Definition of CASE

noun : CASE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths" ;

  • 2. (

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

  • 3. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

    ) the actual state of things; "that was not the case" ;

  • 5. (

    ) a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage" ;

  • 6. (

    ) a person requiring professional services; "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor" ;

  • 7. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 8. (

    ) a problem requiring investigation; "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir" ;

  • 9. (

    ) a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument; "he stated his case clearly" ;

  • 11. (

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

  • 12. (

    ) a specific state of mind that is temporary; "a case of the jitters" ;

  • 13. (

    ) a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case" ;

  • 15. (

    ) an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part ;

  • 17. (

    ) the enclosing frame around a door or window opening; "the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced" ;

  • 18. (

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

verb : CASE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) look over, usually with the intention to rob; "They men cased the housed" ;

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