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    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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