What does casket mean?

Definitions for casket
ˈkæs kɪt, ˈkɑ skɪtcas·ket

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coffin, casketnoun

    box in which a corpse is buried or cremated

  2. casket, jewel casketverb

    small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables

  3. casketverb

    enclose in a casket


  1. casketnoun

    A little box, e.g. for jewellery.

  2. casketnoun

    An urn.

  3. casketnoun

    The type of coffin with upholstery and a half-open lid.

  4. Etymology: From cassette.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Casketnoun

    A small box or chest for jewels, or things of particular value.

    Etymology: a diminutive of caisse, a chest, Fr. casse, cassette.

    O ignorant poor man! what dost thou bear,
    Lock’d up within the casket of thy breast?
    What jewels, and what riches hast thou there?
    What heav’nly treasure in so weak a chest? Davies.

    They found him dead, and cast into the streets,
    An empty casket, where the jewel, life,
    By some damn’d hand was robb’d, and ta’en away. William Shakespeare.

    Mine eye hath found that sad sepulchral rock,
    That was the casket of heav’n’s richest store. John Milton.

    That had by chance pack’d up his choicest treasure
    In one dear casket, and sav’d only that. Thomas Otway, Ven. Preserv.

    This casket India’s glowing gems unlocks,
    And all Arabia breathes from yonder box. Alexander Pope.

  2. To Casketverb

    To put in a casket.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    I have writ my letters, casketed my treasure, and given order for our horses. William Shakespeare, All’s well that ends well.


  1. casket

    A casket is a specially designed box typically used in burial rituals to contain and display a deceased body. Normally made of wood, metal or other material, this container is often used during funeral ceremonies before the body is buried or cremated.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Casketnoun

    a small chest or box, esp. of rich material or ornamental character, as for jewels, etc

  2. Casketnoun

    a kind of burial case

  3. Casketnoun

    anything containing or intended to contain something highly esteemed

  4. Casketnoun

    the body

  5. Casketnoun

    the tomb

  6. Casketnoun

    a book of selections

  7. Casketnoun

    a gasket. See Gasket

  8. Casketverb

    to put into, or preserve in, a casket

  9. Etymology: [Cf. F. casquet, dim. of casque belmet, fr. Sp. casco.]


  1. Casket

    A casket, or jewelry box is a term for a container that is usually larger than a box, and smaller than a chest, and in the past were typically decorated.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Casket

    kask′et, n. a little cask or case: a small case for holding jewels, &c.: (U.S.) a coffin. [Ety. uncertain; hardly a dim. of Cask.]

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  1. sacket

  2. tesack

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of casket in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of casket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of casket in a Sentence

  1. Ted Kaye:

    From its start in 1777, the U.S. flag's design is effective when streaming in the wind, hanging limp from an indoor pole or covering a casket. only simple designs make effective flags.

  2. Mathew Morris:

    A grave like this -- very elaborate stone sarcophagus, lead inner casket buried in a very prominent position in the church, close to the high altar -- you've got to think this person was important.

  3. C. S. Lewis:

    Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket--safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.

  4. Lisa Hallett:

    Related ImageExpand / ContractFor Lisa Hallett, shown here carrying baby Heidi as her husband's casket is loaded into a hearse, the project was a way to heal. The group's first public outing came in Seattle’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, in June 2010. The course was lined with American flags, each representing one of our guys.

  5. Tammy Norvell:

    It’s so emotional, thinking if it weren’t for him I could be picking out a casket today, living every parent’s nightmare and I’m not.

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