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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

case1 English Thesaurus

this moral panic is a classic case of overreaction

case2 English Thesaurus

a monogrammed cigarette case

case New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

partitioned container for loose metal type

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

cold case British & World English

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

cot-case British & World English

A person who is too ill to leave their bed

hard case British & World English

A tough or intractable person

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

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

flight case British & World English

A sturdy case used for transporting equipment

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)

pencil case British & World English

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

upper case British & World English

Capital letters as opposed to small letters (lower case)

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

worst-case British & World English

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

lower case New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

small letters as opposed to capital (upper-case) letters


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