[noun] a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord" Synonyms: lawsuit, suit, cause, causa
[noun] an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths" Synonyms: instance, example
[noun] a special set of circumstances; "in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled" Synonyms: event
[noun] a problem requiring investigation; "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"
[noun] the actual state of things; "that was not the case"
[noun] a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument; "he stated his case clearly"
[noun] a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
[noun] a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation; "the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly"; "the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities" Synonyms: subject, guinea pig
[noun] a person requiring professional services; "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"
[noun] the quantity contained in a case Synonyms: ful
[noun] a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home Synonyms: display show
[noun] a specific state of mind that is temporary; "a case of the jitters"
[noun] nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence Synonyms: grammatical
[noun] the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case" Synonyms: shell, casing
[noun] 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" Synonyms: character, eccentric, type
[noun] an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part Synonyms: sheath
[noun] the enclosing frame around a door or window opening; "the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced" Synonyms: casing
[noun] bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase" Synonyms: pillowslip, pillow slip
[verb] look over, usually with the intention to rob; "They men cased the housed"
[verb] enclose in, or as if in, a case; "my feet were encased in mud" Synonyms: enin