An instance of a particular situation; an example of something occurring
A container designed to hold or protect something
this moral panic is a classic case of overreaction
a monogrammed cigarette case
As a provision against something happening or being true
The particular case of a system being analysed in which no variables are changed from their initial values.
Belonging or relating to the best of a number of possible situations or sets of circumstances; designating such a situation or set of circumstances (frequently with scenario).
The space between two girders.
A morphological variant of a word which serves to indicate its case.
Any of various small moths with larvae that spin protective cases around themselves; especially a bagworm moth of the family Psychidae.
(Chiefly in plural) a note recording the condition or treatment of a person receiving medical attention, social care, etc.
Oil, especially paraffin, transported in metal cans packed in wooden cases.
Shepherd's purse, Capsella bursa-pastoris.
Entomology the cuticle that covers the eye of an adult insect or the developing eye of a pupa.
A receptacle for types, used in job printing and having boxes for both upper- and lower-case types.
A double case for a watch, consisting of an inner case containing the workings and a protective or decorative outer case.
A case or container for a pen or pens.
A case for a tobacco pipe or its bowl.
The horny cuticle of a pupa or chrysalis.
Music a case for storing the reeds used in an instrument such as an oboe or clarinet.
A pathetic, socially inept, or otherwise contemptible person.
A collection of documents and evidence relating to a particular legal case
The law as established by the outcome of former cases
Bullets or pieces of metal in an iron case fired from a cannon
An unsolved criminal investigation which remains open pending the discovery of new evidence
A person who is too ill to leave their bed
A tough or intractable person
A case that sets a precedent for other cases involving the same question of law
Each of a pair of modified toughened forewings which cover the functional wings in certain insects, especially an elytron of a beetle
On the basis of, or according to, each individual case; so as to consider each case separately, taking into account its individual circumstances and features.
Utilizing individual or collected cases, case studies, or case reports, as source material or evidence.
A (usually square) bottle that fits in a case with others.
(In case grammar) the underlying set of semantic and syntactic relationships linking the verb with the nominal phrases of the sentence at the level of deep structure.
Merchandise transported, stored, or sold in cases.
A person who keeps a record of the cards taken from the dealing box.
A person who makes cases.
A phrase consisting of a preposition and noun serving to express the relationship of that noun to another element in the clause rather than a simple case inflection (as foot of a crow rather than crow's foot).
A report (typically written or published) of a medical, legal, or other type of case.
A document recording a patient's medical history; also in extended use.
Each of two springs in the hinged cover of a hunting watch, one that keeps it closed and one that causes the cover to fly open when the first spring is released by pressure on the cover.
(In Chomskyan linguistics) a theory that seeks to explain how Case is assigned to nominal phrases.
An unattractive or embarrassing person, a social outcast.
A perfect or supremely excellent example or illustration of its kind; (especially in Science) a notional or hypothetical situation that exemplifies a phenomenon when all assumptions are true and there are no complicating or extraneous factors.
A case used to hold letters, papers, or stationery.
An extreme or marginal instance of a phenomenon, in which the key variable quality or value is at the minimum or maximum extent of its possible variation.
A person too ill or badly injured to walk, who is carried on a litter: compare stretcher case.