What does case mean?

Definitions for case
keɪscase

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word case.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. case, instance, examplenoun

    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. event, casenoun

    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. lawsuit, suit, case, cause, causanoun

    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. casenoun

    the actual state of things

    "that was not the case"

  5. casenoun

    a portable container for carrying several objects

    "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"

  6. casenoun

    a person requiring professional services

    "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"

  7. subject, case, guinea pignoun

    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. casenoun

    a problem requiring investigation

    "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"

  9. casenoun

    a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument

    "he stated his case clearly"

  10. case, casefulnoun

    the quantity contained in a case

  11. case, grammatical casenoun

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

  12. casenoun

    a specific state of mind that is temporary

    "a case of the jitters"

  13. character, eccentric, type, casenoun

    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"

  14. font, fount, typeface, face, casenoun

    a specific size and style of type within a type family

  15. sheath, casenoun

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

  16. shell, case, casingnoun

    the housing or outer covering of something

    "the clock has a walnut case"

  17. casing, casenoun

    the enclosing frame around a door or window opening

    "the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced"

  18. case, compositor's case, typesetter's casenoun

    (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"

  19. case, pillowcase, slip, pillow slipnoun

    bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow

    "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"

  20. case, display case, showcase, vitrineverb

    a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home

  21. caseverb

    look over, usually with the intention to rob

    "They men cased the housed"

  22. encase, incase, caseverb

    enclose in, or as if in, a case

    "my feet were encased in mud"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Casenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OF. casse, F. caisse (cf. It. cassa), fr. L. capsa chest, box, case, fr. capere to take, hold. See Capacious, and cf. 4th Chase, Cash, Enchase, 3d Sash.]

  2. Casenoun

    a box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of instruments

    Etymology: [OF. casse, F. caisse (cf. It. cassa), fr. L. capsa chest, box, case, fr. capere to take, hold. See Capacious, and cf. 4th Chase, Cash, Enchase, 3d Sash.]

  3. Casenoun

    a shallow tray divided into compartments or "boxes" for holding type

    Etymology: [OF. casse, F. caisse (cf. It. cassa), fr. L. capsa chest, box, case, fr. capere to take, hold. See Capacious, and cf. 4th Chase, Cash, Enchase, 3d Sash.]

  4. Casenoun

    an inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window case

    Etymology: [OF. casse, F. caisse (cf. It. cassa), fr. L. capsa chest, box, case, fr. capere to take, hold. See Capacious, and cf. 4th Chase, Cash, Enchase, 3d Sash.]

  5. Casenoun

    a small fissure which admits water to the workings

    Etymology: [OF. casse, F. caisse (cf. It. cassa), fr. L. capsa chest, box, case, fr. capere to take, hold. See Capacious, and cf. 4th Chase, Cash, Enchase, 3d Sash.]

  6. Caseverb

    to cover or protect with, or as with, a case; to inclose

    Etymology: [OF. casse, F. caisse (cf. It. cassa), fr. L. capsa chest, box, case, fr. capere to take, hold. See Capacious, and cf. 4th Chase, Cash, Enchase, 3d Sash.]

  7. Caseverb

    to strip the skin from; as, to case a box

    Etymology: [OF. casse, F. caisse (cf. It. cassa), fr. L. capsa chest, box, case, fr. capere to take, hold. See Capacious, and cf. 4th Chase, Cash, Enchase, 3d Sash.]

  8. Casenoun

    chance; accident; hap; opportunity

    Etymology: [OF. casse, F. caisse (cf. It. cassa), fr. L. capsa chest, box, case, fr. capere to take, hold. See Capacious, and cf. 4th Chase, Cash, Enchase, 3d Sash.]

  9. Casenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OF. casse, F. caisse (cf. It. cassa), fr. L. capsa chest, box, case, fr. capere to take, hold. See Capacious, and cf. 4th Chase, Cash, Enchase, 3d Sash.]

