Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A coffin.
  • noun A small case or chest, as for jewels and other valuables.
  • transitive verb To enclose in a case, chest, or coffin.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as gasket.
  • To put into a little chest.
  • noun See casquet.
  • noun A small chest or box for jewels or other small articles.
  • noun A fanciful name applied to a book consisting of a number of selected literary or musical pieces: as, a casket of literary gems.
  • noun A coffin, especially a costly one: used as a softened synonym of coffin.
  • noun A stalk or stem.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) A gasket. See gasket.
  • noun A small chest or box, esp. of rich material or ornamental character, as for jewels, etc.
  • noun United States A kind of burial case.
  • noun poetic, poetic Anything containing or intended to contain something highly esteemed.
  • noun poetic, poetic The body.
  • noun poetic, poetic The tomb.
  • noun poetic A book of selections.
  • transitive verb Poetic To put into, or preserve in, a casket.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A little box, e.g. for jewellery.
  • noun An urn.
  • noun A coffin.
  • verb poetic, transitive To put into, or preserve in, a casket.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables
  • noun box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
  • verb enclose in a casket

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, possibly alteration of Old French cassette; see cassette.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Norman cassette.

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