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Synonyms for (noun) case

Synonyms: lawsuit, case, causa, cause, suit Definition: a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy Usage: the family brought suit against the landlord

Similar words: legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings Definition: (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

Synonyms: case Definition: a portable container for carrying several objects Usage: the musicians left their instrument cases backstage

Similar words: container Definition: any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

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

Similar words: container Definition: any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

Synonyms: case, pillow slip, pillowcase, slip Definition: bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow Usage: the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase

Similar words: bed linen Definition: linen or cotton articles for a bed (as sheets and pillowcases)

Synonyms: case, compositor's case, typesetter's case Definition: (printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers Usage: for English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters

Similar words: receptacle Definition: a container that is used to put or keep things in

Synonyms: case, casing Definition: the enclosing frame around a door or window opening Usage: the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced

Similar words: framework Definition: a structure supporting or containing something

Synonyms: shell, case, casing Definition: the housing or outer covering of something Usage: the clock has a walnut case

Similar words: housing Definition: a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component

Synonyms: case, sheath Definition: an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part

Similar words: cover, covering, natural covering Definition: a natural object that covers or envelops Usage: under a covering of dust; the fox was flushed from its cover

Synonyms: case Definition: the actual state of things Usage: that was not the case

Similar words: fact Definition: a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred Usage: first you must collect all the facts of the case

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

Similar words: grammatical category, syntactic category Definition: (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties

Synonyms: case Definition: a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument Usage: he stated his case clearly

Similar words: statement, argument Definition: a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true Usage: it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true

Synonyms: case Definition: a problem requiring investigation Usage: Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir

Similar words: problem Definition: a question raised for consideration or solution Usage: our homework consisted of ten problems to solve

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

Similar words: type Definition: printed characters Usage: small type is hard to read

Synonyms: example, case, instance Definition: an occurrence of something Usage: it was a case of bad judgment; another instance occurred yesterday; but there is always the famous example of the Smiths

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening Definition: an event that happens

Synonyms: case Definition: a person requiring professional services Usage: a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual Definition: a human being Usage: there was too much for one person to do

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

Similar words: adult, grownup Definition: a fully developed person from maturity onward

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

Similar words: somebody, someone, soul, mortal, person, individual Definition: a human being Usage: there was too much for one person to do

Synonyms: case, caseful Definition: the quantity contained in a case

Similar words: containerful Definition: the quantity that a container will hold

Synonyms: case, event Definition: a special set of circumstances Usage: in that event, the first possibility is excluded; it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

Similar words: circumstance Definition: a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity

Synonyms: case Definition: a specific state of mind that is temporary Usage: a case of the jitters

Similar words: frame of mind, state of mind Definition: a temporary psychological state

Synonyms for (verb) case

Synonyms: incase, encase, case Definition: enclose in, or as if in, a case Usage: my feet were encased in mud

Similar words: close in, inclose, enclose, shut in Definition: surround completely Usage: Darkness enclosed him; They closed in the porch with a fence

Synonyms: case Definition: look over, usually with the intention to rob Usage: They men cased the housed

Similar words: inspect Definition: look over carefully Usage: Please inspect your father's will carefully