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
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.
White-gloved comrades in their dress blues quietly marched Collins' casket into the church as four others stood at the entrance in silent salute.
The sailors saluted before the casket left in a hearse.
Ajin sent a casket spray of real flowers for the funeral ceremony.
At the end of a service that drew applause, laughter and tears, Collins' casket was carried into the hearse outside the church by members of the Bowie State University Army ROTC.
Visitors to the site will be able to follow a complete ceremony: from the entry of the casket into the crematorium chapel until it’s fed into the oven.
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Origin and Etymology of casket
Middle English, perhaps modification of Medieval French cassette
First Known Use: 15th century
CASKET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of casket for English Language Learners
: a small chest or box for jewelry or other valuable things
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