- 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"
- 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"
- synonyms: event
- 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"
- The actual state of things.
- usage: "that was not the case"
- A portable container for carrying several objects.
- usage: "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
- A person requiring professional services.
- usage: "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"
- 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"
- A problem requiring investigation.
- usage: "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"
- A statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument.
- usage: "he stated his case clearly"
- The quantity contained in a case.
- synonyms: caseful
- Nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence.
- synonyms: grammatical case
- A specific state of mind that is temporary.
- usage: "a case of the jitters"
- 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"
- A specific size and style of type within a type family.
- An enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part.
- synonyms: sheath
- The housing or outer covering of something.
- usage: "the clock has a walnut case"
- The enclosing frame around a door or window opening.
- usage: "the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced"
- synonyms: casing
- 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"
- Bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow.
- usage: "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
- A glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home.
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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