Textual thesaurus for "case"

(noun) lawsuit, causa, cause, suit

a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy

the family brought suit against the landlord

(noun) showcase, vitrine, display case

a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home

(noun) pillow slip, pillowcase, slip

bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow

the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase

(noun) compositor's case, typesetter's case

(printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers

for English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters

(noun) casing

the enclosing frame around a door or window opening

the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced

(noun) shell, casing

the housing or outer covering of something

the clock has a walnut case

(noun) sheath

an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part

(noun) grammatical case

nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence

(noun) typeface, face, font, fount

a specific size and style of type within a type family

(noun) example, instance

an occurrence of something

it was a case of bad judgment; another instance occurred yesterday; but there is always the famous example of the Smiths

(noun) character, eccentric, type

a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

a real character; a strange character; a friendly eccentric; the capable type; a mental case

(noun) subject, guinea pig

a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation

the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly; the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities

(noun) caseful

the quantity contained in a case

(noun) event

a special set of circumstances

in that event, the first possibility is excluded; it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

(verb) incase, encase

enclose in, or as if in, a case

my feet were encased in mud