Case - (n.) A box, sheath, or covering; as, a case for holding goods; a case for spectacles; the case of a watch; the case (capsule) of a cartridge; a case (cover) for a book.
Case - (n.) A box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of instruments.
Case - (n.) A shallow tray divided into compartments or "boxes" for holding type.
Case - (n.) An inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window case.
Case - (n.) A small fissure which admits water to the workings.
Case - (v. t.) To cover or protect with, or as with, a case; to inclose.
Case - (v. t.) To strip the skin from; as, to case a box.
Case - (n.) Chance; accident; hap; opportunity.
Case - (n.) That which befalls, comes, or happens; an event; an instance; a circumstance, or all the circumstances; condition; state of things; affair; as, a strange case; a case of injustice; the case of the Indian tribes.
Case - (n.) A patient under treatment; an instance of sickness or injury; as, ten cases of fever; also, the history of a disease or injury.
Case - (n.) The matters of fact or conditions involved in a suit, as distinguished from the questions of law; a suit or action at law; a cause.
Case - (n.) One of the forms, or the inflections or changes of form, of a noun, pronoun, or adjective, which indicate its relation to other words, and in the aggregate constitute its declension; the relation which a noun or pronoun sustains to some other word.
Case - (v. i.) To propose hypothetical cases.
Bookcase - (n.) A case with shelves for holding books, esp. one with glazed doors.
Capcase - (n.) A small traveling case or bandbox; formerly, a chest.
Carcase - (n.) See Carcass.
Cardcase - (n.) A case for visiting cards.
Cased - (imp. & p. p.) of Case
Caseation - (n.) A degeneration of animal tissue into a cheesy or curdy mass.
Case-bay - (n.) The space between two principals or girders
Case-bay - (n.) One of the joists framed between a pair of girders in naked flooring.
Caseharden - (v. t.) To subject to a process which converts the surface of iron into steel.
Caseharden - (v. t.) To render insensible to good influences.
Casehardened - (a.) Having the surface hardened, as iron tools.
Casehardened - (a.) Hardened against, or insusceptible to, good influences; rendered callous by persistence in wrongdoing or resistance of good influences; -- said of persons.
Casehardening - (n.) The act or process of converting the surface of iron into steel.
Caseic - (a.) Of or pertaining to cheese; as, caseic acid.
Casein - (n.) A proteid substance present in both the animal and the vegetable kingdom. In the animal kingdom it is chiefly found in milk, and constitutes the main part of the curd separated by rennet; in the vegetable kingdom it is found more or less abundantly in the seeds of leguminous plants. Its reactions resemble those of alkali albumin.
Case knife - () A knife carried in a sheath or case.
Case knife - () A large table knife; -- so called from being formerly kept in a case.
Casemate - (n.) A bombproof chamber, usually of masonry, in which cannon may be placed, to be fired through embrasures; or one capable of being used as a magazine, or for quartering troops.
Casemate - (n.) A hollow molding, chiefly in cornices.
Casemated - (a.) Furnished with, protected by, or built like, a casemate.
Casement - (n.) A window sash opening on hinges affixed to the upright side of the frame into which it is fitted. (Poetically) A window.
Casemented - (a.) Having a casement or casements.
Caseous - (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, cheese; having the qualities of cheese; cheesy.
Casern - (n.) A lodging for soldiers in garrison towns, usually near the rampart; barracks.
Case shot - () A collection of small projectiles, inclosed in a case or canister.
Caseum - (n.) Same as Casein.
Caseworm - (n.) A worm or grub that makes for itself a case. See Caddice.
Discase - (v. t.) To strip; to undress.
Doorcase - (n.) The surrounding frame into which a door shuts.
Encase - (v. t.) To inclose as in a case. See Incase.
Encasement - (n.) The act of encasing; also, that which encases.
Encasement - (n.) An old theory of generation similar to embo/tement. See Ovulist.
