HyperDic: case

English > 22 senses of the word case:
NOUNeventcase, instance, examplean occurrence of something
statecase, eventa special set of circumstances
actcase, lawsuit, suit, cause, causaa comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
cognitioncasethe actual state of things
artifactcasea portable container for carrying several objects
person casea person requiring professional services
person case, subject, guinea piga person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures
communicationcasea problem requiring investigation
communicationcasea statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument
quantitycase, casefulthe quantity contained in a case
communicationcase, grammatical casenouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
statecasea specific state of mind that is temporary
person case, character, eccentric, typea person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
communicationcase, font, fount, typeface, facea specific size and style of type within a type family
bodycase, sheathan enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant ... / plant organ or part
artifactcase, shell, casingthe housing or outer covering of something
artifactcase, casingthe enclosing frame around a door or window opening
artifactcase, compositor's case, typesetter's case(printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers
artifactcase, pillowcase, slip, pillow slipbed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
artifactcase, display case, showcase, vitrinea glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
VERBperceptioncaselook over, usually with the intention to rob
contactcase, encase, incaseenclose in, or as if in, a case
case > pronunciation
Soundskey's
Rhymesace / ACE ... workplace: 67 rhymes with eys...
English > case: 22 senses > noun 1, event
MeaningAn occurrence of something.
Example"it was a case of bad judgment"
Synonymsinstance, example
Narrowerhumiliation, mortificationAn instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect
piece, bitAn instance of some kind
time, clipAn instance or single occasion for some event
Broaderhappening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventAn event that happens
Spanishcaso, ejemplo, instancia, vez
Catalancas, exemple
English > case: 22 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA special set of circumstances.
Example "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"
Synonymevent
BroadercircumstanceA condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity
Spanishcaso, ocasión
Catalancas, ocasió
English > case: 22 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy.
Synonymslawsuit, suit, cause, causa
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narrowercivil suitA lawsuit alleging violations / violations of civil law by the defendant
class action, class-action suitA lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large / large / large group of people on behalf of all members of the group
countersuitA suit brought against someone who has sued you
criminal suitA lawsuit alleging violations of criminal law by the defendant
mootA hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise
paternity suit, bastardy proceedingA lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support / support of the child once paternity is determined)
Broaderproceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings(law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
Spanishacción, caso, causa, demanda, juicio, litigio, pleito, proceso judicial, proceso, querella
Catalancas, causa, demanda, judici, litigi, plet
English > case: 22 senses > noun 4, cognition
MeaningThe actual state of things.
Example"that was not the case"
BroaderfactA piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred
Spanishcaso
English > case: 22 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA portable container for carrying several objects.
Example"the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
Narrowerbaggage, luggagecases used to carry belongings when traveling
briefcaseA case with a handle
cardcaseA small case for carrying business cards
cigarette caseA small flat case for holding cigarettes
compact, powder compactA small cosmetics case with a mirror
dispatch case, dispatch boxcase consisting of an oblong container (usually having a lock) for carrying dispatches or other valuables
glasses caseA case for carrying spectacles
gun caseA case for storing a gun
kitA case for containing a set of articles
letter casecase for carrying letters
locketA small ornamental case
pillboxA small case for holding pills
portfolioA large, flat, thin case for carrying loose papers or drawings or maps
quivercase for holding arrows
shoe(card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt / dealt one at a time
sleevesmall case into which an object fits
wallet, billfold, notecase, pocketbookA pocket-size case for holding papers and paper money
watch caseThe metal case in which the works of a watch are housed
writing deskA portable case containing writing materials and having a writing surface
BroadercontainerAny 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)
Verbscaseenclose in, or as if in, a case
English > case: 22 senses > noun 6, person
MeaningA person requiring professional services.
Example"a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"
NarrowerclientA person who seeks the advice of a lawyer
patientA person who requires medical care
referralA person whose case has been referred to a specialist or professional group
welfare case, charity caseA case for a welfare worker
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
English > case: 22 senses > noun 7, person
MeaningA person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation.
Example "the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities"
Synonymssubject, guinea pig
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
English > case: 22 senses > noun 8, communication
MeaningA problem requiring investigation.
Example"Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"
BroaderproblemA question raised for consideration or solution
Spanishcaso
Catalancas
English > case: 22 senses > noun 9, communication
MeaningA statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument.
Example"he stated his case clearly"
Broaderargument, statementA fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true
English > case: 22 senses > noun 10, quantity
MeaningThe quantity contained in a case.
Synonymcaseful
BroadercontainerfulThe quantity that a container will hold
Spanishcaseful
Catalancaseful
Verbscaseenclose in, or as if in, a case
English > case: 22 senses > noun 11, communication
MeaningNouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence.
