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Definitions of case

  1. To cover or protect with, or as with, a case; to inclose. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To strip the skin from; as, to case a box. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To cover with, or inclose in, a case. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. To put in a case or box. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. To cover with, or put in, a case. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To cover with a case; incase. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To propose hypothetical cases. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To cover with or put in a case. To be in good case, to be in good condition of body. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. To cover in; to put in a case or box. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. (law) a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. the actual state of things; "that was not the case" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a problem requiring investigation; "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a person requiring professional services; "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation; "the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly"; "the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument; "he stated his case clearly" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. a specific state of mind that is temporary; "a case of the jitters" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. A box, sheath, or covering; as, a case for holding goods; a case for spectacles; the case of a watch; the case (capsule) of a cartridge; a case (cover) for a book. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of instruments. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. An inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window case. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A small fissure which admits water to the workings. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Chance; accident; hap; opportunity. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. That which befalls, comes, or happens; an event; an instance; a circumstance, or all the circumstances; condition; state of things; affair; as, a strange case; a case of injustice; the case of the Indian tribes. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A patient under treatment; an instance of sickness or injury; as, ten cases of fever; also, the history of a disease or injury. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The matters of fact or conditions involved in a suit, as distinguished from the questions of law; a suit or action at law; a cause. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. One of the forms, or the inflections or changes of form, of a noun, pronoun, or adjective, which indicate its relation to other words, and in the aggregate constitute its declension; the relation which a noun or pronoun sustains to some other word. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A term that most often refers to a lawsuit -- for example, "I filed my small claims case." "Case" also refers to a written decision by a judge -- or for an appellate case, a panel of judges. For example, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion is commonly referred to as the Roe v. Wade case. Finally, the term also describes the evidence a party submits in support of her position -- for example, "I have made my case" or "'My case-in-chief' has been completed."
  30. A shallow tray divided into compartments or boxes for holding type. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A covering or container; a box with its contents; in carpentry, a frame or casing; accompanying circumstances; as, since that is the case, I shall let the matter drop; a certain form or instance of disease; a suit or action at law; one of the forms or inflections in the declension of a noun, pronoun, or adjective showing its relation to other words; as, the nominative case. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. A covering box or sheath. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  33. That which falls or happens: event: particular state or condition: subject of question or inquiry: statement of facts: (gram.) the inflection of nouns, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. An event; state or condition; statement; issue at law; inflection of nouns, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. The state of things; condition; situation; instance; event; contingency; in law, a cause of action; a suit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. The relation of a noun, pronoun, or adjective to other words. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. A covering in which something may be kept; quantity or number so contained; a set; a tray for holding type. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. A covering, box, or sheath; a receptacle for types; a quantity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. That which falls or happens; an event, particular state, condition, or predicament of a person; an instance; question at issue; a cause or suit in court; change in the termination of a noun, &c., to express relation In case, in the event. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. A covering; a box; a sheath; a frame; a certain quantity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  41. That which falls, comes, or happens; an event; condition or state in which any person or thing may chance to be; a question for discussion; a cause in a court; the inflection of nouns; in case, if it should so happen; in good case, in good condition or health of body. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for case

  1. And what will you do for him, in case he should give his uncle up for you? – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  2. Perhaps it's just as well he did in this case though, but tell him not to let it happen again. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
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