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Cast may refer to:


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

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]


Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

  • Cast, a theatre venue in Doncaster, UK
  • Cast member, one of the performers in a play, movie, or other performing art form

Science and medicine[edit]

  • 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
  • Cast, visible piles of mineral-rich organic matter excreted above ground by earthworms
  • Cast of the eye, a synonym for strabismus
  • Orthopedic cast, a protective shell to hold a limb in place, for example to help in healing broken bones
  • Type conversion or casting, in computer programming, to change the interpretation of a bit pattern from one data type to another
  • Urinary cast, tubules found in urine


  • 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, the casting of magic spells
  • Plaster cast, a copy made in plaster of another three-dimensional form, such as a sculpture

See also[edit]