A box that contains or can contain a number of identical items of manufacture. (noun)
A piece of luggage that can be used to transport an apparatus such as a sewing machine. (noun)
A suitcase. (noun)
A piece of furniture, constructed partially of transparent glass or plastic, within which items can be displayed. (noun)
The outer covering or framework of a piece of apparatus such as a computer. (noun)
The nature of a piece of alphabetic type, whether a â€œcapitalâ€ (upper case) or â€œsmallâ€ (lower case) letter. (noun)
Four of a kind. (noun)
A unit of liquid measure used to measure sales in the beverage industry equivalent to 192 fluid ounces. (noun)
The last remaining card of a particular rank. (adjective)
To place (an item or items of manufacture) into a box, as in preparation for shipment. (verb)
To survey (a building or other location) surreptitiously, as in preparation for a robbery. (verb)
An actual event, situation, or fact. (noun)
A given condition or state. (noun)
A piece of work, specifically defined within a profession. (noun)
An instance or event as a topic of study. (noun)
A legal proceeding, lawsuit. (noun)
A specific inflection of a word depending on its function in the sentence. (noun)
Grammatical cases and their meanings taken either as a topic in general or within a specific language. (noun)
An instance of a specific condition or set of symptoms. (noun)
A section of code representing one of the actions of a conditional switch. (noun)
To propose hypothetical cases. (verb)
Examples of word case
In either case, the blood will reflow upon the heart, and dilate the left ventricle, as in _case the first_, and others; and, if the mitral valves be thickened and rigid, the left auricle will be more dilated than in a case of simple aneurism of the left ventricle, as appeared also in the _first case_.
Evidence and economic theory suggests that control of the Internet by the phone and cable companies would lead to blocking of competing technologies (ï»¿as in theMadison Riverï»¿ case), blocking of innovative technologiesthat may not even compete with the phone/cableï»¿cartelï»¿ (ï»¿according to Comcast itself, theComcast/BitTorrent caseï»¿ would be an example), ï»¿andincreased spyingï»¿ on Internet users.
So, when we place a noun before a verb as actor or subject, we say it is in the _nominative case_; but when it follows a transitive verb or preposition, we say it has another _case_; that is, it assumes a new _position_ or _situation_ in the sentence: and this we call the _objective_ case.
+_Remember_+ that a noun or pronoun used as an _explanatory modifier_ is in the same case as the word which it explains, and that a noun or pronoun used _independently_ is in the _nominative case_.
If it be Â‘caseÂ’ (I choose it as JargonÂ’s dearest childÂ—Â‘in Heaven yclept MetonomyÂ’) turn to the dictionary, if you will, and seek out what meaning can be derived from casus, its Latin ancestor: then try how, with a little trouble, you can extricate yourself from that case.