Definitions for casekeɪs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an instance of the occurrence, existence, etc., of something:
a case of poor judgment.
the actual state of things:
That is not the case.
situation; circumstance; plight:
a sad case.
a patient or client, as of a physician or social worker.
a specific occurrence or matter requiring discussion, decision, or investigation.
a statement of facts, reasons, etc., used to support an argument.
an instance of disease, injury, etc., requiring medical or surgical attention.
a suit or action at law; cause. a set of facts making up a claim or defense.
a category or set of categories in the inflection of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives indicating the syntactic relation of these words to other words in a sentence. the indication of such relations by other devices, as by the position of words in a sentence.
Informal. a peculiar or unusual person.
Idioms for case:
get off someone's case,Slang. to stop nagging or criticizing someone.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Idiom, Status (usage)
in any case,regardless of circumstances; anyhow.
in case,if it should happen that; if.
in case of,in the event of; if there should be.
on someone's case,Informal. nagging or criticizing someone
Origin of case:
1225–75; < AF, OF cas < L cāsus fall
casekeɪs(n.; v.)cased, cas•ing.
(n.)a container for enclosing something, as for carrying or safekeeping; receptacle.
a sheath or outer covering:
a knife case.
a box with its contents:
a case of soda.
the amount contained in a box or other container.
a pair or couple; brace:
a case of pistols.
a surrounding frame or framework, as of a door.
Category: Building Trades
a completed book cover ready to be fitted to form the binding.
a compartmented tray for holding printer's type, usu. arranged with one section
Ref: ( upper case 1 ); ( lower case 1 )
a cavity in the skull of a sperm whale, containing an oil from which spermaceti is obtained.
the hard outer part of a piece of casehardened steel.
(v.t.)to put or enclose in a case.
Slang. to examine or survey (a house, bank, etc.) esp. in planning a crime (sometimes fol. by out).
Category: Status (usage)
Origin of case:
1250–1300; ME cas < AF cas(s)e, OF chasse < L capsa case for holding scrolls
case, instance, example(noun)
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"
a special set of circumstances
"in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"
lawsuit, suit, case, cause, causa(noun)
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"
the actual state of things
"that was not the case"
a portable container for carrying several objects
"the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
a person requiring professional services
"a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"
subject, case, guinea pig(noun)
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"
a problem requiring investigation
"Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"
a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument
"he stated his case clearly"
the quantity contained in a case
case, grammatical case(noun)
nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
a specific state of mind that is temporary
"a case of the jitters"
character, eccentric, type, case(noun)
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"
font, fount, typeface, face, case(noun)
a specific size and style of type within a type family
an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
shell, case, casing(noun)
the housing or outer covering of something
"the clock has a walnut case"
the enclosing frame around a door or window opening
"the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced"
case, compositor's case, typesetter's case(noun)
(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"
case, pillowcase, slip, pillow slip(noun)
bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
"the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
case, display case, showcase, vitrine(verb)
a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
look over, usually with the intention to rob
"They men cased the housed"
encase, incase, case(verb)
enclose in, or as if in, a case
"my feet were encased in mud"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a situation or example of sth
a case of mistaken identity; In some cases, people gave away all their money.; We like each other now, but that wasn't always the case.
in a situation sb is in
In your father's case, the disease has not progressed too far.
the true situation
Is it really the case that the economy is slowing?
an occasion when a disease appears
several cases of flu/malaria
a criminal investigation
an arson case
a legal matter before the court
to win/lose a case; court cases
facts supporting one side of an argument
the strong case against the defendant; the case for abortion rights
to have facts good enough to win an argument
Do you think we have a case?
a container holding many things
a case of beer; a jewelry case
a grammatical form of a word
the accusative case
used to give an example
The nuclear disaster is a case in point.
in order to be ready for sth
I brought extra water in case it's hot.
if it is true that
In case you didn't hear, the party was canceled.
in preparation for
The City installed sirens in case of an attack.
indicates sth would be true whatever happens
In any case, the animal would have to be killed to prevent the spread of disease.
if that is true
"It's 6:30." "Well in that case, we should go home."
He's always on my case about my grades.
indicates you want sb to stop criticizing
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
a box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of instruments
a shallow tray divided into compartments or "boxes" for holding type
an inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window case
a small fissure which admits water to the workings
to cover or protect with, or as with, a case; to inclose
to strip the skin from; as, to case a box
chance; accident; hap; opportunity
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
a patient under treatment; an instance of sickness or injury; as, ten cases of fever; also, the history of a disease or injury
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
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
to propose hypothetical cases
Case Woodard, stage name Case is a Grammy-nominated American R&B singer-songwriter.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. An intelligence operation in its entirety. 2. Record of the development of an intelligence operation, including personnel, modus operandi, and objectives.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'case' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #185
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'case' in Written Corpus Frequency: #385
Rank popularity for the word 'case' in Nouns Frequency: #15
Translations for case
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a container or outer covering
a case of medical instruments; a suitcase.
- عُلْبَه، حَقيبَهArabic
- maletaPortuguese (BR)
- kufr, pouzdro, krabiceCzech
- der KastenGerman
- etui; hylster; kuffertDanish
- θήκη, βαλίτσαGreek
- maleta, estuche, fundaSpanish
- karp, kast, mappEstonian
- کیف؛ محفظهFarsi
- boîte, étui, trousse, valiseFrench
- डिबिया या उपरी आवरणHindi
- kassi; taskaIcelandic
- astuccio, custodia; valigiaItalian
- dėžutė, dėklas, lagaminėlisLithuanian
- kist, etui, kofferDutch
- etui, futteral, hylster; veske, koffert; trekkNorwegian
- skrzynka, walizkaPolish
- کیف؛ محفظهPersian
- صندوق: پوښ: جوړه (سيټ) دالاتو: دكړكۍ چو كات: (په طباعت كى) لوړ كېس او كښته كېس چه په لوړ كى غټ تو رى او په كښته كى واړه تورى ږدى: په صندوق كې اچول.Pashto
- cutie; valiză; trusă; toc; carcasăRomanian
- сумка; чемоданRussian
- skriňa, puzdro, kuforSlovak
- škatla, tok, torba, kovčekSlovenian
- låda, [pack]lår, ask, fodral, etui,Swedish
- kutu, muhafazaTurkish
- 箱子，外殼Chinese (Trad.)
- کوئی برتن یا اوپری غلافUrdu
- hộp, thùngVietnamese
- 箱子，外壳Chinese (Simp.)
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