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case

case - Dictionary definition and meaning for word case

Definition
(noun) an occurrence of something
Synonyms : example , instance
Example Sentence
  • it was a case of bad judgment
  • another instance occurred yesterday
  • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths

Definition
(noun) a special set of circumstances
Synonyms : event
Example Sentence
  • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
  • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

Definition
(noun) a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
Synonyms : causa , cause , lawsuit , suit
Example Sentence
  • the family brought suit against the landlord

Definition
(noun) the actual state of things
Example Sentence
  • that was not the case

Definition
(noun) a portable container for carrying several objects
Example Sentence
  • the musicians left their instrument cases backstage

Definition
(noun) a person requiring professional services
Example Sentence
  • a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor

Definition
(noun) a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
Synonyms : guinea pig , subject
Example Sentence
  • the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly
  • the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities

Definition
(noun) a problem requiring investigation
Example Sentence
  • Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir

Definition
(noun) a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument
Example Sentence
  • he stated his case clearly

Definition
(noun) the quantity contained in a case
Synonyms : caseful

Definition
(noun) nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
Synonyms : grammatical case

Definition
(noun) a specific state of mind that is temporary
Example Sentence
  • a case of the jitters

Definition
(noun) a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
Synonyms : character , eccentric , type
Example Sentence
  • a real character
  • a strange character
  • a friendly eccentric
  • the capable type
  • a mental case

Definition
(noun) a specific size and style of type within a type family
Synonyms : face , font , fount , typeface

Definition
(noun) an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
Synonyms : sheath

Definition
(noun) the housing or outer covering of something
Synonyms : casing , shell
Example Sentence
  • the clock has a walnut case

Definition
(noun) the enclosing frame around a door or window opening
Synonyms : casing
Example Sentence
  • the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced

Definition
(noun) (printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers
Example Sentence
  • for English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters

Definition
(noun) bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
Synonyms : pillow slip , pillowcase , slip
Example Sentence
  • the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase

Definition
(noun) a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
Synonyms : display case , showcase , vitrine

Definition
(verb) look over, usually with the intention to rob
Example Sentence
  • They men cased the housed

Definition
(verb) enclose in, or as if in, a case
Synonyms : encase , incase
Example Sentence
  • my feet were encased in mud

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