What does the word casting mean?

Usage examples for casting

  1. I still felt rather shaken, and, casting my eyes on Javotte, I thought her so pretty that I felt positively frightened. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. But the whole will be seen, by casting an eye on the following table. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  3. Slowly rising from her seat, she leant upon his arm, and without casting one glance back to me, left the company. – The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine by Heinrich Heine