transitive verb-·cast·, -·cast·ing
- to cast (an actor) repeatedly in the same type of part, or in the part of a character whose traits are very much like the actor's own
- stereotype (transitive verb)
transitive verbtype·cast, type·cast·ing, type·casts
- To cast (a performer) based on personality, background, or physical appearance: “His six-foot-one frame and dark good looks attracted the attention of filmmakers who typecast him as a heavy” ( Linda Mizejewski )
- To cast (a performer) in a role or roles similar to those he or she has played in the past: “After his success in Joan of Arc, [José Ferrer] knew that Hollywood would want to typecast him as neurotics and villains. ( Dennis Brown )
- To cause (a performer) to be cast repeatedly in similar roles: “Her musical talent and brassy projection had been successful on Broadway, but her hard features made her look less attractive on screen and typecast her as a nasty, greedy, raddled woman” ( Jeffrey Meyers )
- To perceive or represent in reductive or stereotyped ways: “Almost all of the animals we typically typecast as 'predators' just as readily take the ailing and half-dead and the (preferably fresh) dead” ( Bernd Heinrich ) “By relegating Goethe to classicism as strongly as he does, Nietzsche is able to typecast him, to reduce him to a singular role even as he elevates him for the strength and discipline required to adhere to classical standards” ( Adrian Del Caro )
(third-person singular simple present typecasts, present participle typecasting, simple past and past participle typecast or typecasted)
- To cast an actor in the same kind of role repeatedly.
- To identify someone as being of a specific type because of their appearance, colour, religion etc.
- (computing, programming) To cast (change of data type of a variable or object).
- Typecasting in Java.
- Does anyone know how to typecast a String in Java into an int?