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.

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. 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. President Bill Clinton:

    I was so glad when I got here -- and I hope you will forgive me -- when the casket was still open because I said,' I wonder what my friend's got on today,' i want to see what the girl is carrying out.

  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. Brian Ellison:

    The flag means everything to me, when you say your oath and you join the military you stand in front of that flag when you raise your right hand. When we lose a service member or a veteran dies we put it on the casket.

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    In many ways the Reagan love story was classic Hollywood, but it was unmistakably human too. Hands intertwined, Nancy and Ron rose to the pinnacle of political power, weathered cancer and personal heartbreak, and braved the depths of Alzheimer's cold embrace -- always together. I know every American felt Nancy's immense pain when she, kissing Ronnie's casket, mouthed a tearful farewell to the best friend she once said she couldn't imagine life without.

  5. George Floyd:

    People should die of natural causes, not because you're getting an overdose of a knee to someone's neck, not because you're beating somebody to death and dumping them in a river, emmett Till mom said something powerful. Emmett Till mom said,' I want Emmett Till casket to be opened for the world to see what they have did to my son.' Do you know how hard it is for somebody to look at their child beaten to death ? Do you know how hard it is for people to look at a person who has been tortured to death over nine minutes ? It's not right.

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