What is case?

  • (noun): The actual state of things.
    Example: "That was not the case"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on case, cases:

Funicular - Operation - Bottom Towrope
... be attached to a second cable running through a pulley at the bottom of the incline in case the gravity force acting on the vehicles is too low to operate them on the slope ... In this case, the winching can also be done at the lower end of the incline ... for funiculars with gradients below 6%, funiculars using sledges instead of cars, or any other case where it is not ensured that the descending car is always able to pull out the cable from the pulley ...
Encyclopedia Brown - TV Series On HBO
... It also included a 60-minute episode ("The Case of the Missing Time Capsule") ... The Case of the Missing Time Capsule" (hour long special first aired in 1989 to kick off series and released to VHS.) "The Case of the Burglared Baseball Cards ...
Harpsichord - The Case
... The case holds in position all of the important structural members pinblock, soundboard, hitchpins, keyboard, and the jack action ... Cases vary greatly in weight and sturdiness Italian harpsichords are often of light construction heavier construction is found in the later Flemish instruments and those derived from them (see History of the ... The case also gives the harpsichord its external appearance and protects the instrument ...
LaGrand Case
... The LaGrand case was a legal action heard before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) which concerned the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations ... In the case the ICJ found that its own temporary court orders were legally binding and that the rights contained in the convention could not be denied by the application of domestic legal procedures ...
Case - Other
... Case Township, Michigan Case-shot, a type of anti-personnel canister ammunition similar to a shrapnel shell Casement window ...

More definitions of "case":

  • (noun): A statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument.
    Example: "He stated his case clearly"
  • (noun): The quantity contained in a case.
    Synonyms: caseful
  • (noun): An occurrence of something.
    Example: "It was a case of bad judgment"
    Synonyms: instance, example
  • (noun): A glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home.
    Synonyms: display case, showcase
  • (verb): Enclose in, or as if in, a case.
    Synonyms: encase, incase
  • (noun): A person requiring professional services.
    Example: "A typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"
  • (noun): A portable container for carrying several objects.
    Example: "The musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
  • (noun): A comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy.
    Synonyms: lawsuit, suit, cause, causa
  • (noun): The housing or outer covering of something.
    Example: "The clock has a walnut case"
    Synonyms: shell, casing
  • (noun): A problem requiring investigation.
    Example: "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"
  • (verb): Look over, usually with the intention to rob.
    Example: "They men cased the housed"
  • (noun): A special set of circumstances.
    Example: "It may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"
    Synonyms: event
  • (noun): A specific state of mind that is temporary.
    Example: "A case of the jitters"
  • (noun): A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities).
    Example: "A mental case"
    Synonyms: character, eccentric, type
  • (noun): An enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part.
    Synonyms: sheath
  • (noun): Nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence.
    Synonyms: grammatical case
  • (noun): The enclosing frame around a door or window opening.
    Synonyms: casing
  • (noun): A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation.
    Synonyms: subject, guinea pig

Famous quotes containing the word case:

    The attention of those who frequent the camp-meetings at Eastham is said to be divided between the preaching of the Methodists and the preaching of the billows on the back side of the Cape, for they all stream over here in the course of their stay. I trust that in this case the loudest voice carries it. With what effect may we suppose the ocean to say, “My hearers!” to the multitude on the bank. On that side some John N. Maffit; on this, the Reverend Poluphloisboios Thalassa.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Of all my prosecutors ... not one is my peer, but each and all are my political sovereigns; and had your honor submitted my case to the jury, as was clearly your duty, then I should have had just cause of protest, for not one of those men was my peer; but, native or foreign born, white or black, rich or poor, educated or ignorant, sober or drunk, each and every man of them was my political superior; hence, in no sense, my peer.
    Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906)

    In the case of pirates, say, I would like to know whether that profession of theirs has any peculiar glory about it. It sometimes ends in uncommon elevation, indeed; but only at the gallows.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)