Synonyms of case


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


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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Definition and meaning of case (Dictionary)