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cast

2 noun
     
cast2 [countable]
1AP

actors

all the people who perform in a play, film etc
cast of
Films like 'Ben Hur' have a cast of thousands.
the entire cast of 'Les Miserables'
a strong supporting cast (=everyone except the main actors)
a member of the cast
2MH

on arm/leg

also plaster cast a hard protective case that is put over your arm, leg etc because the bone is broken:
Murray has his leg in a cast.
3

for making a shape

a mould (=hollow container) into which you pour liquid metal, plastic etc in order to make an object of a particular shape, or the object made in this way
cast of
Make a cast of the statue.
4

somebody's cast of mind

formal the way that a person thinks and the type of opinions or mental abilities they have:
Mary was of a far less intellectual cast of mind.
5DSO

fishing

the act of throwing a fishing line into the water
6

colour

literary a small amount of a particular colour:
Sage leaves have a silvery cast.
7MI

eye

old-fashioned a problem with your eye which causes it to look sideways
8HB

earth

a small pile of earth that a worm produces on the surface of the ground
WORD FOCUS: film WORD FOCUS: film
types of film: comedy, romantic comedy, drama, thriller, western, action film, horror film, war film, art house film, silent film, feature film

films that use drawings or models: cartoon, animation, animated film

films in general: cinema

where you go to see a film : cinema British English/movie theater American English, multiplex

the people in a film: actor, actress, star, cast

the people who make a film: director, producer, film crew, cameraman/camerawoman, scriptwriter

the music for a film: soundtrack

the words and the instructions to the actors: screenplay

a short film advertising another film: trailer


See also
film

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