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case1 US English

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

case2 US English

A container designed to hold or protect something

case1 US Thesaurus

a classic case of overreaction

case2 US Thesaurus

a cigarette case

case New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

partitioned container for loose metal type

in case US English

As a provision against something happening or being true

case file US English

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

case law US English

The law as established by the outcome of former cases

case shot US English

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

cold case US English

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

cot-case US English

A person who is too ill to leave their bed

hard case US English

A tough or intractable person

head case US English

A mentally ill or unstable person

soul case US English

The body

test case US English

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

wing case US English

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

head case US Thesaurus

it seems that every family has at least one head case

basket case US English

A person or thing regarded as useless or unable to cope

camel case US English

A typographical convention in which an initial capital is used for the first letter of a word forming the second element of a closed compound, e.g. PayPal, iPhone, MasterCard

case-harden US English

Harden the surface of (a material)

case knife US English

A type of dagger carried in a sheath

case study US English

A process or record of research in which detailed consideration is given to the development of a particular person, group, or situation over a period of time

case system US English

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

court case US English

A dispute between two parties that is decided in a court of law

flight case US English

A sturdy case used for transporting equipment

glass case US English

An exhibition display case made mostly from glass

index case US English

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

pencil case US English

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

vanity case US English

A small case fitted with a mirror and compartments for makeup

worst-case US 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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