

  • Casting (metalworking)
  • Cast (geology), a cavity formed by decomposition that once were covered by a casing material
  • Cast, visible piles of mineral-rich organic matter excreted above ground by earthworms
  • Cast of the eye, a condition in which the eyes do not properly align with each other when looking at an object
  • Orthopedic cast, a protective shell to hold a limb in place, for example to help in healing broken bones
  • Cast (computer science), to change the interpretation of a bit pattern from one data type to another in computer programming
  • Urinary cast, tubules found in urine
  • Google Cast, a protocol built into the Google Chromecast and other embedded technologies
  • Game cast of a video game


  • Cast (archery), the distance a bow can shoot its arrow
  • Cast, in falconry, to fly two or more falconry birds together
  • Cast, in fishing, to cast a line refers to the act of throwing bait or a lure using a fishing line out over the water using a flexible fishing rod

Other uses[edit]

  • Cast member, one of the performers in a play, movie, or other performing art form
  • Cast, the casting of a magic spell
  • Plaster cast, a copy made in plaster of another three-dimensional form, such as a sculpture
  • Cast, Finistère, a commune of the Finistère département, France
  • Cast, a theatre venue in Doncaster, UK

People with the name[edit]

  • Kristin Cast (born 1986), coauthor of the House of Night series with her mother P.C. Cast
  • P. C. Cast (born 1960), American romance/fantasy coauthor of the House of Night series with her daughter Kristin Cast

See also[edit]