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The U.N. is much more than the case of Iraq.
Hans Blix

Meaning of "case" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CASE

Old English casus (grammatical) case, associated also with Old French cas a happening; both from Latin cāsus, a befalling, occurrence, from cadere to fall.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CASE

case  [keɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CASE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Case is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CASE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of case in the English dictionary

The first definition of case in the dictionary is a single instance, occurrence, or example of something. Other definition of case is an instance of disease, injury, hardship, etc. Case is also a question or matter for discussion.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CASE


ace
eɪs
base
beɪs
bass
beɪs
case-by-case
ˈkeɪsbaɪkeɪs
chase
tʃeɪs
database
ˈdeɪtəˌbeɪs
enlace
ɪnˈleɪs
face
feɪs
fireplace
ˈfaɪəˌpleɪs
grace
ɡreɪs
interface
ˈɪntəˌfeɪs
lace
leɪs
marketplace
ˈmɑːkɪtˌpleɪs
MySpace
ˈmaɪˌspeɪs
place
pleɪs
race
reɪs
replace
rɪˈpleɪs
res
reɪs
showcase
ˈʃəʊˌkeɪs
space
speɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CASE

casco
case conference
case file
case grammar
case history
case in point
case knife
case knives
case law
case notes
case papers
case shot
case stated
case study
case system
case-by-case
case-harden
case-sensitive
casease
caseate

WORDS THAT END LIKE CASE

decrease
disease
ease
grease
in any case
in case
in no case
increase
lease
on the increase
pase
phase
phrase
please
press release
purchase
release
striptease
tease
worst case

Synonyms and antonyms of case in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CASE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «case» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of case

Translation of «case» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CASE

Find out the translation of case to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of case from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «case» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

案例
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

caso
570 millions of speakers

English

case
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मामले
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

حَالَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

случай
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

caso
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কেস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cas
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kes
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fall
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

場合
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사례
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kasus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trường hợp
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வழக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

केस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

durum
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

caso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przypadek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

випадок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

caz
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

περίπτωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geval
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

mål
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tilfelle
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of case

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CASE»

The term «case» is very widely used and occupies the 945 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CASE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «case» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «case» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about case

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10 QUOTES WITH «CASE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word case.
1
Mortimer Adler
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get through to you.
2
Khandi Alexander
In the case of 'News Radio,' I loved that show. I loved the actors and the producers, but I was longing very much for something more to sink my teeth into me. I think it was an incredibly smart show, but I found myself on the peripheral of a lot of it.
3
John R. Allen
We're pursuing a strategic partnership with Afghanistan on the case of the United States and Afghanistan where we're going to push toward a future. It is the future that the Afghans desire with the United States. It is a future that the Afghans desire with the international community and we desire that as well.
4
David Almond
It's always been the case that politicians want different things from children than good educators do. Good educators want imaginative, exploratory beings, but politicians just want economic units.
5
Adam Ant
Bipolar disorder, manic depression, depression, black dog, whatever you want to call it, is inherent in our society. It's a product of stress and in my case over-work.
6
Ginger Baker
They credited us with the birth of that sort of heavy metal thing. Well, if that's the case, there should be an immediate abortion.
7
Kage Baker
Back when the concept of organ transplants qualified as science fiction, novelist Maurice Renard wrote a thriller called 'Les Mains d'Orlac.' Call it a bastard offspring of 'Frankenstein;' its plot revolved around the old theme of Science Giving Us Stuff We Shouldn't Have - in this particular case, restoring severed body parts.
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Craig Benson
And, in the case of schools, or anything else, if you have something that is forcing you to do better than you did the day before, it makes you look forward and it makes you think in a way that's going to make the product better, which is the students and the education.
9
Rod Blagojevich
Whatever happened to a sense of idealism and embracing an idea that will help people and, in this case, children?
10
Hans Blix
The U.N. is much more than the case of Iraq.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CASE»

