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Cast may refer to:


Science and medicine[edit]

  • Visible piles of mineral-rich organic matter excreted above ground by earthworms
  • Cast of the eye, a synonym for strabismus
  • Cast (geology), in geology, archaeology or paleontology, a cavity formed by decomposition of biological remains or wood furnishings, that once were covered by volcanic ash or other casing material
  • Type conversion or casting, in computer programming, to change the interpretation of a bit pattern from one data type to another
  • Orthopedic cast, a protective shell to hold a limb in place, for example to help in healing broken bones
  • Urinary cast, tubules found in urine


  • cast iron
  • Google Cast, a protocol built into the Google Chromecast and other embedded technologies

People with the surname[edit]

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

Other uses[edit]

  • Cast, the casting of magic spells
  • Cast, in falconry, flying two or more falconry birds together
  • Plaster cast, a copy made in plaster of another three-dimensional form, for example a sculpture
  • 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
  • Cast, Finistère, a commune of the Finistère département, in France
  • Cast (archery), the distance a bow can shoot its arrow

See also[edit]