Since it has lots of meanings in the English dictionary, I couldn't figure out which meaning is implied in the following context. Please help me out here to comprehend the meaning of the word cast.
After all, all law is made by people and interpreted by people and applied by people. It can no more rule us by itself, without human assistance, than a cannon can dominate us without an iron-monger to cast it and an artilleryman to load and fire it.
Also, it would be very nice if you can give me synonyms of the word cast