Discover the use of case in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to case and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Case-book of Sherlock Holmes
The last twelve stories written about Holmes and Watson, these tales reflect the disillusioned world of the 1920s in which they were written.
Arthur Conan Doyle, 2004
2
Ivy and Bean (Book 9): Ivy and Bean Make the Rules
Bean's older sister, Nancy, is going to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp, where she will do Crafts and Music and First Aid and other secret things that Bean will never know about because girls have to be eleven to go to Girl Power 4-Ever Camp.
Annie Barrows, 2012
3
Case
This book picks out the recurrence of apparently idiosyncratic patterns and devices in unrelated languages and explores their significance, exploring the ways in which relations between words in sentences are marked in languages.
Barry J. Blake, 2001
4
The Mary Ellen Wilson Child Abuse Case and the Beginning of ...
"This examination of the child abuse case begins with a look at Mary Ellen Wilson's life and provides background on the events surrounding the case.
Eric A. Shelman, Stephen Lazoritz, 2005
5
Collecting Case Knives: Identification and Price Guide
In this historically rich guide, you'll discover 800 full-color photos, current values for hundreds of pocket knives considered the most popular among collector, and a potpourri of information about methods for creating knives, quirks of ...
Steve Pfeiffer, 2009
6
Case Study Research: Design and Methods
This practical text shows readers sound principles of case study research put into practice, helping them to identify solutions to problems commonly encountered when doing case studies.
Robert K. Yin, 2009
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Applications of Case Study Research
This book helps graduate students and seasoned researchers strengthen their own case study research and become more critical consumers of the case study research done by others.
Robert K. Yin, 2012
8
Cold Case Homicides: Practical Investigative Techniques
This guide defines the characteristics of a cold case homicide; details various investigative methods used by law enforcement agencies; explores the actual experiences of detectives in re-opening case files; and presents current ...
Richard Walton, 2006
9
Case Study Research in Counselling and Psychotherapy
This book provides the reader with a unique introduction to the conceptual and practical tools required to conduct high quality case study research that is grounded in their own therapy practice or training.
John McLeod, 2010
10
Principles and Practices of Case Management in ...
This second edition is a major revision and update of Rehabilitation and Disability: Psychosocial Case Studies.
Davis E. Martin, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CASE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term case is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Rangers tax case goes back to court
HM Revenue and Customs maintains that the effect of previous tribunal decisions in the case is that employees can avoid paying income tax by ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
2
Judge Refuses to Dismiss Murder Case Against Suge Knight
A judge on Tuesday ruled that Marion "Suge" Knight should stand trial for murder despite the fact that a key witness — one of the men he's ... «ABC News, Jul 15»
3
Citing 'media frenzy,' lawyers seek to have Freddie Gray case moved
Protesters demonstrate as a curfew imposed in the aftermath of rioting following Monday's funeral for Freddie Gray goes into effect Friday, May ... «WTOP, Jul 15»
4
Alarm in India over dozens of deaths of people linked to Vyapam …
At the heart of the matter is a high-profile corruption case involving allegations of bribes being paid for jobs and college admissions in the ... «CNN, Jul 15»
5
1987 cold case murder of 24-year-old Analia Zavodny reopened by …
BEDFORD, Ohio - The Bedford Police Department is investigating the cold case murder of 24-year-old Analia Zavodny after new discoveries ... «newsnet5.com, Jul 15»
6
Lehman Case Shows Blurred Lines on Repos
The case arose out of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, or more precisely, the liquidation that is dealing with Lehman's brokerage subsidiary. «New York Times, Jul 15»
7
Oak Lawn murder case goes to trial: 'I just had this fear built in me …
Crime Blog. Oak Lawn murder case goes to trial: 'I just had this fear built in me — how easy it is to get killed' ... «Dallas Morning News, Jul 15»
8
Guilty verdict in cold case murder trial
STROUDSBURG — A jury has found a man guilty of first degree murder in a decades-old cold case in Monroe County. It took 45 years for ... «AOL News, Jul 15»
9
Case of pair accused of plotting to attack Halifax mall back in court
A preliminary inquiry began Tuesday for two people accused of plotting to open fire at a Halifax shopping mall. Twenty-three-year-old Lindsay ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
10
Subway's Jared Fogle raided by FBI in child porn case, websites report
The Indianapolis-area home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, pictured here at a New Orleans fundraiser in 2008, was raided by the FBI as ... «NOLA.com, Jul 15»

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