casket

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noun cas·ket \ˈkas-kət\

Definition of casket

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

  2. 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


CASKET Defined for English Language Learners

casket

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noun

Definition of casket for English Language Learners

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


CASKET Defined for Kids

casket

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noun cas·ket \ˈka-skət\

Definition of casket for Students

  1. 1 :  coffin

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



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