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Meaning of CASKET

Pronunciation:  'kaskit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables
  2. [n]  box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
  3. [v]  enclose in a casket

CASKET is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: coffin, jewel casket
 See Also: bier, box, enclose, inclose, sarcophagus, shut in



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cas"ket\, n. [Cf. F. casquet, dim. of casque belmet, fr.
    Sp. casco.]
    1. A small chest or box, esp. of rich material or ornamental
       character, as for jewels, etc.
             The little casket bring me hither.    --Shak.
    2. A kind of burial case. [U. S.]
    3. Anything containing or intended to contain something
       highly esteemed; as:
       (a) The body. (--Shak.)
       (b) The tomb. (--Milton).
       (c) A book of selections. [poetic]
                 They found him dead . . . an empty casket.
  2. \Cas"ket\, n. (Naut.)
    A gasket. See {Gasket}.
  3. \Cas"ket\, v. t.
    To put into, or preserve in, a casket. [Poetic] ``I have
    casketed my treasure.'' --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a casket in your dream indicates that it is time to end a situation or relationship. Additionally, it symbolizes a completion of a project or lifestyle and a beginning of another. In this regards, this symbol may represent new opportunities.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bottle up, box, box in, box up, burial case, cabin, case, chest, cloister, closet, coffer, coffin, confine, container, cramp, crib, encase, entomb, immure, kist, mummy case, receptacle, sarcophagus, straiten