Definition of "Case" :
noun: a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
noun: a portable container for carrying several objects
"The musicians left their instrument cases backstage."
noun: a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
noun: bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
"The burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase."
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."
noun: the enclosing frame around a door or window opening
noun: the housing or outer covering of something
"The clock has a walnut case."
noun: an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
noun: the actual state of things
"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
noun: a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument
"He stated his case clearly."
noun: a problem requiring investigation
"Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir."
noun: a specific size and style of type within a type family
noun: an occurrence of something
"It was a case of bad judgment."
noun: a person requiring professional services
"A typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor."
noun: a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
"A mental case."
noun: a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
"The cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities."
noun: the quantity contained in a case
noun: a special set of circumstances
"It may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled."
noun: a specific state of mind that is temporary
"A case of the jitters."
verb: enclose in, or as if in, a case
"My feet were encased in mud."
verb: look over, usually with the intention to rob
"They men cased the housed."