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According to WordNet, the noun "case" has 20 sense(s).

110668666 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".

105817743 the actual state of things; "that was not the case".

104190747 the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case".

106649426 a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument; "he stated his case clearly".

113766436 the quantity contained in a case.

102975212 a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home.

109898892 a person requiring professional services; "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor".

113943400 a special set of circumstances; "in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled".

106825399 a specific size and style of type within a type family.

109909060 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".

107308889 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".

102977619 the enclosing frame around a door or window opening; "the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced".

102974697 a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage".

102975412 bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase".

114015996 a specific state of mind that is temporary; "a case of the jitters".

102975589 (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".

106310945 nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence.

101182654 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".

105238036 an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part.

106784966 a problem requiring investigation; "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir".

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