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Definition 1: a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy - [noun denoting act]

Samples where case or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the family brought suit against the landlord

Synonyms for case in the sense of this definition

(case is a kind of ...) (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

(... is a kind of case ) a lawsuit alleging violations of civil law by the defendant

(... is a kind of case ) a lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large group of people on behalf of all members of the group

(... is a kind of case ) a suit brought against someone who has sued you

(... is a kind of case ) a lawsuit alleging violations of criminal law by the defendant

(... is a kind of case ) a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise

"he organized the weekly moot"

(... is a kind of case ) a lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support of the child once paternity is determined)

(case belongs to category ...) the collection of rules imposed by authority

"civilization presupposes respect for the law" "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"

Definition 2: a portable container for carrying several objects - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where case or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the musicians left their instrument cases backstage

(case is a kind of ...) any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

(... is a kind of case ) a small case for holding pills

(... is a kind of case ) a large, flat, thin case for carrying loose papers or drawings or maps; usually leather

"he remembered her because she was carrying a large portfolio"

(... is a kind of case ) case for holding arrows

(... is a kind of case ) cases used to carry belongings when traveling

(... is a kind of case ) (card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time

(... is a kind of case ) small case into which an object fits

(... is a kind of case ) a pocket-size case for holding papers and paper money

(... is a kind of case ) the metal case in which the works of a watch are housed

(... is a kind of case ) a small ornamental case; usually contains a picture or a lock of hair and is worn on a necklace

(... is a kind of case ) case for carrying letters

(... is a kind of case ) a case for containing a set of articles

(... is a kind of case ) a case for storing a gun

(... is a kind of case ) a case for carrying spectacles

(... is a kind of case ) case consisting of an oblong container (usually having a lock) for carrying dispatches or other valuables

(... is a kind of case ) a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse

(... is a kind of case ) a small flat case for holding cigarettes; can be carried in a purse or a pocket

(... is a kind of case ) a small case for carrying business cards

(... is a kind of case ) a case with a handle; for carrying papers or files or books

(... is a kind of case ) a portable case containing writing materials and having a writing surface

Definition 3: a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for case in the sense of this definition

(case is a kind of ...) any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

(... is a kind of case ) a case in which to display trophies

Definition 4: bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where case or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase

Synonyms for case in the sense of this definition

(case is a kind of ...) linen or cotton articles for a bed (as sheets and pillowcases)

Definition 5: (printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where case or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • for English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters

Synonyms for case in the sense of this definition

(case is a kind of ...) a container that is used to put or keep things in

(case belongs to category ...) the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution

Definition 6: the housing or outer covering of something - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where case or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the clock has a walnut case

Synonyms for case in the sense of this definition

(case is a kind of ...) a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component

(... is a kind of case ) protective casing for something that resembles a leg

(... is a kind of case ) the shell (metal casing) in which a train of gears is sealed

(... is a kind of case ) the tough metal shell casing for certain kinds of ammunition

(... is part of case) a pendulum clock enclosed in a tall narrow case

Definition 7: the enclosing frame around a door or window opening - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where case or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced

Synonyms for case in the sense of this definition

(case is a kind of ...) a structure supporting or containing something

(... is part of case) the entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close

"he stuck his head in the doorway"

(... is part of case) a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air

Definition 8: an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for case in the sense of this definition

(case is a kind of ...) a natural object that covers or envelops

"under a covering of dust" "the fox was flushed from its cover"

(... is a kind of case ) outer sheath of the pupa of certain insects

(... is a kind of case ) a hard protective sheath (as secreted by certain protoctists, for example)

(... is a kind of case ) a layer of myelin encasing (and insulating) the axons of medullated nerve fibers

(... is a kind of case ) thin membranous sheath around a nerve fiber

(... is a kind of case ) outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds

Definition 9: the actual state of things - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where case or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • that was not the case

(case is a kind of ...) a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred

