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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • [keys]
    • /keɪs/
    • /keɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [keys]
    • /keɪs/

Definitions of case word

  • countable noun case A particular case is a particular situation or incident, especially one that you are using as an individual example or instance of something. 3
  • countable noun case A case is a person or their particular problem that a doctor, social worker, or other professional is dealing with. 3
  • countable noun case If you say that someone is a sad case or a hopeless case, you mean that they are in a sad situation or a hopeless situation. 3
  • countable noun case A case is a crime or mystery that the police are investigating. 3
  • countable noun case The case for or against a plan or idea consists of the facts and reasons used to support it or oppose it. 3
  • countable noun case In law, a case is a trial or other legal inquiry. 3

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Parts of speech for Case


case popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

case usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for case

noun case

  • bin — A bin is a container that you put rubbish in.
  • crate — A crate is a large box used for transporting or storing things.
  • crib — A crib is a bed for a small baby.
  • wallet — a flat, folding pocketbook, especially one large enough to hold paper money, credit cards, driver's license, etc., and sometimes having a compartment for coins.
  • sheath — a case or covering for the blade of a sword, dagger, or the like.

verb case

  • study — application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge, as by reading, investigation, or reflection: long hours of study.
  • inspect — to look carefully at or over; view closely and critically: to inspect every part of the motor.
  • scrutinize — to examine in detail with careful or critical attention.
  • canvass — If you canvass for a particular person or political party, you go around an area trying to persuade people to vote for that person or party.
  • view — an instance of seeing or beholding; visual inspection.

general case

  • pod — the straight groove or channel in the body of certain augers or bits.

Antonyms for case

noun case

  • solution — the act of solving a problem, question, etc.: The situation is approaching solution.
  • certainty — Certainty is the state of being definite or of having no doubts at all about something.
  • discase — to take the case or covering from; uncase.

verb case

  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • forget — to cease or fail to remember; be unable to recall: to forget someone's name.
  • neglect — to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard or slight: The public neglected his genius for many years.

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