Castor


Castor

Castor may refer to:

Historical people

* Julius Caesar Drusus, son of the Emperor Tiberius, nicknamed "Castor"
* Castor of Rhodes, a Greek grammarian and rhetorician
* Saint Castor, name of several Christian saints, such as Castor of Apt
* A family name.

Fictional people

* Castor (mythology), one of the Gemini twins
* Castor Oyl, a fictional character in the Popeye cartoons and brother of Olive Oyl.
* the villain in the movie "Face/Off", Castor Troy, portrayed by Nicolas Cage before the surgery and John Travolta after the surgery.
* One of the Spartan's allies in the game .

cience and Technology

* Castor (star), α Geminorum
* Castor (software), a data binding framework for Java
* Castor bean, a poisonous spurge seed
* Castor oil, the oil of the castor bean
* Castor oil plant, the plant from which the castor bean grows
* Castor wax, a type of wax produced from castor oil
* Castor angle, alignment in the vertical longitudinal plane of a motor vehicle's wheels (misspelling of caster)
* CASTOR at CERN is the acronym for CERN Advanced STORage manager, a data storage system used at CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. CERN is the European Laboratory for the Research in Particle Physics.
* CASTOR, an acronym for "Centauro And Strange Object Research," a forward CMS calorimeter
* CASTOR is the acronym for Cask for storage and transport of radioactive material (containers used to transport highly nuclear waste)
* "Castor", the genus name of (and in many Romance languages the word for) the beaver
* the Castor (rocket stage)
* a variant spelling of caster, a type of wheel
*on the Saturnian moon Janus (moon)
* a South Devon Railway 4-4-0ST steam locomotive of the South Devon Railway Eagle class

Music

* Castor (band), an independent rock band from Champaign, IL
* Castor Cracking Group, a demo group from Sweden active on ZX Spectrum

Places

* Castor, Alberta, Canada
* Castor, Cambridgeshire, England
* Castor, Louisiana, United States
* Castor (mountain), in the Pennine Alps
* Castor Bay in North Shore City, Auckland, New Zealand
* Castor Creek in Louisiana, United States
* Castor River (Missouri)
* Castor River (Ontario)
* an old name for Caistor St. Edmund, in Norfolk, England

HMS "Castor"

Four ships of the Royal Navy have borne the name HMS "Castor". Named after one of the Gemini twins in Greek mythology. "Castor" also means "he who excels".

*HMS "Castor" was a 36-gun fifth-rate captured from the Dutch in 1781 by HMS "Flora". One month later she was captured by the French "Frippone" off Cadiz.
*HMS "Castor" was a 32-gun fifth-rate launched in 1785. She was briefly in French hands in 1794, but was recaptured. She was sold in 1819.
*HMS "Castor" was a 26-gun fifth-rate launched in 1832. In 1860 she became a training ship. She was sold in 1902.
*HMS "Castor" was a C-class light cruiser launched in 1915. She was sold in 1936.


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  • Castor — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para otros usos de este término, véase Castor (desambiguación). ? Castores …   Wikipedia Español

  • castor — [ kastɔr ] n. m. • 1135; mot lat., gr. kastôr 1 ♦ Mammifère végétarien des rivières et des lacs (rongeurs), à pattes palmées et à large queue plate. Une colonie de castors. Barrage, hutte de castors. 2 ♦ Fourrure de cet animal. Manteau de castor …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • castor — 1. (ka stor) s. m. 1°   Quadrupède mammifère de l ordre des rongeurs, qui habite dans les lieux aquatiques, au nord de l ancien et du nouveau continent. Le castor d Europe se terre. Au Canada les castors construisent des digues et des habitations …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • Castor — steht für: Castor (Kerntechnik), Spezialbehälter zur Lagerung und zum Transport hochradioaktiver Stoffe Castor (Stern), zweithellster Stern im Sternbild Zwillinge eine Tiergattung, siehe Biber Castor (Berg), Gipfel in den Walliser Alpen Castor… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • castor — CÁSTOR, (1) castori, s.m., (2) s.n. 1. s.m. Mamifer rozător semiacvatic, lung de circa 85 cm, cu labele din spate palmate şi cu coada lăţită, care trăieşte în colonii, clădindu şi cu măiestrie cuibul pe malul apelor; biber (Castor canadensis). 2 …   Dicționar Român

  • castor — CASTOR. s. m. Animal amphibie, qui habite ordinairement dans les lieux aquatiques, et qui se trouve dans la Nouvelle France. Les Voyageurs disent que les castors ont fait plusieurs chaussées dans le Canada. Poil de castor. Peau de castor. Chapeau …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • castor — CASTOR. s. m. Espece d animal amphibie, qui habite ordinairement dans les lieux aquatiques, & qui se trouve dans la nouvelle France. Poil de castor. peau de castor. chapeau de castor. drap de castor. Il signifie aussi, Le chapeau mesme qui se… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Castor 4B — ist die Bezeichnung einer amerikanischen Höhenforschungsrakete. Die Castor 4B hat eine Länge von 9,20 m, einen Durchmesser von 1,02 m und liefert einen Schub von 450 kN mit einer Dauer von 63 Sekunden. Die Rakete basiert auf dem gleichnamigen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Castor A — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Cohete sonda Castor El Castor A fue un cohete sonda argentino fabricado en 1969. Se trató de un vehículo de dos etapas consistente en 4 cohetes Canopus II más un Canopus II. Fue manufacturado por IIAE. Efectuó seis… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Cástor — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Cástor puede hacer referencia a: Cástor, el hermano inmortal de los Dioscuros de la mitología griega. Cástor (α Geminorum), un sistema estelar en la constelación de Géminis. Obtenido de C%C3%A1stor Categorías:… …   Wikipedia Español