casket
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈkæs.kɪt/, /ˈkɑː.skɪt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkæs.kɪt/
Noun

casket (plural caskets)

  1. A little box, e.g. for jewellery.
    • 1826, Mary Shelley, The Last Man, part 1, chapter 5
      They will be here at five, take merely the clothes necessary for the journey and her jewel-casket.
  2. (Britain) An urn.
  3. (North America) A coffin.
  4. (nautical) A gasket.
Translations Translations
  • German: Urne
  • Italian: urna
  • Portuguese: urna
  • Russian: у́рна
Verb

casket (caskets, present participle casketing; past and past participle casketed)

  1. (poetic, transitive) To put into, or preserve in, a casket.
    • circa 1602 William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well, Act II, Scene 5,
      I have […] casketed my treasure.
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