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Definition of 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

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

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

There could be no fairer destiny for any physical theory than that it should point the way to a more comprehensive theory in which it lives on as a limiting case.
Albert Einstein

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Abraham Lincoln

Republicans are for both the man and the dollar, but in case of conflict the man before the dollar.
Abraham Lincoln
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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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