Definitions of case

  1.   look over usually with the intention to rob They men cased the housed
  2.   law 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
  3.   a portable container for carrying several objects the musicians left their instrument cases backstage
  4.   a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
  5.   bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase
  6.   the enclosing frame around a door or window opening the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced
  7.   the housing or outer covering of something the clock has a walnut case
  8.   an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
  9.   the actual state of things that was not the case
  10.   nouns or pronouns or adjectives often marked by inflection related in some way to other words in a sentence
  11.   a problem requiring investigation Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir
  12.   a person requiring professional services a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor
  13.   the quantity contained in a case
  14.   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
  15.   a special set of circumstances in that event the first possibility is excluded it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled
  16.   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
  17.   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
  18.   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
  19.   a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument he stated his case clearly
  20.   a specific state of mind that is temporary a case of the jitters
  21.   enclose in or as if in a case my feet were encased in mud
  22.   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
  23.   A box and its contents the quantity contained in a box as a case of goods a case of instruments
  24.   An inclosing frame a casing as a door case a window case
  25.   A small fissure which admits water to the workings
  26.   To cover or protect with or as with a case to inclose
  27.   To strip the skin from as to case a box
  28.   Chance accident hap opportunity
  29.   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
  30.   A patient under treatment an instance of sickness or injury as ten cases of fever also the history of a disease or injury
  31.   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
  32.   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
  33.   To propose hypothetical cases
  34.   A term that most often refers to a lawsuit for example I filed my small claims case Case also refers to a written decision by a judge or for an appellate case a panel of judges For example the U S Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion is commonly referred to as the Roe v Wade case Finally the term also describes the evidence a party submits in support of her position for example I have made my case or 'My case in chief' has been completed
  35.   A shallow tray divided into compartments or boxes for holding type
  36.   A covering or container a box with its contents in carpentry a frame or casing accompanying circumstances as since that is the case I shall let the matter drop a certain form or instance of disease a suit or action at law one of the forms or inflections in the declension of a noun pronoun or adjective showing its relation to other words as the nominative case
  37.   To cover with or inclose in a case
  38.   A covering box or sheath
  39.   To put in a case or box
  40.   That which falls or happens event particular state or condition subject of question or inquiry statement of facts gram the inflection of nouns etc
  41.   An event state or condition statement issue at law inflection of nouns c
  42.   To cover with or put in a case
  43.   To cover with a case incase
  44.   The state of things condition situation instance event contingency in law a cause of action a suit
  45.   The relation of a noun pronoun or adjective to other words
  46.   A covering in which something may be kept quantity or number so contained a set a tray for holding type
  47.   A covering box or sheath a receptacle for types a quantity
  48.   That which falls or happens an event particular state condition or predicament of a person an instance question at issue a cause or suit in court change in the termination of a noun c to express relation In case in the event
  49.   To cover with or put in a case To be in good case to be in good condition of body
  50.   A covering a box a sheath a frame a certain quantity
  51.   To cover in to put in a case or box
  52.   That which falls comes or happens an event condition or state in which any person or thing may chance to be a question for discussion a cause in a court the inflection of nouns in case if it should so happen in good case in good condition or health of body

Quotes of case

  1. The fanatic is incorruptible if he kills for an idea he can just as well get himself killed for one in either case tyrant or martyr he is a monster – Emile M. Cioran
  2. I was a militant smoker and in my case I think I particularly used smoking because what I felt was a kind of politically correct big brother assault on smoking – Joe Eszterhas
  3. In the best material you always should be able to somehow make a case for a story to be transposed to any other time – Ralph Fiennes
  4. Now we are showing to the world that this fighting against two terrorist groups was feasible and now we have an isolated case which doesn't mean that terrorism is alive as it was before – Alberto Fujimori
  5. Once I'd chosen the songs it seemed like it would just be a question then of recording them But it's a case of trying to re -invent the songs taking them in different directions – Martin Gore
  6. From your confessor lawyer and physician hide not your case on no condition – John Harington
  7. If an ad campaign is built around a weak idea or as is so often the case no idea at all I don't give a damn how good the execution is it's going to fail – Morris Hite
  8. You know why there's a Second Amendment In case the government fails to follow the first one – Rush Limbaugh
  9. Iraq now says that it will after all destroy its missiles President Bush said 'Please I used to pull the same trick There'd be an intervention I'd make a big show of pouring out the liquor and then there was a case under the floorboards – Bill Maher
  10. Well I think that when you direct a movie or write it And in the case of the two movies I did I wrote and directed they occupy a special place for you – Sean Penn
  11. I was coming back from Tel Aviv recently and we had forty minutes of bumps I got so scared I grabbed a paper and pen and put them in my pocket just in case we crashed and I needed to write a letter from wherever we landed – Daniela Pestova
  12. No movement finding itself in this stage of struggle can operate by getting authority from the leading body of the political organs for even minor action that is taken and we don't even know in the case of the actions which have publicize whether they are in fact our people – Joe Slovo
  13. Any perjury case is a tough case You just don't go on 'he said -she said You have to find corroborating evidence – Victoria Toensing
  14. I refuse to go into a fast -food outlet to use the toilet even in case anyone got the wrong idea and thought I was sneaking in a quick burger – Jonny Wilkinson
  15. In our gliding experiments we had had a number of experiences in which we had landed upon one wing but the crushing of the wing had absorbed the shock so that we were not uneasy about the motor in case of a landing of that kind – Orville Wright

Usage examples for case

  1. In that case we're better off where we are – The Minute Boys of the Mohawk Valley by James Otis
  2. Take him on Bibbs's case – The Turmoil A Novel by Booth Tarkington
  3. In fact they were in not much better case right now – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  4. In that case as we certainly don't mean to stay here I'm going down – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  5. In that case what king will be safe – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume II (of X) - Rome by Various
  6. “ Mr Daventry's first case – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  7. Perhaps it's just as well he did in this case though but tell him not to let it happen again – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  8. That used to be the case some time before but it has not been so for a long time – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. In that case it must be not at all – It Happened in Egypt by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  10. “ Atter de war we stayed on case Marse wus good ter us an' 'cided dat we ain't got nowhar ter go – Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2 by Work Projects Administration
  11. In that case it's him it's him – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  12. It's long enough since I saw that old case – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  13. And what will you do for him in case he should give his uncle up for you – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  14. “ R61795 Supplement to Ruling case law – U.S. Copyright Renewals, 1950 January - June by U.S. Copyright Office
  15. But this was not Devereux's case – The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  16. How was it in our case – The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet by Kenneth Ward
  17. Never heard of such a thing as money in the case did you – Father Stafford by Anthony Hope
  18. The case was this you see – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  19. He is with us in this case you know – The Red Thumb Mark by R. Austin Freeman
  20. Back for the case – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss

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