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case         

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1]  

      n  
1    a single instance, occurrence, or example of something  
2    an instance of disease, injury, hardship, etc.  
3    a question or matter for discussion  
the case before the committee     
4    a specific condition or state of affairs; situation  
5    a set of arguments supporting a particular action, cause, etc.  
6   
a    a person attended or served by a doctor, social worker, solicitor, etc.; patient or client  
b    (as modifier)  
a case study     
7   
a    an action or suit at law or something that forms sufficient grounds for bringing an action  
he has a good case     
b    the evidence offered in court to support a claim  
8      (Grammar)  
a    a set of grammatical categories of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives, marked by inflection in some languages, indicating the relation of the noun, adjective, or pronoun to other words in the sentence  
b    any one of these categories  
the nominative case     
9    Informal   a person in or regarded as being in a specified condition  
the accident victim was a hospital case, he's a mental case     
10    Informal   a person of a specified character (esp. in the phrase a hard case)  
11    Informal   an odd person; eccentric  
12      (U.S.)  
informal   love or infatuation  
13       short for       case shot  
  
See  
    canister       2b  
14    as the case may be   according to the circumstances  
15    in any case   adv   no matter what; anyhow  
we will go in any case     
16    in case   adv  
a    in order to allow for eventualities  
b    as conj   in order to allow for the possibility that  
take your coat in case it rains     
c      (U.S)   if  
17    in case of   prep   in the event of  
18    in no case   adv   under no circumstances  
in no case should you fight back     
     (Old English casus (grammatical) case, associated also with Old French cas a happening; both from Latin casus, a befalling, occurrence, from cadere to fall)  
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case          [2]  
      n  
1   
a    a container, such as a box or chest  
b    (in combination)  
suitcase, briefcase     
2    an outer cover or sheath, esp. for a watch  
3    a receptacle and its contents  
a case of ammunition     
4    a pair or brace, esp. of pistols  
5      (Architect)      another word for       casing       3  
6    a completed cover ready to be fastened to a book to form its binding  
7      (Printing)   a tray divided into many compartments in which a compositor keeps individual metal types of a particular size and style. Cases were originally used in pairs, one (the upper case) for capitals, the other (the lower case) for small letters  
8      (Metallurgy)   the surface of a piece of steel that has been case-hardened  
      vb   tr  
9    to put into or cover with a case  
to case the machinery     
10    Slang   to inspect carefully (esp. a place to be robbed)  
     (C13: from Old French casse, from Latin capsa, from capere to take, hold)  

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casing  
      n  
1    a protective case or cover  
2    material for a case or cover  
3      (Also called)    case          a frame containing a door, window, or staircase  
4    the intestines of cattle, pigs, etc., or a synthetic substitute, used as a container for sausage meat  
5    the outer cover of a pneumatic tyre  
6    a pipe or tube used to line a hole or shaft  
7    the outer shell of a steam or gas turbine  


attaché case  
      n   a small flat rectangular briefcase used for carrying documents, papers, etc.  
basket case  
      n  
Slang  
1      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a person who has had both arms and both legs amputated  
2    a person who is suffering from extreme nervous strain; nervous wreck  
3   
a    someone or something that is incapable of functioning normally  
b    (as modifier)  
a basket-case economy     
case          [1]  
      n  
1    a single instance, occurrence, or example of something  
2    an instance of disease, injury, hardship, etc.  
3    a question or matter for discussion  
the case before the committee     
4    a specific condition or state of affairs; situation  
5    a set of arguments supporting a particular action, cause, etc.  
6   
a    a person attended or served by a doctor, social worker, solicitor, etc.; patient or client  
b    (as modifier)  
a case study     
7   
a    an action or suit at law or something that forms sufficient grounds for bringing an action  
he has a good case     
b    the evidence offered in court to support a claim  
8      (Grammar)  
a    a set of grammatical categories of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives, marked by inflection in some languages, indicating the relation of the noun, adjective, or pronoun to other words in the sentence  
b    any one of these categories  
the nominative case     
9    Informal   a person in or regarded as being in a specified condition  
the accident victim was a hospital case, he's a mental case     
10    Informal   a person of a specified character (esp. in the phrase a hard case)  
11    Informal   an odd person; eccentric  
12      (U.S.)  
informal   love or infatuation  
13       short for       case shot  
  
