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Case (IPA: /ˈkeɪs/)


Case (n.)

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.

Case (n.)

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

Case (n.)

A shallow tray divided into compartments or "LFT boxes RHT" for holding type.

Case (n.)

An inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window case.

Case (n.)

A small fissure which admits water to the workings.

Case (v. t.)

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

Case (v. t.)

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

Case (n.)

Chance; accident; hap; opportunity.

Case (n.)

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.

Case (n.)

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

Case (n.)

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.

Case (n.)

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.

Case (v. i.)

To propose hypothetical cases.

Case ()

A knife carried in a sheath or case.

Case ()

A large table knife; -- so called from being formerly kept in a case.

Case ()

A collection of small projectiles, inclosed in a case or canister.

Case

Grammatical category whose value reflects the grammatical function performed by a noun or pronoun in a phrase, clause, or sentence

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American singer

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Album by Case

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Polish rabbi

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Family name

Case (Last Name / Surname)

Case is the #885 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 39,319 people had that surname.

Example Sentence (Quote)

" "Good thinking ," the tall man agreed. In this case it's not true, but it is good thinking ."" - Michael Kurland

Example Sentence (Quote)

"/* we have tried to make this normal case as abnormal as possible */" - Larry Wall

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A casus omissus can in no case be supplied by a Court of law, for that would be to make laws." - Judicial interpretation

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A father, by the law of God and nature, is bound to support his son, and è contra, in case the father is empoverished." - Fathers

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A flat case as plain as a pack-staff." - Thomas Middleton


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