  10. Casenoun

    a patient under treatment; an instance of sickness or injury; as, ten cases of fever; also, the history of a disease or injury

    Etymology: [OF. casse, F. caisse (cf. It. cassa), fr. L. capsa chest, box, case, fr. capere to take, hold. See Capacious, and cf. 4th Chase, Cash, Enchase, 3d Sash.]

  11. Casenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OF. casse, F. caisse (cf. It. cassa), fr. L. capsa chest, box, case, fr. capere to take, hold. See Capacious, and cf. 4th Chase, Cash, Enchase, 3d Sash.]

  12. Casenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OF. casse, F. caisse (cf. It. cassa), fr. L. capsa chest, box, case, fr. capere to take, hold. See Capacious, and cf. 4th Chase, Cash, Enchase, 3d Sash.]

  13. Caseverb

    to propose hypothetical cases

    Etymology: [OF. casse, F. caisse (cf. It. cassa), fr. L. capsa chest, box, case, fr. capere to take, hold. See Capacious, and cf. 4th Chase, Cash, Enchase, 3d Sash.]

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  1. Case

    Case Woodard, stage name Case is a Grammy-nominated American R&B singer-songwriter.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Case

    kās, n. a covering, box, or sheath: a set: an outer coating for walls: in bookbinding, the boards and back, separate from the book: the frame in which a compositor has his types before him while at work.—v.t. to supply with a case.—n. Case′-bott′le, a bottle made to fit into a case with others.—v.t. Case′-hard′en, to convert the surface of certain kinds of malleable iron goods into steel, thereby making them harder, less liable to rust, and capable of taking on a better polish.—ns. Case′-hard′ening; Case′-knife, a large knife kept in a case; Case′maker, one who makes cases or covers for books; Case′ment, the case or frame of a window: a window that opens on hinges: a hollow moulding.—adj. Case′mented, having casements.—ns. Case′-shot, canister-shot, an artillery projectile for use at close quarters; Case′-worm, the caddice; Cas′ing, the act of the verb Case: an outside covering of any kind, as of boards, plaster, &c. [O. Fr. casse—L. capsacapĕre, to take.]

  2. Case

    kās, n. that which falls or happens, event: particular state or condition—'in good case' = well off: subject of question or inquiry: an instance of disease: a person under medical treatment: a legal statement of facts: (gram.) the inflection of nouns, &c.—Case of conscience (see Conscience).—In any case, at all events: at any rate; In case, in the event that; In case to, in fit condition for; Make out one's case, to give good reasons for one's statements or position; Put the case, to suppose an instance: to take for example; The case, the fact, the reality. [O. Fr. cas—L. casus, from cadĕre, to fall.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. case

    1. An intelligence operation in its entirety. 2. Record of the development of an intelligence operation, including personnel, modus operandi, and objectives.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. case

    The outside planking of the ship.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'case' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #185

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'case' in Written Corpus Frequency: #385

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'case' in Nouns Frequency: #15

Anagrams for case »

  1. Aces, aces, æsc, ASCE, ESCA

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of case in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of case in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of case in a Sentence

  1. Jeff Knox:

    At an absolute worst-case scenario, all this means is the NRA can't spend money like they did last time, i don't think it's the tragedy that the Democrats are hoping for.

  2. Hatice Cengiz:

    I will continue to pursue all legal avenues to hold Jamal's killers accountable and I will not rest until we get Justice for Jamal Khashoggis, jamal's killers and those who ordered Jamal Khashoggis murder have evaded justice thus far. I hope this criminal case in Turkey brings to light the whereabouts of Jamal's body, the evidence against the killers and the evidence of those behind the gruesome murder.

