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case1 British & World English

An instance of a particular situation; an example of something occurring

case2 British & World English

A container designed to hold or protect something

in case British & World English

As a provision against something happening or being true

case file British & World English

A collection of documents and evidence relating to a particular legal case

case law British & World English

The law as established by the outcome of former cases

case-shot British & World English

Bullets or pieces of metal in an iron case fired from a cannon

cot-case British & World English

A person who is too ill to leave their bed

cold case British & World English

An unsolved criminal investigation which remains open pending the discovery of new evidence

test case British & World English

A case that sets a precedent for other cases involving the same question of law

wing case British & World English

Each of a pair of modified toughened forewings which cover the functional wings in certain insects, especially an elytron of a beetle

hard case British & World English

A tough or intractable person

basket case British & World English

A person or thing regarded as useless or unable to cope

case knife British & World English

A type of dagger carried in a sheath

case study British & World English

A process or record of research into the development of a particular person, group, or situation over a period of time

case system British & World English

A method of teaching or studying law that emphasizes the analysis and discussion of selected cases

pencil case British & World English

A small container for pencils, pens, and other writing equipment

flight case British & World English

A sturdy case used for transporting equipment

vanity case British & World English

A small case fitted with a mirror and compartments for make-up

watch case British & World English

A metal case enclosing the works of a watch

upper case British & World English

Capital letters as opposed to small letters (lower case)

worst-case British & World English

(Of a projected development) characterized by the worst of the possible foreseeable circumstances

glass case British & World English

An exhibition display case made mostly from glass

index case British & World English

The first identified case in a group of related cases of a particular communicable or heritable disease

lower case British & World English

Small letters as opposed to capital letters (upper case)

attaché case British & World English

A small, flat, rigid, rectangular case used for carrying documents

business case British & World English

A justification for a proposed project or undertaking on the basis of its expected commercial benefit

in case of British & World English

In the event of (a particular situation)

in no case British & World English

Under no circumstances

case grammar British & World English

A form of grammar in which the structure of sentences is analysed in terms of semantic case relationships

case-hardened British & World English

(Of a material) having a hard surface

case history British & World English

A record of a person’s background or medical history kept by a doctor or social worker

charity case British & World English

A person or group regarded as needing help or financial support

packing case British & World English

A large strong box, typically a wooden one, in which goods are packed for transportation or storage

dressing case British & World English

A case used for toiletries

document case British & World English

A lightweight, typically flexible case for carrying papers

display case British & World English

A case, made all or partly of glass, for displaying items in a shop or museum for observation or inspection

federal case British & World English

A criminal case that falls under the jurisdiction of a federal court

special case British & World English

A situation or person that has unusual qualities or needs

Wardian case British & World English

A glass-sided airtight case used for growing ferns or other plants indoors or for transporting living plants over long distances

writing case British & World English

A portable case for holding writing materials and paper

in any case British & World English

Whatever happens or may have happened

in that case British & World English

If that is or will be the situation

case conference British & World English

A meeting of professionals such as teachers or social workers to discuss a particular case

case-sensitive British & World English

(Of a computer program or function) differentiating between capital and lower-case letters

case in point British & World English

An instance or example that illustrates what is being discussed

in case in case1 British & World English

As a provision against something happening or being true


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