casket

noun
cas·ket | \ˈkas-kət \

Definition of casket 

1 : a small chest or box (as for jewels)

2 : a usually fancy coffin

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Other Words from casket

casket transitive verb

Synonyms for casket

Synonyms

bin, box, caddy, case, chest, locker, trunk

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Examples of casket in a Sentence

bought a beautiful casket when her grandmother died a small casket of jewels

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Subtitles run across the bottom of the screen with basic questions about his being as the genre-blending rapper enters his own funeral, staring down a former version of himself in the casket. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "XXXTentacion Lays Himself to Rest in Eerie New 'SAD!' Video: Watch," 28 June 2018 There the caskets were accompanied to Aurora by a Vancouver Barracks guard and the brothers were buried in the Willamette Valley town of Hubbard. Special To The Oregonian, OregonLive.com, "Memorial Day 2018: Remembering two peace-loving Oregon boys who died in France," 28 May 2018 Hundreds in the crowd then silently filed past the casket, some placing white carnations marked with a red dot to honor a fallen officer. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "Jacob Pickett funeral updates: A final resting place," 9 Mar. 2018 Pictures of the four children were placed behind the caskets, showing them smiling toward the congregation that had gathered to celebrate their lives. Michael Williams, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Dozens pay tribute to slain children at prayer service: 'Love conquers everything'," 23 June 2018 With head bowed, the 27-year-old wept before the casket of his late father Kim Jong Il. Charlie Campbell/singapore, Time, "Kim Jong Un Is Showing the World Just How Much Power He Has," 14 June 2018 Brazeau said the Army told him the casket will contain the remains found at the crash site, the medals Canty earned and a uniform. David Owens, courant.com, "74 Years Later, Connecticut Airman Shot Down Over France In WW II To Get Proper Burial," 7 July 2018 The research led to the detailing of Chinese burial practices: The caskets contained personal items like tobacco pipes, opium pipes, eyeglasses, and coins to be used in the afterlife, according to Chung. NBC News, "Remains exhumed from forgotten Chinese cemetery reburied after two decades," 4 July 2018 The caskets were carried inside the Pantheon, where they will be buried into the crypt. Sylvie Corbet, Fox News, "France honors Holocaust survivor Simone Veil at the Pantheon," 1 July 2018

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First Known Use of casket

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for casket

Middle English, perhaps modification of Middle French cassette

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casket

noun

English Language Learners Definition of casket

: a small chest or box for jewelry or other valuable things

casket

noun
cas·ket | \ˈka-skət \

Kids Definition of casket

1 : coffin

2 : a small box for storage or safekeeping (as for jewels)

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