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case 1

 (kās)
n.
1. An instance or occurrence of a particular kind or category: a case of mistaken identity. See Synonyms at example.
2. An occurrence of a disease or disorder: a mild case of flu.
3. A set of circumstances or a state of affairs; a situation: It may rain, in which case the hike will be canceled.
4. Actual fact; reality: We suspected the walls were hollow, and this proved to be the case.
5. A question or problem; a matter: It is simply a case of honor.
6. A situation that requires investigation, especially by a formal or official body.
7. Law
a. An action or a suit or just grounds for an action.
b. The facts or evidence offered in support of a claim.
8. A set of reasons or supporting facts; an argument: presented a good case for changing the law.
9. A person being assisted, treated, or studied, as by a physician, lawyer, or social worker.
10. Informal A peculiar or eccentric person; a character.
11. Linguistics
a. In traditional grammar, a distinct form of a noun, pronoun, or modifier that is used to express one or more particular syntactic relationships to other words in a sentence.
b. Case In some varieties of generative grammar, the thematic or semantic role of a noun phrase as represented abstractly but not necessarily indicated overtly in surface structure. In such frameworks, nouns in English have Case even in the absence of inflectional case endings.
Idioms:
in any case
Regardless of what has occurred or will occur.
in case
1. If it happens that; if: In case she dies without heirs, her money will go to charity.
2. To be prepared for the possibility that: bring the charger in case the battery runs low.
3. As a precaution: took along an umbrella, just in case.
in case of
If there should happen to be: a number to call in case of emergency.
off (someone's) case
No longer nagging or urging someone to do something.
on (someone's) case
Persistently nagging or urging someone to do something.

[Middle English cas, from Old French, from Latin cāsus, from past participle of cadere, to fall; see kad- in Indo-European roots.]

case 2

 (kās)
n.
1. A container; a receptacle: a jewelry case; meat-filled cases of dough.
2. A container with its contents.
3. A decorative or protective covering or cover.
4. A set or pair: a case of pistols.
5. The frame or framework of a window, door, or stairway.
6. The surface or outer layer of a metal alloy.
7. Printing
a. A shallow compartmented tray for storing type or type matrices.
b. The form of a written, printed, or keyed letter that distinguishes it as being lowercase or uppercase: typed the password using the wrong case.
tr.v. cased, cas·ing, cas·es
1. To put into or cover with a case; encase.
2. Slang To examine carefully, as in planning a crime: cased the bank before robbing it.

[Middle English, from Norman French casse, from Latin capsa.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.in case - if there happens to be need; "in case of trouble call 911"; "I have money, just in case"
Translations
في حالَةِ، فيما لَو
pro případ
i tilfælde af
por si acaso
ha netalán
ef, til vonar og vara
pre prípad
…mesi ihtimaline karşıolabilir diye

case1

(keis) noun
1. an instance or example. another case of child-beating; a bad case of measles.
2. a particular situation. It's different in my case.
3. a legal trial. The judge in this case is very fair.
4. an argument or reason. There's a good case for thinking he's wrong.
5. (usually with the) a fact. I don't think that's really the case.
6. a form of a pronoun (eg he or him), noun or adjective showing its relation to other words in the sentence.
in case
in order to guard against a possibility. I'll take an umbrella in case (it rains).
in case of
if (a particular thing) happens. In case of fire, telephone the fire brigade.
in that case
if that should happen or should have happened. You're leaving? In that case, I'm leaving too.
References in classic literature ?
It was very essential for Stapleton to get some article of Sir Henry's attire so that, in case he was driven to use the dog, he might always have the means of setting him upon his track.
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.
I want him to be done and come up here in case of anything.