Crossword clues for case
- (law) a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
- A specific state of mind that is temporary
- A problem requiring investigation
- The housing or outer covering of something
- A person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
- An enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
- The enclosing frame around a door or window opening
- Bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow
- Nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
- Inspect with larceny in mind
- Etui or pomander
- Job for Columbo
- Social worker's assignment
- Mason's job
- Dative or ablative
- Legal job
- Ablative, e.g.
- Work for 52 Across
- Job for F. Lee Bailey
- Word with book or load
- Pomander, e.g.
- Survey the joint
- Liquor shop order
- File object
- Task for Holmes
- Nominative or dative
- Word in many a Gardner title
- Each episode of "Law & Order," say
- Something to try
- Dative, for one
- Perry Mason's concern
- Something tried in a court
- Pair of pistols
- Attorney's concern
- Job for Belli
- Gardner title word
- Investigative object
- Lawyer's project
- ___ the joint
- Job for Mason or Trent
- Inspect the joint
- Item for the hold
- "Trent's Last ___": Bentley
- Word in Gardner titles
- Container for jewels
- Pair or set
- Job for Mason
- Word in mystery titles
- Legal work
- Suit follower
- Outer covering
- Job for Ellery Queen
- Investigate surreptitiously
- Printer's tray
- What Miss Marple works on
- Ablative or dative
- Size up the joint
- Moto matter
- Upper or lower follower
- Twenty-four cans of beer
- Job for Perry Mason
- Word in many Gardner titles
- Ventura's on it
- Beer buy
- Detective's job
- Job for Holmes
- Matter of grammar
- Big beer buy
- Detective's assignment
- Mason's assignment
- Part of a judge's docket
- Beer order
- Lawyers make it
- 24 cans
- Possessive, e.g.
- Steve ___, founder of 6-Down
- Four six-packs
- Lawyer's assignment
- Part of a judge's workload
- Purchase for a beer blast
- Whodunit title word
- Costco quantity
- It's built for a trial
- Wine unit
- Docket item
- Word with legal or lower
- Matter for a judge
- Size up
- 24 cans of beer
- Lawyer's undertaking
- Grammar concern
- Legal assignment
- Word in many Perry Mason titles
- Scope out, pre-heist
- Medical patient
- Law assignment
- Look over before holding up
- Item on a docket
- Private eye's project
- 24 cans of beer, e.g.
- Jewelry store feature
- What a sleuth tries to close
- "___ closed!"
- Portmanteau, e.g.
- Detective work
- Job for the Hardy Boys
- Each episode of "Law & Order," say
- See 19-Across
- Nominative or accusative
- Matter of law
- 24 bottles of beer
- See 7-Down
- Nominative, e.g.
- Job for a sleuth
- Beer purchase
- An occurrence of something
- A glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
- A person requiring professional services
- Someone who is an object of investigation
- A person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures
- A portable container for carrying several objects
- A statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument
- The actual state of things
- A special set of circumstances
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Case \Case\, n. [F. cas, fr. L. casus, fr. cadere to fall, to happen. Cf. Chance.]
Chance; accident; hap; opportunity. [Obs.]
By aventure, or sort, or cas.
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.
In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge.
--Deut. xxiv. 1
If the case of the man be so with his wife.
--Matt. xix. 10.
And when a lady's in the case You know all other things give place.
You think this madness but a common case.
I am in case to justle a constable,
3. (Med. & Surg.) A patient under treatment; an instance of sickness or injury; as, ten cases of fever; also, the history of a disease or injury.
A proper remedy in hypochondriacal cases.
(Law) 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.
Let us consider the reason of the case, for nothing is law that is not reason.
--Sir John Powell.
Not one case in the reports of our courts.
(Gram.) 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.
Case is properly a falling off from the nominative or first state of word; the name for which, however, is now, by extension of its signification, applied also to the nominative.
--J. W. Gibbs.
Note: Cases other than the nominative are oblique cases. Case endings are terminations by which certain cases are distinguished. In old English, as in Latin, nouns had several cases distinguished by case endings, but in modern English only that of the possessive case is retained.
Action on the case (Law), according to the old classification (now obsolete), was an action for redress of wrongs or injuries to person or property not specially provided against by law, in which the whole cause of complaint was set out in the writ; -- called also trespass on the case, or simply case.