  3. Nazir Bhatti:

    Pakistani media do not often write about her case and are too afraid because they are under pressure from the government to stay silent.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Wishing and trying to be like someone else is like attempting to live someone else's life. Oh! yes, that is just what it is like. Besides that, whenever you copy or imitate anyone right here or out there, you are indirectly and unknowingly devaluing yourself and limiting your God-given potentials or talents. In case you don't know. Every human was created or made differently and never collectively. And that implies, each and everyone of us is unique and wonderfully made by almighty God. Yes! you heard me right and so says the scripture in (PSALMS 139:14). Now, that signifies truly you are peculiar. And for that reason, you should not wish and try to be like anyone right here or out there. Moreover, the moment you make up your mind to be your own self in all you do. Believe you me, you will surely and eventually achieve what has never been achieved by anybody before. Above all, you will end up making a remarkable difference in this world. You can take my words for it. -Emeasoba George

  5. Caleb Alexander:

    To make the case that something is better than nothing is not the law of the land in United States. That's not the evidentiary basis for market access. They have to show substantial evidence of efficacy, and they didn't, you can argue that, theoretically, that this drug should work, but we don't approve drugs on that basis in United States. We do it based on data, not based on theory.

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Translations for case

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  • حَالاَتٌ, دَعْوَى, علبة, عُلَب, حالةArabic
  • осраҡ, ваҡиғаBashkir
  • дело, процес, случай, опаковам, витрина, калъф, кожух, куфар, сандъкBulgarian
  • maleta, cas, empaquetar, causa, caixa, capsa, vitrinaCatalan, Valencian
  • případ, kauza, pouzdro, bedna, vitrinaCzech
  • achosWelsh
  • kasseDanish
  • Fall, Kiste, Schriftkasten, ausbaldowern, Prozess, Rechtssache, einpacken, auskundschaften, Vitrine, Kasten, Hülle, Koffer, Behälter, GehäuseGerman
  • περιστατικό, περίβλημα, υπόθεση, περίσταση, περίπτωση, κρούσμα, προθήκη, αποσκευές, θήκη, βιτρίνα, βαλίτσα, κιβώτιο, κάσα, πλαίσιοGreek
  • kazoEsperanto
  • empaquetar, carcasa, caso, causa, estudiar el terreno, maleta, caja, vitrinaSpanish
  • مورد, کیسPersian
  • tutkia, aakkoslaji, laukku, tapaus, pakkaus, case, sijamuodot, pakata, oikeustapaus, kuori, kotelo, matkalaukku, vitriiniFinnish
  • fallFaroese
  • cas, casse, cause, vitrine, écrin, malle, caisse, carterFrench
  • cás, cásáilIrish
  • מקרה, תיקHebrew
  • kaHaitian Creole
  • eset, ügy, láda, házHungarian
  • դուրճ, դատական գործ, դեպք, պատյան, արկղ, ճամպրուկArmenian
  • kasusIndonesian
  • fallIcelandic
  • custodia, caso, vetrinetta, causa, cassa, cabinet, cassetta, involucro, baule, contenitore, intelaiatura, valigiaItalian
  • ケース, 事件, 格, 箱, スーツケースJapanese
  • საქმეGeorgian
  • 경우, 상자Korean
  • casus, causaLatin
  • tranga, zava-nitrangaMalagasy
  • процес, ча́нта, судско дело, случај, ку́тија, са́ндак, витрина, ку́ферMacedonian
  • kast, proces, geval, rechtszaak, uitstalraam, valies, kist, vitrine, tas, omhulselDutch
  • kiste, sakNorwegian
  • wydarzenie, przypadek, skrzyniaPolish
  • caso, causa, caixa, mostruário, mala, vitrine, maletaPortuguese
  • cazuri, caz, ladăRomanian
  • витрина, случай, я́щик, процесс, дело, упаковывать, судебное дело, кейс, набо́рная ка́сса, футля́р, кофр, ко́жух, коро́бка, диплома́т, чемода́нRussian
  • slučaj, sanduk, случај, кућиште, кофер, kofer, gajba, сандук, kućišteSerbo-Croatian
  • debnaSlovak
  • primerSlovene
  • fall, box, kåpa, lår, hus, apparathölje, skal, vitrinskåp, hölje, monter, huv, resväska, lådaSwedish
  • kesiSwahili
  • kasoTagalog
  • скриняUkrainian
  • معاملہUrdu
  • פאַלYiddish
  • Chinese

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    a conveyance that transports people or objects
    • A. decline
    • B. value
    • C. vehicle
    • D. trigger

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