case (Noun) — An occurrence of something. ex. "it was a case of bad judgment"
case (Noun) — A special set of circumstances. ex. "it may rain in which case the picnic will be cancelled"
case (Noun) — (law) a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy.
case (Noun) — The actual state of things. ex. "that was not the case"
case (Noun) — A portable container for carrying several objects. ex. "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
case (Noun) — A person requiring professional services. ex. "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counsellor"
case (Noun) — A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation. ex. "the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities"
case (Noun) — A problem requiring investigation. ex. "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"
case (Noun) — A statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument. ex. "he stated his case clearly"
case (Noun) — The quantity contained in a case.
case (Noun) — Nouns, pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence.
case (Noun) — A specific state of mind that is temporary. ex. "a case of the jitters"
case (Noun) — A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities). ex. "a mental case"
case (Noun) — A specific size and style of type within a type family.
case (Noun) — An enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part.
case (Noun) — The housing or outer covering of something. ex. "the clock has a walnut case"
case (Noun) — The enclosing frame around a door or window opening. ex. "the cases had rotted away and had to be replaced"
case (Noun) — (printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers. ex. "for English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters"
case (Noun) — Bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow. ex. "the burglar carried his loot in a case"
case (Noun) — A glass container used to store and display items in a shop, museum or home.
case (Verb) — Look over, usually with the intention to rob. ex. "The men cased the housed"
case (Verb) — Enclose in, or as if in, a case. ex. "my feet were cased in mud"