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Definition of case:

  1. A box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of instruments.
  2. 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.
  3. A patient under treatment; an instance of sickness or injury; as, ten cases of fever; also, the history of a disease or injury.
  4. A shallow tray divided into compartments or boxes for holding type.
  5. A small fissure which admits water to the workings.
  6. An inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window case.
  7. Chance; accident; hap; opportunity.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. To cover or protect with, or as with, a case; to inclose.
  12. To propose hypothetical cases.
  13. To strip the skin from; as, to case a box.

Synonyms:

background, causal agent, fictional character, the personification of something, type, eluding, consequence, closing argument, caseful, representative, topic, grounds, catch-all, position, event, side, committal, counterfeit, compact, shell, law-breaking, sequel, suit, allomorph, crusade, chemise, theatrical role, facial expression, cause, commission, information, graphic symbol, teddy, censure, episode, object lesson, possibility, cheek, continuance, content, extort, bother, brass, exhibit, accusative, bubble wrap, point, reference, examination, subject field, traverse, disorder, typesetter's case, bailiwick, antecedent, eccentric, detail, trial, fiber, causa, subject, proof, incident, boldness, showcase, effort, boxed, show window, state of affairs, wooing, miscue, diabetic, substitute, encase, slip of paper, racing shell, cover, character reference, typeface, bug, flake, casing, template, cabin baggage, news, circumstance, strip, fountain, epidemic, situation, examine, plate glass, claim, shield, outcome, report, slickness, sideslip, grammatical case, compositor's case, abet, fictitious character, anorexic, baggage, briefcase, evidence, lawsuit, solecism, attache case, grapheme, result, model, go over, stereotype, awning, envelope, A to Z, slip, study, baptismal font, dissent, human face, safe, campaign, carpetbag, contagion, instance, cleft sentence, lesson, drive, matchbook, shift, subject area, amnesiac, end, field, status, sample, theme, fact, abduct, matchbox, listening post, word, moorage, defraud, survey, criminality, give a going-over, matter, grip, eccentric person, depicted object, face, exercise, expression, chamber, view, slipperiness, effect, part, consumptive, deterrent example, suit of clothes, bother, geek, clause, fount, jacket, eggshell, mooring, bootleg, illegality, contingency, ailment, courtship, offense, font, quality, blackmail, floor model, mold, court-martial, crank, slick, investigate, sheath, specimen, environment, scale, agoraphobe, proceeding, adjunct, bum bag, blister pack, guinea pig, grimace, bed-blocker, faux pas, archetype, illustration, climate, backpack, bottled, deposition, baptistery, field of study, asthmatic, court, role, trouble, state, depressive, parapraxis, argument, aspect, elusion, lineament, carryall, oddball, class action, reason, disease, condition, article, habeas corpus, cuticle, data, occurrence, appeal, issue, incase, crime, attempt, wrapper, discipline, berth, accompanied baggage, chassis, collocate, findings, gaucherie, good example, national, upshot, pillowcase, law, nerve, trip, cart, cocktail dress, peruse, mannequin, sickness, display case, fortune, context, shimmy, con, infection, movement, example, exemplar, the critical list, illness, allophone, gaffe, baptistry, scrutinize, meddle, misdeed, appearance, courting, look, persona, cash register, problem, skid, inspect, character, prototype, dummy, conditions, chance, petition, commit, cutting, fibre, causal agency, pillow slip, vitrine, slip-up, defense, datum.

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