Definitions for case

Definitions for (noun) case

Main entry: 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

Main entry: case

Definition: a portable container for carrying several objects

Usage: the musicians left their instrument cases backstage

Main entry: case, showcase, vitrine, display case

Definition: a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home

Main entry: case, pillow slip, pillowcase, slip

Definition: bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow

Usage: the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase

Main entry: 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

Main entry: case, casing

Definition: the enclosing frame around a door or window opening

Usage: the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced

Main entry: shell, case, casing

Definition: the housing or outer covering of something

Usage: the clock has a walnut case

Main entry: case, sheath

Definition: an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part

Main entry: case

Definition: the actual state of things

Usage: that was not the case

Main entry: grammatical case, case

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

Main entry: case

Definition: a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument

Usage: he stated his case clearly

Main entry: case

Definition: a problem requiring investigation

Usage: Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir

Main entry: typeface, face, font, fount, case

Definition: a specific size and style of type within a type family

Main entry: 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

Main entry: case

Definition: a person requiring professional services

Usage: a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor

Main entry: 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

Main entry: 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

Main entry: case, caseful

Definition: the quantity contained in a case

Main entry: 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

Main entry: case

Definition: a specific state of mind that is temporary

Usage: a case of the jitters

Definitions for (verb) case

Main entry: incase, encase, case

Definition: enclose in, or as if in, a case

Usage: my feet were encased in mud

Main entry: case

Definition: look over, usually with the intention to rob

Usage: They men cased the housed

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