Definition of CASTES

noun : CASTES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) social status or position conferred by a system based on class; "lose caste by doing work beneath one's station" ;

  • 2. (

    ) (Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus; stratified according to ritual purity ;

  • 3. (

    ) a social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank or profession or wealth ;

  • 4. (

    ) in some social insects (such as ants) a physically distinct individual or group of individuals specialized to perform certain functions in the colony ;

verb : CASTES

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) put or send forth; "She threw the flashlight beam into the corner"; "The setting sun threw long shadows"; "cast a spell"; "cast a warm light" ;

  • 2. (

    ) deposit; "cast a vote"; "cast a ballot" ;

  • 3. (

    ) select to play,sing, or dance a part in a play, movie, musical, opera, or ballet; "He cast a young woman in the role of Desdemona" ;

  • 5. (

    ) assign the roles of (a movie or a play) to actors; "Who cast this beautiful movie?" ;

  • 7. (

    ) form by pouring (e.g., wax or hot metal) into a cast or mold; "cast a bronze sculpture" ;

  • 9. (

    ) choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots" ;


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