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 (kăst′ôf′, -ŏf′)
1. One that has been discarded.
2. Printing A calculation of the amount of space a manuscript will occupy when set into type.
adj. also cast-off
Discarded; rejected.


(ˈkæstˌɔf, -ˌɒf, ˈkɑst-)

1. thrown away; discarded.
2. one that has been cast off.
3. the estimate by a compositor of how many pages copy will occupy when set in type.


[ˈkɑːstɒf] n (garment) → indumento or vestito smesso
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An artist friend fitted her out with his castoff palettes, brushes, and colors, and she daubed away, producing pastoral and marine views such as were never seen on land or sea.
The philanthropist too often surrounds mankind with the remembrance of his own castoff griefs as an atmosphere, and calls it sympathy.
It will feature hands-on activities and informational booths as well as the highlight - a family-friendly, "upcycled" art and fashion show with clothing made from castoff, recyclable and reused materials in the categories of day wear, evening wear and costume.
For its inaugural campaign, SILK is honoring Lynn Donovan and her family, volunteers for Castoff Pet Rescue of Blairsville, Georgia.
She sits by the hour by the castoff topper of the pickup truck.
Given that there has been some talk of bamboo clothing not being as eco-friendly as it claims particularly when it's sourced from unsustainable forests banana fiber, made from castoff leaves and bark, may be the greatest thing in eco-friendly clothing since hemp.
NEW YORK Latest screen-to-stage adaptation inching closer to completion is the musical version of "Kind Hearts and Coronets," the 1949 pitch-black Ealing comedy in which the resentful castoff of a titled clan sets out to eliminate his entire family tree.
The losing team failed to beat the clock but the recent castoff got a first hand look at what would have scored them the win.
Terrain is an experiment in 3-D animation that reaches for the future but ends up looking more like a castoff from the early years of kinetic art.
This work surveys of black experience in New York City from the time the first African castoff in 1626 through the Civil War years.