What is case?

  • (noun): An enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part.
    Synonyms: sheath
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on case, cases:

Encyclopedia Brown - TV Series On HBO
... The Case of the Missing Time Capsule" (hour long special first aired in 1989 to kick off series and released to VHS.) "The Case of the Burglared Baseball Cards" (Released to VHS) "The Case of the Amazing Race Car ...
LaGrand Case
... The LaGrand case was a legal action heard before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which concerned the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations ... In the case the ICJ found that its own temporary court orders were legally binding and that the rights contained in the convention could not be denied by the application of ...
Funicular - Operation - Bottom Towrope
... to a second cable running through a pulley at the bottom of the incline in case the gravity force acting on the vehicles is too low to operate them on the slope ... In this case, the winching can also be done at the lower end of the incline. 6%, funiculars using sledges instead of cars, or any other case where it is not ensured that the descending car is always able to pull out the cable from the pulley in ...
Harpsichord - The Case
... The case holds in position all of the important structural members pinblock, soundboard, hitchpins, keyboard, and the jack action ... Cases vary greatly in weight and sturdiness Italian harpsichords are often of light construction heavier construction is found in the later Flemish ... The case also gives the harpsichord its external appearance and protects the instrument ...
Case - Other
... Case Township, Michigan Case-shot, a type of anti-personnel canister ammunition similar to a shrapnel shell Casement window ...

More definitions of "case":

  • (verb): Enclose in, or as if in, a case.
    Synonyms: encase, incase
  • (noun): A statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument.
    Example: "He stated his case clearly"
  • (noun): A portable container for carrying several objects.
    Example: "The musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
  • (noun): An occurrence of something.
    Example: "It was a case of bad judgment"
    Synonyms: instance, example
  • (verb): Look over, usually with the intention to rob.
    Example: "They men cased the housed"
  • (noun): A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities).
    Example: "A mental case"
    Synonyms: character, eccentric, type
  • (noun): Nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence.
    Synonyms: grammatical case
  • (noun): A special set of circumstances.
    Example: "It may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"
    Synonyms: event
  • (noun): A comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy.
    Synonyms: lawsuit, suit, cause, causa
  • (noun): A specific state of mind that is temporary.
    Example: "A case of the jitters"
  • (noun): The housing or outer covering of something.
    Example: "The clock has a walnut case"
    Synonyms: shell, casing
  • (noun): A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation.
    Synonyms: subject, guinea pig
  • (noun): The enclosing frame around a door or window opening.
    Synonyms: casing
  • (noun): A person requiring professional services.
    Example: "A typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"
  • (noun): The actual state of things.
    Example: "That was not the case"
  • (noun): A glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home.
    Synonyms: display case, showcase
  • (noun): The quantity contained in a case.
    Synonyms: caseful
  • (noun): A problem requiring investigation.
    Example: "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"

Famous quotes containing the word case:

    Television is an excellent system when one has nothing to lose, as is the case with a nomadic and rootless country like the United States, but in Europe the affect of television is that of a bulldozer which reduces culture to the lowest possible denominator.
    Marc Fumaroli (b. 1932)

    If you think dope is for kicks and for thrills, you’re out of your mind. There are more kicks to be had in a good case of paralytic polio or by living in an iron lung. If you think you need stuff to play music or sing, you’re crazy. It can fix you so you can’t play nothing or sing nothing.
    Billie Holiday (1915–1959)

    The attention of those who frequent the camp-meetings at Eastham is said to be divided between the preaching of the Methodists and the preaching of the billows on the back side of the Cape, for they all stream over here in the course of their stay. I trust that in this case the loudest voice carries it. With what effect may we suppose the ocean to say, “My hearers!” to the multitude on the bank. On that side some John N. Maffit; on this, the Reverend Poluphloisboios Thalassa.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)