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case



I - noun
1. an occurrence of something (Freq. 72)
- it was a case of bad judgment
- another instance occurred yesterday
- but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
Syn:
instance, example
Derivationally related forms:
exemplify (for: example), instantiate (for: instance)
Hypernyms:
happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event
Hyponyms:
humiliation, mortification, piece, bit, time, clip
2. a special set of circumstances (Freq. 39)
- in that event, the first possibility is excluded
- it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled
Syn:
event
Hypernyms:
circumstance
3. a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy (Freq. 19)
- the family brought suit against the landlord
Syn:
lawsuit, suit, cause, causa
Derivationally related forms:
sue (for: suit)
Topics:
law, jurisprudence
Hypernyms:
proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings
Hyponyms:
civil suit, class action, class-action suit, countersuit, criminal suit,
moot, paternity suit, bastardy proceeding
4. the actual state of things (Freq. 11)
- that was not the case
Hypernyms:
fact
5. a portable container for carrying several objects (Freq. 7)
- the musicians left their instrument cases backstage
Hypernyms:
container
Hyponyms:
baggage, luggage, briefcase, cardcase, cigarette case,
compact, powder compact, dispatch case, dispatch box, glasses case, gun case,
kit, letter case, locket, pillbox, portfolio, quiver,
shoe, sleeve, wallet, billfold, notecase, pocketbook,
watch case, writing desk
6. a person requiring professional services (Freq. 5)
- a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor
Hypernyms:
person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul
Hyponyms:
client, patient, referral, welfare case, charity case
7. a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures;
someone who is an object of investigation (Freq. 3)
- the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly
- the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities
Syn:
subject, guinea pig
Derivationally related forms:
subject (for: subject)
Hypernyms:
person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul
8. a problem requiring investigation (Freq. 3)
- Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir
Hypernyms:
problem
9. a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument (Freq. 3)
- he stated his case clearly
Hypernyms:
argument, statement
10. the quantity contained in a case (Freq. 2)
Syn:
caseful
Hypernyms:
containerful
11. nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence (Freq. 1)
Syn:
grammatical case
Hypernyms:
grammatical category, syntactic category
Hyponyms:
nominative, nominative case, subject case, oblique, oblique case
12. a specific state of mind that is temporary
- a case of the jitters
Hypernyms:
state of mind, frame of mind
13. a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
- a real character
- a strange character
- a friendly eccentric
- the capable type
- a mental case
Syn:
character, eccentric, type
Derivationally related forms:
typic (for: type), type (for: type), typify (for: type)
Hypernyms:
adult, grownup
14. a specific size and style of type within a type family
Syn:
font, fount, typeface, face
Hypernyms:
type
Hyponyms:
unicameral script, bicameral script, typewriter font, constant-width font, fixed-width font,
monospaced font, proportional font, font cartridge, cartridge font, Gothic, black letter,
boldface, bold face, bold, italic, screen font, raster font,
sans serif, Helvetica
Member Holonyms:
type family
15. an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
Syn:
sheath
Hypernyms:
covering, natural covering, cover
Hyponyms:
theca, lorica, medullary sheath, myelin sheath, neurolemma,
neurilemma, husk
16. the housing or outer covering of something
- the clock has a walnut case
Syn:
shell, casing
Derivationally related forms:
case (for: casing)
Hypernyms:
housing
Hyponyms:
boot, gearbox, gear box, gear case, jacket
Part Holonyms:
grandfather clock, longcase clock
17. the enclosing frame around a door or window opening
- the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced
Syn:
casing
Hypernyms:
framework
Part Holonyms:
doorway, door, room access, threshold, window
18. (printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers
- for English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters
Syn:
compositor's case, typesetter's case
Topics:
printing
Hypernyms:
receptacle
19. bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
- the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase
Syn:
pillowcase, slip, pillow slip
Hypernyms:
bed linen
20. a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
Syn:
display case, showcase, vitrine
Hypernyms:
container
Hyponyms:
trophy case

II - verb
1. look over, usually with the intention to rob (Freq. 1)
- They men cased the housed
Hypernyms:
inspect
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
2. enclose in, or as if in, a case
- my feet were encased in mud
Syn:
encase, incase
Derivationally related forms:
casing, incasement (for: incase), encasement (for: encase)
Hypernyms:
enclose, close in, inclose, shut in
Hyponyms:
pack, box, package, sack, crate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s something PP
- They case the goods

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