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Cas·tor

 (kăs′tər)
n.
1. Greek Mythology One of the Dioscuri.
2. A binary star in the constellation Gemini, approximately 46 light years from Earth and of roughly equal brightness with Pollux.

[Latin, from Greek Kastōr, twin of Pollux.]

cas·tor 1

(kăs′tər)
n.
1. An oily, brown, odorous substance obtained from glands in the groin of the beaver and used as a perfume fixative. Also called castoreum.
2. A hat made of beaver fur or an imitation.
3. A heavy wool fabric used especially for overcoats.

[Middle English, from Latin, beaver, from Greek kastōr.]

cas·tor 2

 (kăs′tər)
n.
Variant of caster..

castor

(ˈkɑːstə)
n
1. (Biochemistry) the brownish aromatic secretion of the anal glands of a beaver, used in perfumery and medicine
2. (Medicine) the brownish aromatic secretion of the anal glands of a beaver, used in perfumery and medicine
3. (Textiles) the fur of the beaver
4. (Clothing & Fashion) a hat made of beaver or similar fur
5. (Animals) a less common name for beaver11
[C14: from Latin, from Greek kastōr beaver]

castor

(ˈkɑːstə)
n
a variant spelling of caster2, caster3

Castor

(ˈkɑːstə)
n
1. (Astronomy) the second brightest star, Alpha Geminorum, in the constellation Gemini: a multiple star consisting of six components lying close to the star Pollux. Distance: 52 light years
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) classical myth See Castor and Pollux

cas•tor1

(ˈkæs tər, ˈkɑ stər)

n.
1. Also, castoreum. a pungent, brownish, oily substance secreted by glands in the groin of the beaver, used in medicine and perfumery.
2. a hat made of beaver or rabbit fur.
3. a beaver.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek kástōr beaver]

cas•tor2

(ˈkæs tər, ˈkɑ stər)

n.

Cas•tor

(ˈkæs tər, ˈkɑ stər)

n.
a star of the second magnitude in the constellation Gemini.

Cas·tor

(kăs′tər)
A bright multiple star in the constellation Gemini.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Castor - a multiple star with 6 components; second brightest in Gemini; close to Pollux
Gemini - a zodiacal constellation in the northern hemisphere between Taurus and Cancer on the ecliptic
2.castor - a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar
shaker - a container in which something can be shaken
3.castor - a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable
roller - a small wheel without spokes (as on a roller skate)
4.castor - a hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material)
fur hat - a hat made of fur
5.Castor - type genus of the Castoridae: beavers
mammal genus - a genus of mammals
beaver - large semiaquatic rodent with webbed hind feet and a broad flat tail; construct complex dams and underwater lodges
Translations
kolečko u nábytku
hjul
bútorgörgõ
smáhjól
ratukas
skritulis
koliesko
mobilya tekerleği

castor

[ˈkɑːstəʳ]
A. N
1. (on furniture) → ruedecilla f
2. (= sifter) (for sugar) → azucarero m
B. CPD castor oil Naceite m de ricino
castor oil plant Nricino m
castor sugar N = caster sugar

castor

[ˈkæstər] n (= wheel) → roulette fcastor oil nhuile f de ricincastor sugar n (British)sucre m semoule

castor

n
(Brit, for sugar, salt etc) → Streuer m
(= wheel)Rolle f, → Rad nt

Castor

[ˈkɑːstəʳ] n (Myth, Astron) → Castore m

castor,

caster

(ˈkaːstə) noun
a small wheel on the legs of furniture to make it easier to move.
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The inventor of a new cannon associated himself with the caster and the borer.
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