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casket Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
    coffin.
  2. noun small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables
    jewel casket.
  3. verb enclose in a casket
WordNet

Cas"ket noun
Etymology
Cf. F. casquet, dim. of casque belmet, fr. Sp. casco.
Definitions
  1. A small chest or box, esp. of rich material or ornamental character, as for jewels, etc.
    The little casket bring me hither. Shak.
  2. A kind of burial case. U. S.
  3. Anything containing or intended to contain something highly esteemed; as: (a) The body. (Shak). (b) The tomb. (Milton). (c) A book of selections. poetic
    They found him dead . . . an empty casket. Shak.
Cas"ket noun
Definitions
  1. (Naut.) A gasket. See Gasket.
Cas"ket transitive verb
Definitions
  1. To put into, or preserve in, a casket. Poetic "I have casketed my treasure." Shak.

Webster 1913


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