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cas·ket

 (kăs′kĭt)
n.
1. A coffin.
2. A small case or chest, as for jewels and other valuables.
tr.v. cas·ket·ed, cas·ket·ing, cas·kets
To enclose in a case, chest, or coffin.

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

casket

(ˈkɑːskɪt)
n
1. a small box or chest for valuables, esp jewels
2. chiefly US another name for coffin1
[C15: probably from Old French cassette little box; see case2]

cas•ket

(ˈkæs kɪt, ˈkɑ skɪt)

n.
1. a coffin.
2. a small chest or box, as for jewels.
v.t.
3. to put or enclose in a casket.
[1425–75; late Middle English; of uncertain orig.]

Casket, Casquet

 a small chest, as of jewels; a selection of literary or musical gems.
Examples: casket of jewels; of literary selections; of musical selections; of songs, 1850.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.casket - box in which a corpse is buried or crematedcasket - box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
bier - a coffin along with its stand; "we followed the bier to the graveyard"
box - a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
sarcophagus - a stone coffin (usually bearing sculpture or inscriptions)
2.casket - small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuablescasket - small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables
box - a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
Verb1.casket - enclose in a casket
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"

casket

noun
1. box, case, chest, coffer, ark (dialect), jewel box, coffret, kist (Scot. & Northern English dialect) a jewellery casket made from French walnut
2. coffin, sarcophagus The casket was slowly lowered into the open grave.
Translations
عُلْبَةٌ لِحِفْظِ المُجَوْهَراتنَعْش، تابوت
rakevskříňka na šperky
kisteskrin
ékszerládikaérckoporsó
askja, skrínlíkkista
dėžutėkarstas
šķirstiņšzārks
mücevher kutusutabut

casket

[ˈkɑːskɪt] N (for jewels) → estuche m, cofre m (esp US) (= coffin) → ataúd m

casket

[ˈkɑːskɪt] n
(= small box) → coffret m
(US) (= coffin) → cercueil m

casket

nSchatulle f; (for cremated ashes) → Urne f; (US: = coffin) → Sarg m, → Totenschrein m (geh)

casket

[ˈkɑːskɪt] n (for jewels) → scrigno, cofanetto (Am) (coffin) → bara

casket

(ˈkaːskit) noun
1. a small case for holding jewels etc.
2. (especially American) a coffin.

casket

n. ataúd, caja.
References in classic literature ?
Let us see first what is in the other casket before we begin to be angry,' thought the Emperor, and there came out the nightingale.
Let us see what is in the other casket, before we get into a bad humor," said the Emperor.
Removing this and a second wrapping of some silken fabric, he placed a little box, or casket, on my table, most beautifully and richly inlaid in jewels, on an ebony ground.
Upon the golden one is written the words, "Who chooseth me, shall gain what many men desire"; upon the silver casket are the words, "Who chooseth me, shall get as much as he deserves"; and upon the leaden one, "Who chooseth me, must give and hazard all he hath.
So he sat at the feet of one awhile, and then he sat awhile at the feet of the other, and at last he applied his ear to the keyhole of the casket containing the Ashes of Madame Blavatsky.
As if delicate hands carried a casket towards me--a casket open for the delectation of modest adoring eyes: thus did the world present itself before me to-day:--
Every time I see you is a fresh diamond which I enclose in the casket of my heart.
Removal of the casket from its box was less easy, but it was taken out, for it was a perquisite of Jess, who carefully unscrewed the cover and laid it aside, exposing the body in black trousers and white shirt.
said she; and she took the casket that the sun had given her, and found that within it lay a dress as dazzling as the sun itself.
But in his house, the day before yesterday, in his own library, hidden in a casket which opened only with a secret lock, I found two things.
Setting out in their canoes, after a perilous passage they discovered the island, and there they found an empty ivory casket, --the poor little Indian's skeleton.
So like a choice casket is it secreted in him, that I have known some whalemen who peremptorily deny that the Sperm Whale has any other brain than that palpable semblance of one formed by the cubic-yards of his sperm magazine.