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