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  • a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
  • bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
    • the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase
  • (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
  • the enclosing frame around a door or window opening
    • the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced
  • the housing or outer covering of something
    • the clock has a walnut case
  • an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
  • a specific size and style of type within a type family
  • 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
  • a specific state of mind that is temporary
    • a case of the jitters
  • nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
  • the quantity contained in a case
  • a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument
    • he stated his case clearly
  • a problem requiring investigation
    • Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir
  • 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
  • a person requiring professional services
    • a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor
  • a portable container for carrying several objects
    • the musicians left their instrument cases backstage
  • the actual state of things
    • that was not the case
  • 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
  • a special set of circumstances
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled
  • 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
  • enclose in, or as if in, a case
    • my feet were encased in mud
  • look over, usually with the intention to rob
    • They men cased the housed
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