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case

noun (n)

  • an occurrence of something (noun.event)
    Synonym: example, instance
    Example:
    It was a case of bad judgment.
    source: wordnet30
  • a special set of circumstances (noun.state)
    Synonym: event
    Example:
    It may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled.
    source: wordnet30
  • a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy (noun.act)
    Synonym: causa, cause, lawsuit, suit
    source: wordnet30
  • the actual state of things (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    That was not the case.
    source: wordnet30
  • a portable container for carrying several objects (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    The musicians left their instrument cases backstage.
    source: wordnet30
  • a person requiring professional services (noun.person)
    Example:
    A typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor.
    source: wordnet30
  • a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation (noun.person)
    Synonym: guinea pig, subject
    Example:
    The cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities.
    source: wordnet30
  • a problem requiring investigation (noun.communication)
    Example:
    Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir.
    source: wordnet30
  • a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument (noun.communication)
    Example:
    He stated his case clearly.
    source: wordnet30
  • the quantity contained in a case (noun.quantity)
    Synonym: caseful
    source: wordnet30
  • nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence (noun.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • a specific state of mind that is temporary (noun.state)
    Example:
    A case of the jitters.
    source: wordnet30
  • a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities) (noun.person)
    Example:
    A mental case.
    source: wordnet30
  • a specific size and style of type within a type family (noun.communication)
    Synonym: face, font, fount, typeface
    source: wordnet30
  • an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part (noun.body)
    Synonym: sheath
    source: wordnet30
  • the housing or outer covering of something (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: casing, shell
    Example:
    The clock has a walnut case.
    source: wordnet30
  • the enclosing frame around a door or window opening (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: casing
    source: wordnet30
  • (printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    For English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters.
    source: wordnet30
  • bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow (noun.artifact)
    Example:
    The burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase.
    source: wordnet30
  • a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home (noun.artifact)
    source: wordnet30
  • A box, sheath, or covering; as, a case for holding goods; a case for spectacles; the case of a watch; the case (capsule) of a cartridge; a case (cover) for a book. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • Chance; accident; hap; opportunity. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • look over, usually with the intention to rob (verb.perception)
    Example:
    They men cased the housed.
    source: wordnet30
  • enclose in, or as if in, a case (verb.contact)
    Synonym: encase, incase
    Example:
    My feet were encased in mud.
    source: wordnet30
  • To cover or protect with, or as with, a case; to inclose. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To propose hypothetical cases. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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