Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun case

20 senses of case

Sense 1
case, instance, example -- (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")
       => happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event -- (an event that happens)

Sense 2
event, case -- (a special set of circumstances; "in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled")
       => circumstance -- (a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity)

Sense 3
lawsuit, suit, case, cause, causa -- (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")
       => proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings -- ((law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked)

Sense 4
case -- (the actual state of things; "that was not the case")
       => fact -- (a piece of information about circumstances that exist or events that have occurred; "first you must collect all the facts of the case")

Sense 5
case -- (a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage")
       => container -- (any 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))

Sense 6
case -- (a person requiring professional services; "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor")
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 7
subject, case, guinea pig -- (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")
       => person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul -- (a human being; "there was too much for one person to do")

Sense 8
case -- (a problem requiring investigation; "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir")
       => problem -- (a question raised for consideration or solution; "our homework consisted of ten problems to solve")

Sense 9
case -- (a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument; "he stated his case clearly")
       => argument, statement -- (a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true; "it was a strong argument that his hypothesis was true")

Sense 10
case, caseful -- (the quantity contained in a case)
       => containerful -- (the quantity that a container will hold)

Sense 11
case, grammatical case -- (nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence)
       => grammatical category, syntactic category -- ((grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties)

Sense 12
case -- (a specific state of mind that is temporary; "a case of the jitters")
       => state of mind, frame of mind -- (a temporary psychological state)

Sense 13
character, eccentric, type, case -- (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")
       => adult, grownup -- (a fully developed person from maturity onward)

Sense 14
font, fount, typeface, face, case -- (a specific size and style of type within a type family)
       => type -- (printed characters; "small type is hard to read")

Sense 15
sheath, case -- (an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part)
       => covering, natural covering, cover -- (a natural object that covers or envelops; "under a covering of dust"; "the fox was flushed from its cover")

Sense 16
shell, case, casing -- (the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case")
       => housing -- (a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component)

Sense 17
casing, case -- (the enclosing frame around a door or window opening; "the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced")
       => framework -- (a structure supporting or containing something)

Sense 18
case, 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; "for English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters")
       => receptacle -- (a container that is used to put or keep things in)

Sense 19
case, pillowcase, slip, pillow slip -- (bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase")
       => bed linen -- (linen or cotton articles for a bed (as sheets and pillowcases))

Sense 20
case, display case, showcase, vitrine -- (a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home)
       => container -- (any 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))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb case

2 senses of case

Sense 1
case -- (look over, usually with the intention to rob; "They men cased the housed")
       => inspect -- (look over carefully; "Please inspect your father's will carefully")

Sense 2
encase, incase, case -- (enclose in, or as if in, a case; "my feet were encased in mud")
       => enclose, close in, inclose, shut in -- (surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence")

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