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

  • To put into a little chest.
  • 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.
  • 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)



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