"first you must collect all the facts of the case"

Definition 10: nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for case in the sense of this definition

(case is a kind of ...) (grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties

(... is a kind of case ) the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb

(... is a kind of case ) any grammatical case other than the nominative

Definition 11: a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where case or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stated his case clearly

(case is a kind of ...) a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true

"it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true"

Definition 12: a problem requiring investigation - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where case or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir

(case is a kind of ...) a question raised for consideration or solution

"our homework consisted of ten problems to solve"

Definition 13: a specific size and style of type within a type family - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for case in the sense of this definition

(case is a kind of ...) printed characters

"small type is hard to read"

(... is a kind of case ) the font that is displayed on a computer screen

"when the screen font resembles a printed font a document may look approximately the same on the screen as it will when printed"

(... is a kind of case ) a typeface with letters slanting upward to the right

(... is a kind of case ) a typeface with thick heavy lines

(... is a kind of case ) a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries

(... is a kind of case ) any font that is contained in a cartridge that can be plugged into a computer printer

(... is a kind of case ) any font whose different characters have different widths

(... is a kind of case ) a typeface is which each character is given the same width (as by a typewriter)

(... is a kind of case ) a script having two distinct cases

(... is a kind of case ) a script with a single case

(... is a kind of case ) a typeface in which characters have no serifs

(... is a member of case) a complete set of type suitable for printing text

Definition 14: an occurrence of something - [noun denoting event]

Samples where case or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a case of bad judgment
  • another instance occurred yesterday
  • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths

Synonyms for case in the sense of this definition

(case is a kind of ...) an event that happens

(... is a kind of case ) an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect

"he had to undergo one humiliation after another"

(... is a kind of case ) an instance of some kind

"it was a nice piece of work" "he had a bit of good luck"

(... is a kind of case ) an instance or single occasion for some event

"this time he succeeded" "he called four times" "he could do ten at a clip"

Definition 15: a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation - [noun denoting person]

Samples where case or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly
  • the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities

Synonyms for case in the sense of this definition

(case is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

Definition 16: a person requiring professional services - [noun denoting person]

Samples where case or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor

(case is a kind of ...) a human being

"there was too much for one person to do"

(... is a kind of case ) a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer

(... is a kind of case ) a person who requires medical care

"the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly"

(... is a kind of case ) a person whose case has been referred to a specialist or professional group

"the patient is a referral from Dr. Bones"

(... is a kind of case ) a case for a welfare worker

Definition 17: a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities) - [noun denoting person]

Samples where case or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a real character
  • a strange character
  • a friendly eccentric
  • the capable type
  • a mental case

Synonyms for case in the sense of this definition

(case is a kind of ...) a fully developed person from maturity onward

Definition 18: the quantity contained in a case - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for case in the sense of this definition

(case is a kind of ...) the quantity that a container will hold

Definition 19: a special set of circumstances - [noun denoting state]

Samples where case or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
  • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

Synonyms for case in the sense of this definition

(case is a kind of ...) a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity

Definition 20: a specific state of mind that is temporary - [noun denoting state]

Samples where case or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a case of the jitters

(case is a kind of ...) a temporary psychological state

Definition 21: enclose in, or as if in, a case - [verb of contact]

Samples where case or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my feet were encased in mud

Synonyms for case in the sense of this definition

(case is a kind of ...) surround completely

"Darkness enclosed him" "They closed in the porch with a fence"

(... is a kind of case ) arrange in a container

"pack the books into the boxes"

(... is a kind of case ) put into a box

"box the gift, please"

(... is a kind of case ) put in a sack

"The grocer sacked the onions"

(... is a kind of case ) put into a crate; as for protection

"crate the paintings before shipping them to the museum"

Definition 22: look over, usually with the intention to rob - [verb of perception]

Samples where case or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They men cased the housed

(case is a kind of ...) look over carefully

"Please inspect your father's will carefully"

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