verb (used with object)
- casinghead gas,
- cask of amontillado, the,
- caslon, william,
- casparian strip
Origin of casket
Examples from the Web for casket
Sitting in chairs staring at the casket are friends, family, and… Kevin Spacey?Kevin Spacey Stars as a Frank Underwood-like Warmonger in ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’|Alec Kubas-Meyer|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was better that he did not look at the casket and grave of John Fitzgerald Kennedy too often.
When she came up to the grave at the cemetery, the casket already was in place.
A 12-year-old boy who escaped the shooting with his mother introduced himself to Sullivan at the casket viewing.
St. Joseph's Abbey opened a casket business in 2007, selling high-end handcrafted cypress caskets to help finance its operations.
Darling shut the casket and slipped it into an inner breast-pocket of his reefer.The Harbor Master|Theodore Goodridge Roberts
Smiths they bade a casket / work full hastily All of gold and silver / that great and strong should be.The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
With the casket in her hand, she knelt before the throne, but Aphrodite put out her hand and raised her up.Children of the Dawn|Elsie Finnimore Buckley
Then he dashed the casket on the floor with such violence that it broke into fragments.Prester John|John Buchan
Under the lamp the merchant's children saw a large cloth-covered table, on which stood a casket of bronze.The Galley Slave's Ring|Eugne Sue
Word Origin for casket
mid-15c., "small box for jewels, etc.," possibly a diminutive of English cask, or from a corruption of Middle French casset (see cassette). Meaning "coffin" is American English, probably euphemistic, attested by 1832.
Caskets! a vile modern phrase, which compels a person ... to shrink ... from the idea of being buried at all. [Hawthorne, "Our Old Home," 1863]