Definition Of casket

noun

a small ornamental box or chest for holding jewels, letters, or other valuable objects.

Originally a toilet box, jewel casket , or container for incense, it was adopted as early as the 4th century to hold the reserved Host, and carry it in procession or to the sick.

Example Of casket

  • A knot forms in Jared's stomach as he watches the casket go by; the casket that contains the body of his beloved.

  • A scroll with details of why it is being given will be presented in a wooden casket .

  • a small brass casket containing four black opals

  • After we ran a story about beating the high costs of funerals, we heard from many readers who expressed interest in building wooden caskets for others.

  • An archaeologist was digging in the Negev Desert in Israel when he came upon a casket containing a mummy.


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