Definition of Case

Noun: case  keys

  1. An occurrence of something
    "it was a case of bad judgment";
    - instance, example
  2. A special set of circumstances
    "it may rain in which case the picnic will be cancelled";
    - event
  3. (law) a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
    - lawsuit, suit, cause, causa
  4. The actual state of things
    "that was not the case"
  5. A portable container for carrying several objects
    "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
  6. A person requiring professional services
    "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counsellor"
  7. A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
    "the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities";
    - subject, guinea pig
  8. A problem requiring investigation
    "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"
  9. A statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument
    "he stated his case clearly"
  10. The quantity contained in a case
    - caseful
  11. Nouns, pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
    - grammatical case
  12. A specific state of mind that is temporary
    "a case of the jitters"
  13. A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    "a mental case";
    - character, eccentric, type
  14. A specific size and style of type within a type family
    - font, fount [Brit], typeface, face
  15. An enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
    - sheath
  16. The housing or outer covering of something
    "the clock has a walnut case";
    - shell, casing
  17. The enclosing frame around a door or window opening
    "the cases had rotted away and had to be replaced";
    - casing
  18. (printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers
    "for English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters";
    - compositor's case, typesetter's case
  19. Bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
    "the burglar carried his loot in a case";
    - pillowcase, slip, pillow slip
  20. A glass container used to store and display items in a shop, museum or home
    - display case, showcase, vitrine
Verb: case  keys
  1. Look over, usually with the intention to rob
    "The men cased the housed"
  2. Enclose in, or as if in, a case
    "my feet were cased in mud";
    - encase, incase

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Anagrams containing the word case

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