What is another word for casket?

Pronunciation: [kˈaskɪt] (IPA)

The word 'casket' is commonly used to describe a rectangular box made for holding a deceased person's body. However, there are many synonyms that can be used to describe a casket. Some synonyms include coffin, burial box, sarcophagus, funeral chest, mortuary box, and grave liner. These words can be used interchangeably depending on the context, and they all represent a piece of furniture that is used in funeral services. Each word has its own unique connotations, depending on the culture, religion, or tradition. Some of these synonyms, such as sarcophagus, are often used to describe burial containers that are used specifically in Ancient Egyptian culture.

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  • Equivalence

    • Noun, singular or mass
      coffin.
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Usage examples for Casket

Of this number were many Germans, and these, attracted by the appearance of the pretentious German casket in which our boy's body lay, gathered around wonderingly.
"Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions"
Slason Thompson
They were curious to know the story of that casket, for they had not seen one like it for many years.
"Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions"
Slason Thompson
"Oh, Maiden Matanuska, Princess of the Silver Birch," cried he, "I bring to you a golden casket filled full of gems called diamonds which you have never seen before, and which you will love well, for they are truly lovely.
"The Green Forest Fairy Book"
Loretta Ellen Brady

Famous quotes with Casket

  • As soon as the dirt is hitting the casket, it'll all be forgotten.
    Eric Bogosian
  • I love what I'm doing. It's my life. When it's time to go, I'll probably be fighting to get out of the casket. I'll be yelling at the priest instead of a referee.
    Lou Duva
  • It's really sort of morbid, but she said her mother wanted to see me all her life. And when she died, she made just one request: that a picture of me be put into her casket. So somewhere in England, I'm in a casket.
    Hank Snow
  • Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket--safe, dark, motionless, airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.
    C. S. Lewis
  • "Tell me who it is who brings about the re-birth (the revolutio)?" is asked of the wise Hermes. "God's Son, the only man, through the will of God," is the answer of the "heathen." "God's son" is the immortal spirit assigned to every human being. It is this divine entity which is the "only man," for the casket which contains our soul, and the soul itself, are but half-entities, and without its overshadowing both body and astral soul, the two are but an animal duad. It requires a trinity to form the complete "man," and allow him to remain immortal at every "re-birth," or revolutio, throughout the subsequent and ascending spheres, every one of which brings him nearer to the refulgent realm of eternal and absolute light.
    Helena Petrovna Blavatsky

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