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Definition of Case

Case

  1. A box, sheath, or covering; as, a case for holding goods; a case for spectacles; the case of a watch; the case (capsule) of a cartridge; a case (cover) for a book.
  2. A box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of instruments.
  3. A shallow tray divided into compartments or "boxes" for holding type.
  4. An inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window case.
  5. A small fissure which admits water to the workings.
  6. To cover or protect with, or as with, a case; to inclose.
  7. To strip the skin from; as, to case a box.
  8. Chance; accident; hap; opportunity.
  9. That which befalls, comes, or happens; an event; an instance; a circumstance, or all the circumstances; condition; state of things; affair; as, a strange case; a case of injustice; the case of the Indian tribes.
  10. A patient under treatment; an instance of sickness or injury; as, ten cases of fever; also, the history of a disease or injury.
  11. The matters of fact or conditions involved in a suit, as distinguished from the questions of law; a suit or action at law; a cause.
  12. One of the forms, or the inflections or changes of form, of a noun, pronoun, or adjective, which indicate its relation to other words, and in the aggregate constitute its declension; the relation which a noun or pronoun sustains to some other word.
  13. To propose hypothetical cases.

Case Quotations

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.
J. K. Rowling

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.
Colin Powell

I never said I wanted a 'happy' life but an interesting one. From separation and loss, I have learned a lot. I have become strong and resilient, as is the case of almost every human being exposed to life and to the world. We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward.
Isabel Allende

When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he himself is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamour.
Piers Anthony

We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.
C. S. Lewis
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Case Translations

case in Afrikaans is saak, ding
case in Dutch is affaire, zaak, aangelegenheid, ding
case in Finnish is asia
case in Italian is tasca, valigia, affare, astuccio, decadimento
case in Latin is theca, causa
case in Norwegian is anliggende
case in Portuguese is caso, assunto
case in Spanish is baul, particular, asunto, caso, bolsillo

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