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KK Pronunciation

〔 kєs 〕


〔 kєis 〕

Overview of noun case

The noun case has 20 senses

  • case, instance, example -- (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")

  • event, case -- (a special set of circumstances; "in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled")

  • lawsuit, suit, case, cause, causa -- (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")

  • case -- (the actual state of things; "that was not the case")

  • case -- (a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage")

  • case -- (a person requiring professional services; "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor")

  • subject, case, 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")

  • case -- (a problem requiring investigation; "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir")

  • case -- (a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument; "he stated his case clearly")

  • case, caseful -- (the quantity contained in a case)

  • case, grammatical case -- (nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence)

  • case -- (a specific state of mind that is temporary; "a case of the jitters")

  • character, eccentric, type, case -- (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")

  • font, fount, typeface, face, case -- (a specific size and style of type within a type family)

  • sheath, case -- (an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part)

  • shell, case, casing -- (the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case")

  • casing, case -- (the enclosing frame around a door or window opening; "the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced")

  • case, 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")

  • case, pillowcase, slip, pillow slip -- (bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase")

  • case, display case, showcase, vitrine -- (a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home)

Overview of verb case

The verb case has 2 senses

  • case -- (look over, usually with the intention to rob; "They men cased the housed")

  • encase, incase, case -- (enclose in, or as if in, a case; "my feet were encased in mud")