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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."