noun box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
noun small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables
verb enclose in a casket
Cf. F. casquet
, dim. of casque
belmet, fr. Sp. casco
- A small chest or box, esp. of rich material or ornamental character, as for jewels, etc.
The little casket bring me hither.
- A kind of burial case. U. S.
- 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.
- (Naut.) A gasket. See Gasket.
Cas"ket transitive verb
- To put into, or preserve in, a casket. Poetic "I have casketed my treasure."
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