See  
    canister       2b  
14    as the case may be   according to the circumstances  
15    in any case   adv   no matter what; anyhow  
we will go in any case     
16    in case   adv  
a    in order to allow for eventualities  
b    as conj   in order to allow for the possibility that  
take your coat in case it rains     
c      (U.S)   if  
17    in case of   prep   in the event of  
18    in no case   adv   under no circumstances  
in no case should you fight back     
     (Old English casus (grammatical) case, associated also with Old French cas a happening; both from Latin casus, a befalling, occurrence, from cadere to fall)  
case          [2]  
      n  
1   
a    a container, such as a box or chest  
b    (in combination)  
suitcase, briefcase     
2    an outer cover or sheath, esp. for a watch  
3    a receptacle and its contents  
a case of ammunition     
4    a pair or brace, esp. of pistols  
5      (Architect)      another word for       casing       3  
6    a completed cover ready to be fastened to a book to form its binding  
7      (Printing)   a tray divided into many compartments in which a compositor keeps individual metal types of a particular size and style. Cases were originally used in pairs, one (the upper case) for capitals, the other (the lower case) for small letters  
8      (Metallurgy)   the surface of a piece of steel that has been case-hardened  
      vb   tr  
9    to put into or cover with a case  
to case the machinery     
10    Slang   to inspect carefully (esp. a place to be robbed)  
     (C13: from Old French casse, from Latin capsa, from capere to take, hold)  
case grammar  
      n     (Linguistics)   a system of grammatical description based on the functional relations that noun groups have to the main verb of a sentence  
   Compare       systemic grammar       transformational grammar  
case-harden  
      vb   tr  
1      (Metallurgy)   to form a hard surface layer of high carbon content on (a steel component) by heating in a carburizing environment with subsequent quenching or heat treatment  
2    to harden the spirit or disposition of; make callous  
experience had case-hardened the judge     
case history  
      n   a record of a person's background, medical history, etc., esp. one used for determining medical treatment  
case knife  
      n      another name for       sheath knife  
case law  
      n   law established by following judicial decisions given in earlier cases  
   Compare       statute law  
  
See also  
    precedent       1  
case shot  
      n      another name for       canister       2b  
case stated  
      n     (Law)   a statement of the facts of a case prepared by one court for the opinion or judgment of another court,   (Also called)    stated case  
case study  
      n   the act or an instance of analysing one or more particular cases or case histories with a view to making generalizations  
cot case  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
1    a person confined to bed through illness  
2    Humorous   a person who is incapacitated by drink  
dispatch case  
      n   a case used for carrying papers, documents, books, etc., usually flat and stiff  
dressing case  
      n   (esp. formerly) a box or case fitted with all the toilet articles necessary for dressing oneself, arranging one's hair, etc.  
index case  
      n     (Med)   the first case of a disease  
lower case  
      n  
1    a compositor's type case, in which the small letters are kept  
      adj  
  lower-case  
2    of or relating to small letters  
      vb  
  lower-case  
3    tr   to print with lower-case letters  
special case  
      n     (Law)   an agreed written statement of facts submitted by litigants to a court for a decision on a point of law  
spore case  
      n      the nontechnical name for       sporangium  
stated case  
      n      another term for       case stated  
test case  
      n   a legal action that serves as a precedent in deciding similar succeeding cases  
upper case     (Printing)  
      n  
1    the top half of a compositor's type case in which capital letters, reference marks, and accents are kept  
      adj   upper-casewhen prenominal  
2    of or relating to capital letters kept in this case and used in the setting or production of printed or typed matter         
      vb  
  upper-case  
3    tr   to print with upper-case letters; capitalize  
wardian case  
      n   a type of glass container used for housing delicate ferns and similar plants  
     (C19: named after N. B. Ward (died 1868), English botanist)  
wing-case  
      n      the nontechnical name for       elytron  
worst case  
      n  
a    a situation in which the most unfavourable conditions prevail  
b    (as modifier)  
a worst-case projection of a massive accident     
writing case  
      n   a portable folder with compartments for holding writing materials  

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vanity bag   , case, box         
      n   a woman's small bag or hand case used to carry cosmetics, etc.  


attaché case  
      n   a small flat rectangular briefcase used for carrying documents, papers, etc.  
basket case  
      n  
Slang  
1      (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a person who has had both arms and both legs amputated  
2    a person who is suffering from extreme nervous strain; nervous wreck  
3   
a    someone or something that is incapable of functioning normally  
b    (as modifier)  
a basket-case economy     
case          [1]  
      n  
1    a single instance, occurrence, or example of something  
2    an instance of disease, injury, hardship, etc.  
3    a question or matter for discussion  
the case before the committee     
4    a specific condition or state of affairs; situation  
5    a set of arguments supporting a particular action, cause, etc.  
6   
a    a person attended or served by a doctor, social worker, solicitor, etc.; patient or client  
b    (as modifier)  
a case study     
7   
a    an action or suit at law or something that forms sufficient grounds for bringing an action  
he has a good case     
b    the evidence offered in court to support a claim  
8      (Grammar)  
a    a set of grammatical categories of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives, marked by inflection in some languages, indicating the relation of the noun, adjective, or pronoun to other words in the sentence  
b    any one of these categories  
the nominative case     
9    Informal   a person in or regarded as being in a specified condition  
the accident victim was a hospital case, he's a mental case     
10    Informal   a person of a specified character (esp. in the phrase a hard case)  
11    Informal   an odd person; eccentric  
12      (U.S.)  
informal   love or infatuation  
13       short for       case shot  
  
