case

phonetic symbol: / kéɪs / 

case - English Dictionary

[ noun ]
■ a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
causa , cause , lawsuit , suit

[ noun ]
■ a portable container for carrying several objects
e.g.)
・the musicians left their instrument cases backstage

[ noun ]
■ a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
display case , showcase , vitrine

[ noun ]
■ bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
e.g.)
・the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase
pillow slip , pillowcase , slip

[ noun ]
■ (printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers
e.g.)
・for English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters
compositor's case , typesetter's case

[ noun ]
■ the enclosing frame around a door or window opening
casing

[ noun ]
■ the housing or outer covering of something
e.g.)
・the clock has a walnut case
casing , shell

[ noun ]
■ an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
sheath

[ noun ]
■ the actual state of things
e.g.)
・that was not the case

[ noun ]
■ nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
grammatical case

[ noun ]
■ a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument
e.g.)
・he stated his case clearly

[ noun ]
■ a problem requiring investigation
e.g.)
・Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir

[ noun ]
■ a specific size and style of type within a type family
face , font , fount , typeface

[ noun ]
■ an occurrence of something
e.g.)
・it was a case of bad judgment
example , instance

[ noun ]
■ a person requiring professional services
e.g.)
・a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor

[ noun ]
■ a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
e.g.)
・a mental case
character , eccentric , type

[ noun ]
■ a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures
■ someone who is an object of investigation
e.g.)
・the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities
guinea pig , subject

[ noun ]
■ the quantity contained in a case
caseful

[ noun ]
■ a special set of circumstances
e.g.)
・it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled
event

[ noun ]
■ a specific state of mind that is temporary
e.g.)
・a case of the jitters

[ verb ]
■ enclose in, or as if in, a case
e.g.)
・my feet were encased in mud
encase , incase

[ verb ]
■ look over, usually with the intention to rob
e.g.)
・They men cased the housed

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