from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sturdy cylindrical container for storing liquids; a barrel.
- n. The quantity that such a container can hold.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large barrel for the storage of liquid, especially of alcoholic drinks.
- v. To put into a cask.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as casque.
- n. A barrel-shaped vessel made of staves headings, and hoops, usually fitted together so as to hold liquids. It may be larger or smaller than a barrel.
- n. The quantity contained in a cask.
- n. A casket; a small box for jewels.
- transitive v. To put into a cask.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A close, water-tight vessel formed like a barrel with staves, headings, and hoops, and used for containing liquids or substances which may become liquid: a generic term comprehending the pipe, hogshead, butt, barrel, etc.
- n. An irregular measure of capacity.
- n. In dyeing, an apparatus for steaming and thus fixing the colors of cloths which are printed with a mixture of dyestuffs and mordants.
- n. A helmet. [In this sense now usually spelled casque (which see).]
- To put into a cask.
- To provide with or put on a casque or helmet.
- n. A casket; a case or shell.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quantity a cask will hold
- n. a cylindrical container that holds liquids
Middle English caske, possibly from Old Spanish casco, potsherd, helmet, from cascar, to break; see cascara.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French casque. (Wiktionary)