case

case
case1 [kās]
n.
[ME & OFr cas, an event < L casus, a chance, lit., falling, pp. of cadere, to fall < IE base * k̑ad-, to fall > Sans s̍ad-, to fall off]
1. an example, instance, or occurrence [a case of carelessness, a case of measles]
2. a person being treated or helped, as by a doctor or social worker
3. any individual or matter requiring or undergoing official or formal observation, study, investigation, etc.
4. a statement of the facts or circumstances, as in a law court, esp. the argument of one side [the case for the defendant]
5. supporting or convincing arguments or evidence; proper grounds for a statement or action [he has no case]
6. a legal action or suit, esp. one studied or cited as a precedent
7. Informal a peculiar or eccentric person
8. Informal an infatuation; crushan infatuation; crush
9. [so named because L cases were thought of as “falling away” from the nom.: see ACCIDENCE] Gram.
a) the syntactic relationship shown in highly inflected languages such as German and Latin by changes in the form of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives
b) the form that a noun, pronoun, or adjective takes to show such relationship
c) any of the sets of such forms [the accusative case]
d) in Modern English and other languages with relatively few inflections, such a relationship, whether expressed by word order or by inflected forms; also, any of these forms or sets of forms, esp. the Modern English subjective, objective, and possessive forms of pronouns and possessive form of nouns
vt.
cased, casing
Slang to look over carefully, esp. in preparation for an intended robbery
SYN.- INSTANCE
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☆ get on someone's case or get off someone's case
to start (or stop) intruding in another's affairs
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in any case
no matter what else may be true; anyhow
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in case
in the event that; if
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in case of
in the event of; if there should happen to be
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in no case
by no means; not under any circumstances; never
case2 [kās]
n.
[ME < OFr dial. casse (OFr chasse) < L capsa, box < capere, to take, hold: see HAVE]
1. a container, as a box, crate, chest, sheath, or folder
2. a protective cover or covering part [a leather case, seedcase]
3. a full box or its contents [a case of beer]
4. a set or pair [a case of pistols]
5. a frame as for a window or door
6. a shallow compartmented tray in which printing type is kept
vt.
cased, casing
1. to put into a container
2. to cover or enclose

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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