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casket definition

Overview

This page has 5 definitions of casket in English. Casket is a noun and verb. Also define these 9 related words and terms: box, jewellery, urn, Canada, American English, coffin, nautical, gasket, and poetic.

English

Italian jewelry casket, from 1857, made of carved walnut, ebony and lined with red velvet

Etymology

Probably from Norman cassette. Possibly reformed by analogy with cask[1][2], thus analyzable as cask +‎ -et. Doublet of cassette.

Pronunciation

Noun

casket (plural caskets)

  1. A little box, e.g. for jewellery.
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, part 1, chapter 5
      They will be here at five, take merely the clothes necessary for the journey and her jewel-casket.
    • Box definition
      Senses relating to a three-dimensional object or space.
      1. A cuboid space; a cuboid container, often with a hinged lid. (1 of 30 box definitions)
  2. (Britain) An urn.
  3. (Canada, US) A coffin.
  4. (nautical) A gasket.

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Verb

casket (third-person singular simple present caskets, present participle casketing, simple past and past participle casketed)

  1. (poetic, transitive) To put into, or preserve in, a casket.

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