Definition of casket
1 : a small chest or box (as for jewels)
2 : a usually fancy coffin
Examples of casket in a Sentence
bought a beautiful casket when her grandmother died
a small casket of jewels
Recent Examples of casket from the Web
A casket carrying Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass is slated to arrive at the San Diego International Airport around 7:30 p.m. Friday.
To honor Raven, Arterburn and Goepper held a memorial service, complete with a casket, flowers, food, videographer and a speaker who recounted Raven's life.
Till’s murder sparked the Civil Rights Movement when his mother, Mamie Till Mobley insisted on an open-casket funeral so the world could see how her son was brutalized in Mississippi.
Two weeks ago, Gabriel's body was exhumed to retrieve his tablet computer, which his mother tucked into his casket.
A pivotal scene of that first season saw the siblings making arrangements for their father’s funeral and bickering about who would pay for the casket.
The casket at Till's funeral was left open at his mother's request so the world could see the terrible way her son had died.
After Till was abducted, beaten, and mutilated by two white men, his mother insisted on an open casket at her son’s funeral to show the barbarism of his killing.
On Monday, the family ended up burying him again, taking dry dirt from a nearby field to cover the casket.
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Origin and Etymology of casket
Middle English, perhaps modification of Medieval French cassette
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of casket for English Language Learners
: a small chest or box for jewelry or other valuable things
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