Synonymgrammatical case
Narrowernominative, nominative case, subject caseThe category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb
oblique, oblique caseAny grammatical case other than the nominative
Broadergrammatical category, syntactic category(grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties
Spanishcaso gramatical, caso
Catalancas gramatical, cas
English > case: 22 senses > noun 12, state
MeaningA specific state of mind that is temporary.
Example"a case of the jitters"
Broaderstate of mind, frame of mindA temporary psychological state
English > case: 22 senses > noun 13, person
MeaningA person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities).
Example "a mental case"
Synonymscharacter, eccentric, type
Broaderadult, grownupA fully developed person from maturity onward
Spanishelemento, excéntrico, tipo
Catalanelement, excèntric, personatge, tipus
English > case: 22 senses > noun 14, communication
MeaningA specific size and style of type within a type family.
Synonymsfont, fount, typeface, face
Member oftype familyA complete set of type suitable for printing text
NarrowerGothic, black letterA heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
bicameral scriptA script having two distinct cases
boldface, bold face, boldA typeface with thick heavy lines
font cartridge, cartridge fontAny font that is contained in a cartridge that can be plugged into a computer printer / printer
italicA typeface with letters slanting upward to the right
proportional fontAny font whose different characters have different widths
sans serif, HelveticaA typeface in which characters have no serifs
screen font, raster fontThe font that is displayed on a computer screen
typewriter font, constant-width font, fixed-width font, monospaced fontA typeface is which each character is given the same width (as by a typewriter)
unicameral scriptA script with a single case
BroadertypePrinted characters
Spanishfont, fuente, tipo de letra, tipografía
Catalanfont, tipografia, tipus de lletra
English > case: 22 senses > noun 15, body
MeaningAn enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant ... / plant organ or part.
Synonymsheath
NarrowerhuskOuter membranous covering of some fruits or seeds
loricaA hard protective sheath (as secreted by certain protoctists, for example)
medullary sheath, myelin sheathA layer of myelin encasing (and insulating) the axons of medullated nerve fibers
neurolemma, neurilemmaThin membranous sheath around a nerve fiber
thecaOuter sheath of the pupa of certain insects
Broadercovering, natural covering, coverA natural object that covers or envelops
Spanishvaina
Catalanbeina
Verbscaseenclose in, or as if in, a case
English > case: 22 senses > noun 16, artifact
MeaningThe housing or outer covering of something.
Example"the clock has a walnut case"
Synonymsshell, casing
Part ofgrandfather clock, longcase clockA pendulum clock enclosed in a tall narrow case
NarrowerbootProtective casing for something that resembles a leg
gearbox, gear box, gear caseThe shell (metal casing) in which a train of gears is sealed
jacketThe tough metal shell casing for certain kinds of ammunition
BroaderhousingA protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component
Spanishcaja, carcasa, cubierta
Catalancaixa, carcassa, cobertura
Verbscaseenclose in, or as if in, a case
English > case: 22 senses > noun 17, artifact
MeaningThe enclosing frame around a door or window opening.
Synonymcasing
Part ofdoorway, door, room access, thresholdThe entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building
windowA framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
Broaderframework, frameA structure supporting or containing something
Spanishbastidor, marco
Catalanbastidor, marc
English > case: 22 senses > noun 18, artifact
Meaning(printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers.
Example"for English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters"
Synonymscompositor's case, typesetter's case
CategoryprintingThe business of producing printed material for sale or distribution
BroaderreceptacleA container that is used to put or keep things in
Spanishcaja, maleta
Catalancaixa, maleta
English > case: 22 senses > noun 19, artifact
Meaningbed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow.
Example"the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
Synonymspillowcase, slip, pillow slip
Broaderbed linenlinen or cotton articles for a bed (as sheets and pillowcases)
Spanishfunda de almohada
Catalancoixinera
English > case: 22 senses > noun 20, artifact
MeaningA glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home.
Synonymsdisplay case, showcase, vitrine
Narrowertrophy caseA case in which to display trophies
BroadercontainerAny 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)
Spanishescaparate, expositor, vitrina
Catalanescaparata, vitrina
Verbscaseenclose in, or as if in, a case
English > case: 22 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaninglook over, usually with the intention to rob.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"They men cased the housed"
Broaderinspectlook over carefully
Spanishrevolver
English > case: 22 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningenclose in, or as if in, a case.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
ModelThey case the goods
Example"my feet were encased in mud"
Synonymsencase, incase
Narrowerbox, packageput into a box
crateput into a crate
packArrange in a container
sackput in a sack
Broaderenclose, close in, inclose, shut inSurround completely
Spanishencajar, encajonar, revestir
Catalanencaixar
Nounscasea portable container for carrying several objects
casea glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
case, casingthe housing or outer covering of something
casean enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant ... / plant organ or part
casethe quantity contained in a case

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