casket

noun cas·ket \ ˈkas-kət \

Definition of casket

1 :a small chest or box (as for jewels)
2 :a usually fancy coffin

casket

transitive verb

Examples of casket in a Sentence

  1. bought a beautiful casket when her grandmother died

  2. a small casket of jewels

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Origin and Etymology of casket

Middle English, perhaps modification of Medieval French cassette

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CASKET Defined for English Language Learners

casket

noun

Definition of casket for English Language Learners

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


CASKET Defined for Kids

casket

noun cas·ket \ ˈka-skət \

Definition of casket for Students

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


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