Fly-case - (n.) The covering of an insect, esp. the elytra of beetles.
Incased - (imp. & p. p.) of Incase
Incase - (v. t.) To inclose in a case; to inclose; to cover or surround with something solid.
Incasement - (n.) The act or process of inclosing with a case, or the state of being incased.
Incasement - (n.) That which forms a case, covering, or inclosure.
Iron-cased - (a.) Cased or covered with iron, as a vessel; ironclad.
Lower-case - (a.) Pertaining to, or kept in, the lower case; -- used to denote the small letters, in distinction from capitals and small capitals. See the Note under 1st Case, n., 3.
Needlecase - (n.) A case to keep needles.
Parcase - (adv.) Perchance; by chance.
Percase - (adv.) Perhaps; perchance.
Pillowcase - (n.) A removable case or covering for a pillow, usually of white linen or cotton cloth.
Scasely - (adv.) Scarcely; hardly.
Staircase - (n.) A flight of stairs with their supporting framework, casing, balusters, etc.
Swinecase - (n.) A hogsty.
Uncase - (v. t.) To take out of a case or covering; to remove a case or covering from; to uncover.
Uncase - (v. t.) To strip; to flay.
Uncase - (v. t.) To display, or spread to view, as a flag, or the colors of a military body.
Case - n. 1 instance of something occurring. 2 hypothetical or actual situation. 3 a person's illness, circumstances, etc., as regarded by a doctor, social worker, etc. B such a person. 4 matter under esp. Police investigation. 5 suit at law. 6 a sum of the arguments on one side, esp. In a lawsuit. B set of arguments (have a good case). C valid set of arguments (have no case). 7 gram. A relation of a word to other words in a sentence. B form of a noun, adjective, or pronoun expressing this. 8 colloq. Comical person. in any case whatever the truth is; whatever may happen. In case 1 in the event that; if. 2 lest; in provision against a possibility (took it in case). In case of in the event of. Is (or is not) the case is (or is not) so. [latin casus from cado fall]
Case - —n. 1 container or enclosing covering. 2 this with its contents. 3 protective outer covering. 4 item of luggage, esp. A suitcase. —v. (-sing) 1 enclose in a case. 2 (foll. By with) surround. 3 slang reconnoitre (a house etc.) Before burgling it. [latin capsa box]
Attaché case - n. Small rectangular document case.
Bookcase - n. Cabinet of shelves for books.
Briefcase - n. Flat document case.
Case-harden - v. 1 harden the surface of (esp. Iron by carbonizing). 2 make callous.
Case history - n. Record of a person's life or medical history for use in professional treatment.
Casein - n. The main protein in milk and cheese. [latin caseus cheese]
Case-law - n. Law as established by the outcome of former cases.
Casemate - n. 1 embrasured room in a fortress wall. 2 armoured enclosure for guns on a warship. [french and italian]
Casement - n. Window or part of a window hinged to open like a door. [anglo-latin: related to *case2]
Casework - n. Social work concerned with studying a person's family and background. caseworker n.
Crankcase - n. Case enclosing a crankshaft.
Encase - v. (-sing) enclose in or as in a case. encasement n.
Lower case - n. Small letters.
Moving staircase - n. Escalator.
Notecase - n. Wallet for holding banknotes.
Nutcase - n. Slang crazy person.
Pillowcase - n. (also pillowslip) washable cover for a pillow.
Showcase - —n. 1 glass case for exhibiting goods etc. 2 event etc. Designed to exhibit someone or something to advantage. —v. (-sing) display in or as if in a showcase.
Spiral staircase - n. Circular staircase round a central axis.
Staircase - n. Flight of stairs and the supporting structure.
Suitcase - n. Case for carrying clothes etc., with a handle and a flat hinged lid.
Test case - n. Law case setting a precedent for other similar cases.
Upper case - n. Capital letters.
Wing-case - n. Horny cover of an insect's wing.
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