All a case, a matter of indifference. [Obs.] ``It is all a case to me.''
Case at bar. See under Bar, n.
Case divinity, casuistry.
Case lawyer, one versed in the reports of cases rather than in the science of the law.
Case stated or Case agreed on (Law), a statement in writing of facts agreed on and submitted to the court for a decision of the legal points arising on them.
A hard case, an abandoned or incorrigible person. [Colloq.]
In any case, whatever may be the state of affairs; anyhow.
In case, or In case that, if; supposing that; in the event or contingency; if it should happen that. ``In case we are surprised, keep by me.''
In good case, in good condition, health, or state of body.
To put a case, to suppose a hypothetical or illustrative case.
Syn: Situation, condition, state; circumstances; plight; predicament; occurrence; contingency; accident; event; conjuncture; cause; action; suit.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 13c., "what befalls one; state of affairs," from Old French cas "an event, happening, situation, quarrel, trial," from Latin casus "a chance, occasion, opportunity; accident, mishap," literally "a falling," from cas-, past participle stem of cadere "to fall, sink, settle down, decline, perish" (used widely: of the setting of heavenly bodies, the fall of Troy, suicides), from PIE root *kad- "to lay out, fall or make fall, yield, break up" (cognates: Sanskrit sad- "to fall down," Armenian chacnum "to fall, become low," perhaps also Middle Irish casar "hail, lightning"). The notion being "that which falls" as "that which happens" (compare befall).\n
\nMeaning "instance, example" is from c.1300. Meaning "actual state of affairs" is from c.1400. Given widespread extended and transferred senses in English in law (16c.), medicine (18c.), etc.; the grammatical sense (late 14c.) was in Latin. U.S. slang meaning "person" is from 1848. In case "in the event" is recorded from mid-14c. Case history is from 1879, originally medical; case study "study of a particular case" is from 1879, originally legal.
"enclose in a case," 1570s, from case (n.2). Related: Cased; casing. Meaning "examine, inspect" (usually prior to robbing) is from 1915, American English slang, perhaps from the notion of giving a place a look on all sides (compare technical case (v.) "cover the outside of a building with a different material," 1707).
"receptacle," early 14c., from Anglo-French and Old North French casse (Old French chasse "case, reliquary;" Modern French châsse), from Latin capsa "box, repository" (especially for books), from capere "to take, hold" (see capable).\n
\nMeaning "outer protective covering" is from late 14c. Also used from 1660s with a sense "frame" (as in staircase, casement). Artillery sense is from 1660s, from case-shot "small projectiles put in cases" (1620s). Its application in the printing trade (first recorded 1580s) to the two trays where compositors keep their types in separate compartments for easy access led to upper-case letter for a capital (1862) and lower-case for small letters.\n\n"The cases, or receptacles, for the type, which are always in pairs, and termed the 'upper' and the 'lower,' are formed of two oblong wooden frames, divided into compartments or boxes of different dimensions, the upper case containing ninety-eight and the lower fifty-four. In the upper case are placed the capital, small capital, and accented letters, also figures, signs for reference to notes &c.; in the lower case the ordinary running letter, points for punctuation, spaces for separating the words, and quadrats for filling up the short lines."
["The Literary Gazette," Jan. 29, 1859]
n. 1 (context computing software English) computer-aided software engineering. 2 (context industry English) coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers.
a special set of circumstances; "in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled" [syn: event]
a problem requiring investigation; "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir"
the actual state of things; "that was not the case"
a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument; "he stated his case clearly"
a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage"
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" [syn: subject, guinea pig]
a person requiring professional services; "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor"
the quantity contained in a case [syn: caseful]
a specific state of mind that is temporary; "a case of the jitters"
nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence [syn: grammatical 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" [syn: character, eccentric, type]
an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part [syn: sheath]
the enclosing frame around a door or window opening; "the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced" [syn: casing]
Case or CASE may refer to:
Case Woodard, known mononymously as Case, (born October 4, 1975) is a Grammy-nominated American R&B singer-songwriter.
