American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A coffin.
- n. A small case or chest, as for jewels and other valuables.
- v. To enclose in a case, chest, or coffin.
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.
- n. A little box, e.g. for jewellery.
- n. An urn.
- n. A coffin.
- v. poetic, transitive To put into, or preserve in, a casket.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A small chest or box, esp. of rich material or ornamental character, as for jewels, etc.
- n. United States A kind of burial case.
- n. poetic, poetic Anything containing or intended to contain something highly esteemed.
- n. poetic, poetic The body.
- n. poetic, poetic The tomb.
- n. poetic A book of selections.
- n. (Naut.) A gasket. See gasket.
- v. Poetic To put into, or preserve in, a casket.
- 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
- From Norman cassette. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, possibly alteration of Old French cassette; see cassette. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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