case case  /ˈkeɪs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an occurrence of something
  2. (n) a special set of circumstances
  3. (n) a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
  4. (n) the actual state of things
  5. (n) a portable container for carrying several objects
  6. (n) a person requiring professional services
  7. (n) a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
  8. (n) a problem requiring investigation
  9. (n) a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument
  10. (n) the quantity contained in a case
  11. (n) nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
  12. (n) a specific state of mind that is temporary
  13. (n) a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
  14. (n) a specific size and style of type within a type family
  15. (n) an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
  16. (n) the housing or outer covering of something
  17. (n) the enclosing frame around a door or window opening
  18. (n) (printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers
  19. (n) bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
  20. (n) a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
  21. (v) look over, usually with the intention to rob
  22. (v) enclose in, or as if in, a case

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The tragic case of Chantal Sbire's suicide has taken another twist: she refused treatment for her disease for nearly half a decade.
  2. The Hard Case Of Mary Bell The British press breathes new life--and new controversy--into a celebrated child murder case.
  3. Humility is important in a case like this.

News

  1. In case you missed it: Wed. in Review

    In case you missed a story here or there, here are the local happenings from Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: FOX Providence

  2. Case ousted by St. Mary's in Div. 3 state softball semifinals

    Case scored three times in the first inning, but was held without a run the rest of the way as St. Mary's of Lynn escaped with a 4-3 softball victory in the Division 3 state semifinals Wednesday night at Jack Tripp Field in Taunton.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Fall River Herald News

  3. Case of whooping cough reported in San Patricio County

    A case of pertussis, or whooping cough, has been reported in San Patricio County, the Regional Health Awareness Board reported Wednesday.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times

Quotes

  1. "I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown, in this case, a $20 billion shakedown, with the attorney general of the United States ...... participating in...
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: Joe Barton Source: FOXNews (blog)

  2. "I did believe we had a strong case to make. I tried to make it to the best of my ability," she told Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who questioned her in detail about Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Elena Kagan Source: The Associated Press

  3. Mitterrand said he was in contact with the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, "who is following the case with great attention and shares the minister's hope that the situation can be quickly resolved".
    on Sep 27, 2009 By: Frédéric Mitterrand Source: guardian.co.uk

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