casket

Definitions

  • The Casket
    The Casket
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v casket enclose in a casket
    • n casket small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables
    • n casket box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Casket A book of selections.
    • n Casket (Naut) A gasket. See Gasket.
    • Casket A kind of burial case.
    • Casket A small chest or box, esp. of rich material or ornamental character, as for jewels, etc. "The little casket bring me hither."
    • Casket Anything containing or intended to contain something highly esteemed
    • Casket The body. "My liver leaped within my bulk .""Exposed in cuerpo to their rage."
    • Casket The tomb.
    • v. t Casket To put into, or preserve in, a casket. "I have casketed my treasure."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n casket See casquet.
    • n casket A small chest or box for jewels or other small articles.
    • n casket A fanciful name applied to a book consisting of a number of selected literary or musical pieces: as, a casket of literary gems.
    • n casket A coffin, especially a costly one: used as a softened synonym of coffin.
    • n casket A stalk or stem.
    • casket To put into a little chest.
    • n casket Same as gasket.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Casket kask′et a little cask or case: a small case for holding jewels, &c.:
    • n Casket kask′et (U.S.) a coffin.
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Quotations

  • Cynthia Pearl Maus
    Cynthia Pearl Maus
    “You may have tangible wealth untold, caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you could never be; I know someone who told stories to me.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. casquet, dim. of casque, belmet, fr. Sp. casco,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. uncertain; hardly a dim. of Cask.

Usage

In literature:

Their smiling enraged John above all, and he ran back to where he had laid the casket with the toad, under a bush.
"The Fairy Book" by Dinah Maria Mulock (AKA Miss Mulock)
The casket and its contents were gone.
"Debit and Credit" by Gustav Freytag
The casket stood upon a couple of chairs.
"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain
It is a whole casket of emeralds set in the granite heart of a great city.
"Ernest Linwood" by Caroline Lee Hentz
Vasantasena leaves a casket of gems in the house for safe keeping and returns to her home.
"The Little Clay Cart" by (Attributed To) King Shudraka
This casket belongs to me, and was stolen by one of your fraternity, so that I am but recovering my own.
"The Young Rajah" by W.H.G. Kingston
He noticed the silver casket at once and opened it.
"Tales of Giants from Brazil" by Elsie Spicer Eells
The next morning, before the rising of the sun, the little princess lay awake, with the casket in her hand.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, July 1878, No. 9" by Various
A few moments later she returned with a little silver casket in her hands.
"The Grell Mystery" by Frank Froest
Where's the casket plac'd?
"The Comedies of Terence" by Publius Terentius Afer
In a few moments he re-entered and placed in the physician's hands a small casket of ebony, exquisitely worked and studded with gems.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
From beneath the loose jacket Pungarin drew forth a small, richly chased, metal casket.
"Under the Waves" by R M Ballantyne
Where the pleasure in an empty casket?
"The Flaw in the Sapphire" by Charles M. Snyder
I got out my precious casket.
"The Five Jars" by Montague Rhodes James
She brought him a casket, as a present from the gods.
"Christianity As A Mystical Fact" by Rudolf Steiner
Her maids in waiting brought in a great number of caskets, of every size and form, containing the precious gems.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
OR, THE HAUNTED CASKET.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 2 (of 2)" by John Roby
Then, lifting a heavy pile, she showed Jack a casket.
"Jack" by Alphonse Daudet
Where, then, is the plate and the casket set for me?
"The Sleeping Beauty" by C. S. Evans
But first they took the old man's body to church and the casket along with it.
"Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

True as in life, no poor disguise
Of death with her is seen,
And on her simple casket lies
No wreath of bloom and green.
"The Friend’s Burial" by John Greenleaf Whittier
But still, mid frolic mirth, to me
A soft look stole, to say
Show where your heart was casketed
Deep from the gaudy day.
"Immortal Eve - IV" by Manmohan Ghose
I thought this Pen would arise
From the casket where it lies--
Of itself would arise and write
My thanks and my surprise.
"Ultima Thule: The Iron Pen" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Like the doors of a casket-shrine,
See, on either side,
Her two arms divide
Till the heart betwixt makes sign,
Take me, for I am thine!
"Mesmerism" by Robert Browning
Go find it, faeries, go and find
That tiny pinch of priceless dust,
And bring a casket silver-lined,
And framed of gold that gems encrust;
"Shelley's Skylark." by Thomas Hardy
The care-worn casket rests in dust,
The fadeless jewel wings its flight
To that fair land, we humbly trust,
To shine with ever glowing light.
"On The Death Of Miss Mary Hayes" by David John Scott

In news:

Above her in the casket 's silk lining was embroidered one word — "Nippy," — her childhood nickname.
In 1977, a post-mortem photo of Elvis Presley in his casket was published by the Enquirer and instantly became its best-selling issue.
Mayor-elect of Santiago, Carolina Toha, places flowers on the flag draped casket of her father Jose Toha during his reburial in Santiago, Chile , Monday, Nov 19, 2012.
The mourners fell into one of two lines waiting to greet Eddie Ray, his sister and others in the family, and then stop by the casket.
A Polish firm that makes coffins has angered the Catholic church by trying to drum up business with a calendar depicting topless models posing next to its caskets.
A phoenixlike float with the casket carrying the body of former Cambodian more.
The casket does include a "bacon memorial tube," which I assume gives you the opportunity to rest eternally with bacon by your side, and not stain your shroud, or whatever people are being buried in these days.
Colorado Springs company curtails casket cost.
Despite the funeral director's surprising insistence on a closed casket, the Aug 14, 2011, service at a Methodist church in Murrells Inlet, S.C.
Fellow agents carried the flag-draped casket of their fallen comrade during his funeral this afternoon.
A casket floated out of the grave in a cemetery in Crisfield, Md.
Enlarge Ryan Garza rgarza1@mlive.com Ryan Garza MLive.com Lynnette Capehart, of Fenton, stands by flowers from her son's casket that are drying out in her home.
Burial of casket will be at St Joseph Cemetery, Lohrville.
Handmade tombstones and caskets galore.
National Enquirer 's cover featuring Whitney Houston's open casket (February 23, 2012).
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