Cast are an English rock band from Liverpool, formed in 1992 by John Power and Peter Wilkinson after Power left The La's and Wilkinson's former band Shack had split. Following early line-ups with different guitarists and drummers, Liam "Skin" Tyson and Keith O'Neill joined Cast in 1993.

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  1. An act of throwing.
  2. Something which has been thrown, dispersed etc.
  3. A small mass of earth "thrown off" or excreted by a worm.
    The area near the stream was covered with little bubbly worm casts.''
  4. The collective group of actors performing a play or production together. Contrasted with crew.
    He’s in the cast of Oliver.
    The cast was praised.
  5. The casting procedure.
    The men got into position for the cast, two at the ladle, two with long rods, all with heavy clothing.
  6. An object made in a mould.
    The cast would need a great deal of machining to become a recognizable finished part.
  7. A supportive and immobilising device used to help mend broken bones.
    The doctor put a cast on the boy’s broken arm.
  8. The mould used to make cast objects
    A plaster cast was made of his face.
  9. The number of hawks (or occasionally other birds) cast off at one time; a pair.
  10. A squint.
  11. Visual appearance.
    Her features had a delicate cast to them.
  12. The form of one's thoughts, mind etc.
  13. An animal, especially a horse, that is unable to rise without assistance.
  14. Animal and insect remains which have been regurgitated by a bird.
  15. A group of crabs.


  1. To throw.
  2. To direct (one's eyes, gaze etc.).
  3. To throw forward (a fishing line, net etc.) into the sea.
  4. To add up (a column of figures, accounts etc.); cross-cast refers to adding up a row of figures.
  5. To calculate the astrological value of (a horoscope, birth etc.).
  6. To perform, bring forth (a magical spell or enchantment).
  7. To throw (light etc.) on or upon something, or in a given direction.
  8. To plan, intend.
  9. To remove, take off (clothes).
  10. Specifically, to throw down or aside.
  11. To throw off (the skin) as a process of growth; to shed the hair or fur of the coat.
  12. To give birth to (a child) prematurely; to miscarry.
  13. To shape (molten metal etc.) by pouring into a mould; to make (an object) in such a way.
  14. To twist or warp (of fabric, timber etc.).
  15. To assign a role in a play or performance.
    The director cast the part carefully.
  16. To bring the bows of a sailing ship on to the required tack just as the anchor is weighed by use of the headsail; to bring (a ship) round.
  17. To deposit (a ballot or voting paper); to formally register (one's vote).
  18. To change a variable type from, for example, integer to real, or integer to text.
    Casting is generally an indication of bad design.
  19. Of dogs, hunters: to spread out and search for a scent.
  20. To heave the lead and line in order to ascertain the depth of water.
  21. To set (a bone etc.) in a cast.
  1. To open a circle in order to begin a spell or meeting of witches
  2. To consider; to turn or revolve in the mind; to plan.
    to cast about for reasons
  3. To vomit.
  4. To throw up, as a mound, or rampart.
  5. To throw out or emit; to exhale.
  6. To impose; to bestow; to rest.
  7. To defeat in a lawsuit; to decide against; to convict.
    to be cast in damages
  8. To turn (the balance or scale); to overbalance; hence, to make preponderate; to decide.
    a casting voice
  9. To stereotype or electrotype.

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