Case is the self-titled debut album by American R&B singer-songwriter Case. It was released on August 13, 1996. It features the hit single "Touch Me, Tease Me" featuring rapper Foxy Brown and Mary J. Blige. The album peaked at number seven on the R&B albums chart and reached number forty-two on the Billboard 200. Mary J. Blige (Case's girlfriend at the time) co-wrote the majority of his debut album.
In policy debate, a case, sometimes known as plan, is a textual advocacy presented by the affirmative team as a normative or "should" statement, generally in the 1AC. A case will often include either the resolution or a rephrasing of it.
The case is the advocacy established by the affirmative in the First affirmative constructive speech, often constructed around the support of a policy recommendation known as the affirmative plan. While the 1AC defines the parameters for the bulk of an affirmative's argument, the term "case" can be used to cover the entirety of the affirmative argument more broadly, referring, for instance, to additional advantages, counter-arguments, or rebuttal evidence that might be introduced in later speeches (if at all).
Case is an English language name, usually a surname but sometimes a given name. The given name may be a diminutive of Casey. The name may refer to:
A case of some merchandise is a collection of items packaged together. In the United States, typically a standard case contains a certain number of items depending on what the merchandise is. For consumer foodstuffs such as canned goods, soda, cereal and such, a case is typically 24 items, however cases may range from 12 to 36, typically in multiples of six. For larger bottles such as gallon jugs, a case is typically 4. The standard case for 32 oz bottles of soda and Powerade contains 15 bottles due to their peculiar shape and size. Cases of video tape are typically packed 10 to a case, and so on. A case of wine is composed of 12 bottles. A case is not a strict unit of measure and can be big enough to accommodate a dram or an hectare and small enough to cover a milligram. Cases are also known for carrying pizzas and barrels (à la Crate & Barrel).
Usage examples of "case".
And although, as has been said, a person who is found to be suspected in this way is not to be branded as a heretic, yet he must undergo a canonical purgation, or he must be caused to pronounce a solemn abjuration as in the case of one convicted of a slight heresy.
And even if he were to relapse into the same heresy which he had abjured, he would still not be liable to the said penalty, although he would be more severely punished than would have been the case if he had not abjured.
Hotel, and has been attended by the most happy results, yet the cases have presented so great a diversity of abnormal features, and have required so many variations in the course of treatment, to be met successfully, that we frankly acknowledge our inability to so instruct the unprofessional reader as to enable him to detect the various systemic faults common to this ever-varying disease, and adjust remedies to them, so as to make the treatment uniformly successful.
A vial of that which is first passed in the morning, should be sent with the history of the case, as chronic rheumatism effects characteristic changes in this excretion, which clearly and unmistakably indicate the abnormal condition of the fluids of the body upon which the disease depends.
Bonnain and Payne have observed analogous cases of this abnormality of the vaginal opening and subsequent accouchement by the anus.
For a long time the abnormality was not believed to exist, and some of the observers denied the proof by postmortem examination of any of the cases so diagnosed, but there is at present no doubt of the fact,--three, four, and five testicles having been found at autopsies.
Instead they laboured to bring aboard water, firewood, hogsheads of beer, rum, and lime juice, and cases of wine.
Should this prove to be the case I will leave someone aboard with instructions to haul down our colours.
In some cases, I do not doubt that the intercrossing of species, aboriginally distinct, has played an important part in the origin of our domestic productions.
I do not dispense abortifacients except in extreme cases when the life of mother and child both are at risk.
Whatever be the inequality in the hardness of the materials of which the rock consists, even in the case of pudding-stone, the surface is abraded so evenly as to leave the impression that a rigid rasp has moved over all the undulations of the land, advancing in one and the same direction and levelling all before it.
However, the Supreme Court declined to sustain Congress when, under the guise of enforcing the Fourteenth Amendment by appropriate legislation, it enacted a statute which was not limited to take effect only in case a State should abridge the privileges of United States citizens, but applied no matter how well the State might have performed its duty, and would subject to punishment private individuals who conspired to deprive anyone of the equal protection of the laws.
Brodie reports the history of a case in a negress who voided a fetus from an abscess at the navel about the seventeenth month of conception.
In the second case, in a youth of sixteen, death occurred after washing out a deep abscess of the nates with the same solution.
Nicholson mentions a case of ulceration and abscess of the nostrils and face from which maggots were discharged.