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NOUN (5)

1. a multiple star with 6 components; second brightest in Gemini; close to Pollux;
[syn: Castor, Alpha Geminorum]

2. a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar;
[syn: caster, castor]

3. a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable;
[syn: caster, castor]

4. a hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material);
[syn: beaver, castor]

5. type genus of the Castoridae: beavers;
[syn: Castor, genus Castor]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Beaver \Bea"ver\, n. [OE. bever, AS. beofer, befer; akin to D. bever, OHG. bibar, G. biber, Sw. b[aum]fver, Dan. b[ae]ver, Lith. bebru, Russ. bobr', Gael. beabhar, Corn. befer, L. fiber, and Skr. babhrus large ichneumon; also as an adj., brown, the animal being probably named from its color. [root]253. See Brown.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Zool.) An amphibious rodent, of the genus Castor. [1913 Webster] Note: It has palmated hind feet, and a broad, flat tail. It is remarkable for its ingenuity in constructing its lodges or "houses," and dams across streams. It is valued for its fur, and for the material called castor, obtained from two small bags in the groin of the animal. The European species is Castor fiber, and the American is generally considered a variety of this, although sometimes called Castor Canadensis. [1913 Webster] 2. The fur of the beaver. [1913 Webster] 3. A hat, formerly made of the fur of the beaver, but now usually of silk. [1913 Webster] A brown beaver slouched over his eyes. --Prescott. [1913 Webster] 4. Beaver cloth, a heavy felted woolen cloth, used chiefly for making overcoats. [1913 Webster] 5. A man's beard. [PJC] 6. The hair on a woman's pubic area; -- vulgar. [vulgar slang] [PJC] 7. A woman; -- vulgar and offensive. [vulgar slang] [PJC] 8. A person who works enthusiastically and diligently; -- used especially in the phrase eager beaver. [informal] [PJC] Beaver rat (Zool.), an aquatic ratlike quadruped of Tasmania (Hydromys chrysogaster). Beaver skin, the furry skin of the beaver. Bank beaver. See under 1st Bank. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Castor \Cas"tor\, n. [L. castor the beaver, Gr. ?; of uncertain origin.] 1. (Zool.) A genus of rodents, including the beaver. See Beaver. [1913 Webster] 2. Castoreum. See Castoreum. [1913 Webster] 3. A hat, esp. one made of beaver fur; a beaver. [1913 Webster] I have always been known for the jaunty manner in which I wear my castor. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 4. A heavy quality of broadcloth for overcoats. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Castor \Cast"or\, n. See Caster, a small wheel. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Castor \Cas"tor\, n. [L.] (Astron.) the northernmost of the two bright stars in the constellation Gemini, the other being Pollux. [1913 Webster] Castor
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Castor \Cas"tor\, Castorite \Cas"tor*ite\, n. [The minerals castor and pollux were so named because found together on the island of Elba. See Castor and Pollux.] (Min.) A variety of the mineral called petalite, from Elba. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Castor n 1: a multiple star with 6 components; second brightest in Gemini; close to Pollux [syn: Castor, Alpha Geminorum] 2: a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar [syn: caster, castor] 3: a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furniture or trucks or portable machines to make them movable [syn: caster, castor] 4: a hat made with the fur of a beaver (or similar material) [syn: beaver, castor] 5: type genus of the Castoridae: beavers [syn: Castor, genus Castor]
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Castor, LA -- U.S. village in Louisiana Population (2000): 209 Housing Units (2000): 101 Land area (2000): 1.197188 sq. miles (3.100703 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.197188 sq. miles (3.100703 sq. km) FIPS code: 13260 Located within: Louisiana (LA), FIPS 22 Location: 32.252757 N, 93.164933 W ZIP Codes (1990): 71016 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Castor, LA Castor