[keɪs] or [kes]
(noun.) a portable container for carrying several objects; 'the musicians left their instrument cases backstage'.
(noun.) a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home.
(noun.) bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; 'the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase'.
(noun.) (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.) the actual state of things; 'that was not the case'.
(noun.) nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence.
(noun.) a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument; 'he stated his case clearly'.
(noun.) a problem requiring investigation; 'Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir'.
(noun.) 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.) a person requiring professional services; 'a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor'.
(noun.) the quantity contained in a case.
(noun.) a specific state of mind that is temporary; 'a case of the jitters'.
(verb.) look over, usually with the intention to rob; 'They men cased the housed'.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of instruments.
(n.) A shallow tray divided into compartments or "boxes" for holding type.
(n.) An inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window case.
(n.) A small fissure which admits water to the workings.
(v. t.) To cover or protect with, or as with, a case; to inclose.
(v. t.) To strip the skin from; as, to case a box.
(n.) Chance; accident; hap; opportunity.
(n.) 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.
(n.) A patient under treatment; an instance of sickness or injury; as, ten cases of fever; also, the history of a disease or injury.
(n.) 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.
(n.) 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.
(v. i.) To propose hypothetical cases.
n. . Covering, sheath, capsule.. Box.. State, condition, situation, category, plight, predicament, circumstances.. Suit, action, cause, process, trial.
SYN:Occurrence, circumstance, contingency, event, plight, predicament, fact,subject, condition, instance
ANT:Hypothesis, supposition, fancy, theory, conjecture
n. a covering box or sheath: a set: an outer coating for walls: in bookbinding the boards and back separate from the book: the frame in which a compositor has his types before him while at work.—v.t. to supply with a case.—n. Case′-bott′le a bottle made to fit into a case with others.—v.t. Case′-hard′en to convert the surface of certain kinds of malleable iron goods into steel thereby making them harder less liable to rust and capable of taking on a better polish.—ns. Case′-hard′ening; Case′-knife a large knife kept in a case; Case′maker one who makes cases or covers for books; Case′ment the case or frame of a window: a window that opens on hinges: a hollow moulding.—adj. Case′mented having casements.—ns. Case′-shot canister-shot an artillery projectile for use at close quarters; Case′-worm the caddice; Cas′ing the act of the verb Case: an outside covering of any kind as of boards plaster &c.
n. that which falls or happens event: particular state or condition—'in good case' = well off: subject of question or inquiry: an instance of disease: a person under medical treatment: a legal statement of facts: (gram.) the inflection of nouns &c.—Case of conscience (see Conscience).—In any case at all events: at any rate; In case in the event that; In case to in fit condition for; Make out one's case to give good reasons for one's statements or position; Put the case to suppose an instance: to take for example; The case the fact the reality.
- There's money in this case, Watson, if there is nothing else. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯历险记.
- Wiley is another case of the creative mind harassed by the routineers. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- Which means, I suppose, that you are not quite clear about your case? 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- The case has assumed such an extraordinary aspect since Sergeant Cuff's time, that you may revive his interest in the inquiry. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- What's he up to in the case of your friend the handsome gal? 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- It was a case of elopement. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 维莱特.
- The most efficient form of water motor is the turbine, a strong metal wheel shaped somewhat like a pin wheel, inclosed in a heavy metal case. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- Investigation of these cases, however, revealed invariably the purely fraudulent nature of all such offers, which were uniformly declined. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- We can here consider only a few cases; of these, some of the most difficult to explain are presented by fish. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- I have eight or ten similar cases maturing. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- But in many cases victory depends not so much on general vigour, but on having special weapons, confined to the male sex. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- In some cases freckles are permanent, but in most cases they disappear with the coming of cold weather. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Undoubtedly many cases occur in which we cannot explain how the same species could have passed from one point to the other. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- The true gold of religion was in many cases thrown away with the worn-out purse that had contained it for so long, and it was not recovered. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- The central dots in the section are the conducting wires round which are the gutta percha and hemp, and the outer rim represents the iron wire casing. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- Before the ancestor of the sea scorpion could survive being left by the tide it had to develop its casing and armour. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- The bullet striking the wooden casing of the window exploded, blowing a hole completely through the wood and masonry. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星公主.
- Centrifugal pump with part of the casing] cut away to show the wheel. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- Each consists of a ring of fixed steam guides on the casing, and a ring of moving blades on the shaft. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- The fire box was surrounded by an exterior casing that formed a water jacket, which, by means of pipes, was in open communication with the water space of the boiler. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- Let a man jump in, and instantly he is cased in an armor more gorgeous than ever kingly Crusader wore. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.