See  
    canister       2b  
14    as the case may be   according to the circumstances  
15    in any case   adv   no matter what; anyhow  
we will go in any case     
16    in case   adv  
a    in order to allow for eventualities  
b    as conj   in order to allow for the possibility that  
take your coat in case it rains     
c      (U.S)   if  
17    in case of   prep   in the event of  
18    in no case   adv   under no circumstances  
in no case should you fight back     
     (Old English casus (grammatical) case, associated also with Old French cas a happening; both from Latin casus, a befalling, occurrence, from cadere to fall)  
case          [2]  
      n  
1   
a    a container, such as a box or chest  
b    (in combination)  
suitcase, briefcase     
2    an outer cover or sheath, esp. for a watch  
3    a receptacle and its contents  
a case of ammunition     
4    a pair or brace, esp. of pistols  
5      (Architect)      another word for       casing       3  
6    a completed cover ready to be fastened to a book to form its binding  
7      (Printing)   a tray divided into many compartments in which a compositor keeps individual metal types of a particular size and style. Cases were originally used in pairs, one (the upper case) for capitals, the other (the lower case) for small letters  
8      (Metallurgy)   the surface of a piece of steel that has been case-hardened  
      vb   tr  
9    to put into or cover with a case  
to case the machinery     
10    Slang   to inspect carefully (esp. a place to be robbed)  
     (C13: from Old French casse, from Latin capsa, from capere to take, hold)  
case grammar  
      n     (Linguistics)   a system of grammatical description based on the functional relations that noun groups have to the main verb of a sentence  
   Compare       systemic grammar       transformational grammar  
case-harden  
      vb   tr  
1      (Metallurgy)   to form a hard surface layer of high carbon content on (a steel component) by heating in a carburizing environment with subsequent quenching or heat treatment  
2    to harden the spirit or disposition of; make callous  
experience had case-hardened the judge     
case history  
      n   a record of a person's background, medical history, etc., esp. one used for determining medical treatment  
case knife  
      n      another name for       sheath knife  
case law  
      n   law established by following judicial decisions given in earlier cases  
   Compare       statute law  
  
See also  
    precedent       1  
case shot  
      n      another name for       canister       2b  
case stated  
      n     (Law)   a statement of the facts of a case prepared by one court for the opinion or judgment of another court,   (Also called)    stated case  
case study  
      n   the act or an instance of analysing one or more particular cases or case histories with a view to making generalizations  
cot case  
      n     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
1    a person confined to bed through illness  
2    Humorous   a person who is incapacitated by drink  
dispatch case  
      n   a case used for carrying papers, documents, books, etc., usually flat and stiff  
dressing case  
      n   (esp. formerly) a box or case fitted with all the toilet articles necessary for dressing oneself, arranging one's hair, etc.  
index case  
      n     (Med)   the first case of a disease  
lower case  
      n  
1    a compositor's type case, in which the small letters are kept  
      adj  
  lower-case  
2    of or relating to small letters  
      vb  
  lower-case  
3    tr   to print with lower-case letters  
special case  
      n     (Law)   an agreed written statement of facts submitted by litigants to a court for a decision on a point of law  
spore case  
      n      the nontechnical name for       sporangium  
stated case  
      n      another term for       case stated  
test case  
      n   a legal action that serves as a precedent in deciding similar succeeding cases  
upper case     (Printing)  
      n  
1    the top half of a compositor's type case in which capital letters, reference marks, and accents are kept  
      adj   upper-casewhen prenominal  
2    of or relating to capital letters kept in this case and used in the setting or production of printed or typed matter  
      vb  
  upper-case  
3    tr   to print with upper-case letters; capitalize  
wardian case  
      n   a type of glass container used for housing delicate ferns and similar plants  
     (C19: named after N. B. Ward (died 1868), English botanist)  
wing-case  
      n      the nontechnical name for       elytron  
worst case  
      n  
a    a situation in which the most unfavourable conditions prevail  
b    (as modifier)  
a worst-case projection of a massive accident     
writing case  
      n   a portable folder with compartments for holding writing materials  

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case

  
1    box, cabinet, canister, capsule, carton, cartridge, casket, chest, coffret, compact, container, crate, holder, receptacle, suitcase, tray, trunk  
2    capsule, casing, cover, covering, envelope, folder, integument, jacket, sheath, shell, wrapper, wrapping  
3    circumstance(s), condition, context, contingency, dilemma, event, plight, position, predicament, situation, state  
4    example, illustration, instance, occasion, occurrence, specimen  
5      (Law)   action, cause, dispute, lawsuit, proceedings, process, suit, trial  

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I rest my case n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
v.
be convinced that something is very probable or likely (to happen or be the case)
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
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