What is case?

  • (noun): A specific state of mind that is temporary.
    Example: "A case of the jitters"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on case, cases:

Encyclopedia Brown - TV Series On HBO
... 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" (Released to ...
Funicular - Operation - Bottom Towrope
... 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 ... 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 ...
Case - Other
... Case Township, Michigan Case-shot, a type of anti-personnel canister ammunition similar to a shrapnel shell Casement window ...
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 ...
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 ... The case also gives the harpsichord its external appearance and protects the instrument ...

More definitions of "case":

  • (noun): The quantity contained in a case.
    Synonyms: caseful
  • (verb): Look over, usually with the intention to rob.
    Example: "They men cased the housed"
  • (noun): The housing or outer covering of something.
    Example: "The clock has a walnut case"
    Synonyms: shell, casing
  • (noun): A portable container for carrying several objects.
    Example: "The musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
  • (noun): The actual state of things.
    Example: "That was not the case"
  • (noun): The enclosing frame around a door or window opening.
    Synonyms: casing
  • (noun): A statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument.
    Example: "He stated his case clearly"
  • (noun): Nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence.
    Synonyms: grammatical case
  • (noun): A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation.
    Synonyms: subject, guinea pig
  • (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): 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
  • (noun): An enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part.
    Synonyms: sheath
  • (noun): A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities).
    Example: "A mental case"
    Synonyms: character, eccentric, type
  • (noun): A problem requiring investigation.
    Example: "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"
  • (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): A special set of circumstances.
    Example: "It may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled"
    Synonyms: event

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    Instructing in cures, therapists always recommend that “each case be individualized.” If this advice is followed, one becomes persuaded that those means recommended in textbooks as the best, means perfectly appropriate for the template case, turn out to be completely unsuitable in individual cases.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
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    My case is thrown exclusively upon the independent voters of this county, and if elected they will have conferred a favor upon me, for which I shall be unremitting in my labors to compensate.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)