1. An occurrence of something (synset 107323507)
    "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths"
  2. A special set of circumstances (synset 113966452)
    "in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"
  3. A comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy (synset 101185144)
    "the family brought suit against the landlord"
  4. The actual state of things (synset 105825869)
    "that was not the case"
  5. A portable container for carrying several objects (synset 102978156)
    "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
  6. A person requiring professional services (synset 109918344)
    "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"
  7. A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures;
    Someone who is an object of investigation (synset 110688105)
    "the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly"; "the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities"
  8. A problem requiring investigation (synset 106797823)
    "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"
  9. A statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument (synset 106662171)
    "he stated his case clearly"
  10. The quantity contained in a case (synset 113788576)
  11. Nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence (synset 106321935)
  12. A specific state of mind that is temporary (synset 114039467)
    "a case of the jitters"
  13. A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities) (synset 109928518)
    "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case"
  14. A specific size and style of type within a type family (synset 106838449)
  15. An enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part (synset 105245366)
  16. The housing or outer covering of something (synset 104197790)
    "the clock has a walnut case"
  17. The enclosing frame around a door or window opening (synset 102981078)
    "the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced"
  18. (printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers (synset 102979048)
    "for English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters"
  19. Bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow (synset 102978871)
    "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
  20. A glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home (synset 102978671)
  1. Look over, usually with the intention to rob (synset 202170426)
    "They men cased the housed"
  2. Enclose in, or as if in, a case (synset 201488938)
    "my feet were encased in mud"

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