from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A coffin.
- n. A small case or chest, as for jewels and other valuables.
- transitive v. To enclose in a case, chest, or coffin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A little box, e.g. for jewellery.
- n. An urn.
- n. A coffin.
- v. To put into, or preserve in, a casket.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A small chest or box, esp. of rich material or ornamental character, as for jewels, etc.
- n. A kind of burial case.
- n. Anything containing or intended to contain something highly esteemed.
- n. The body.
- n. The tomb.
- n. A book of selections.
- n. A gasket. See gasket.
- transitive v. To put into, or preserve in, a casket.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See casquet.
- n. A small chest or box for jewels or other small articles.
- n. A fanciful name applied to a book consisting of a number of selected literary or musical pieces: as, a casket of literary gems.
- n. A coffin, especially a costly one: used as a softened synonym of coffin.
- n. A stalk or stem.
- To put into a little chest.
- n. Same as gasket.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables
- n. box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
- v. enclose in a casket
Middle English, possibly alteration of Old French cassette; see cassette.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Norman cassette. (Wiktionary)