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Definitions of case:

  • noun:   a portable container for carrying several objects
    Example: "The musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
  • noun:   a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
  • noun:   bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
    Example: "The burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
  • noun:   the actual state of things
    Example: "That was not the case"
  • noun:   nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
  • noun:   a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument
    Example: "He stated his case clearly"
  • noun:   a problem requiring investigation
    Example: "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"
  • noun:   an occurrence of something
    Example: "It was a case of bad judgment"
  • noun:   a person requiring professional services
    Example: "A typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"
  • noun:   the quantity contained in a case
  • noun:   a specific state of mind that is temporary
    Example: "A case of the jitters"
  • noun:   the enclosing frame around a door or window opening
  • noun:   the housing or outer covering of something
    Example: "The clock has a walnut case"
  • noun:   an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
  • noun:   a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
    Example: "The cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities"
  • noun:   a special set of circumstances
    Example: "It may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"
  • noun:   a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
  • noun:   a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    Example: "A mental case"
  • verb:   look over, usually with the intention to rob
    Example: "They men cased the housed"
  • verb:   enclose in, or as if in, a case
    Example: "My feet were encased in mud"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 6666 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #813)


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