Definition of CASE

  1. (noun)an occurrence of something
  2. (noun)a special set of circumstances
  3. (noun)a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
  4. (noun)the actual state of things
  5. (noun)a portable container for carrying several objects
  6. (noun)a person requiring professional services
  7. (noun)a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation
  8. (noun)a problem requiring investigation
  9. (noun)a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument
  10. (noun)the quantity contained in a case
  11. (noun)nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
  12. (noun)a specific state of mind that is temporary
  13. (noun)a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
  14. (noun)a specific size and style of type within a type family
  15. (noun)an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
  16. (noun)the housing or outer covering of something
  17. (noun)the enclosing frame around a door or window opening
  18. (noun)(printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers
  19. (noun)bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
  20. (noun)a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
  21. (verb)look over, usually with the intention to rob
  22. (verb)enclose in, or as if in, a case