[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'.

手打:雷克斯--From WordNet


(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. [1]. Covering, sheath, capsule.[2]. Box.[3]. State, condition, situation, category, plight, predicament, circumstances.[4]. 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.





Copyright © 2018 All rights reserved.