- 1. case, instance, example, happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural event
- usage: 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"
- 2. event, case, circumstance
- usage: a special set of circumstances; "in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"
- 3. lawsuit, suit, case, cause, causa, proceeding, legal proceeding, proceedings
- usage: 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"
- 4. case, fact
- usage: the actual state of things; "that was not the case"
- 5. case, container
- usage: a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
- 6. case, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul
- usage: a person requiring professional services; "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"
- 7. subject, case, guinea pig, person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul
- usage: 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"
- 8. case, problem
- usage: a problem requiring investigation; "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"
- 9. case, argument, statement
- usage: a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument; "he stated his case clearly"
- 10. case, caseful, containerful
- usage: the quantity contained in a case
- 11. case, grammatical case, grammatical category, syntactic category
- usage: nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
- 12. case, state of mind, frame of mind
- usage: a specific state of mind that is temporary; "a case of the jitters"
- 13. character, eccentric, type, case, adult, grownup
- usage: 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"
- 14. font, fount, typeface, face, case, type
- usage: a specific size and style of type within a type family
- 15. sheath, case, covering, natural covering, cover
- usage: an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
- 16. shell, case, casing, housing
- usage: the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case"
- 17. casing, case, framework
- usage: the enclosing frame around a door or window opening; "the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced"
- 18. case, compositor's case, typesetter's case, receptacle
- usage: (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"
- 19. case, pillowcase, slip, pillow slip, bed linen
- usage: bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase"
- 20. case, display case, showcase, vitrine, container
- usage: a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
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- 1. case, inspect
- usage: look over, usually with the intention to rob; "They men cased the housed"
- 2. encase, incase, case, enclose, close in, inclose, shut in
- usage: enclose in, or as if in, a case; "my feet were encased in mud"
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