Meaning of CASE in English



Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English cas, from Anglo-French case, chase, from Latin capsa chest, case, probably from capere to take ― more at HEAVE

Date: 14th century

1 a : a box or receptacle for holding something b : a box together with its contents c : SET specifically : PAIR

2 a : an outer covering or housing <a pastry case > b : a tube into which the components of a round of ammunition are loaded

3 : a divided tray for holding printing type

4 : the frame of a door or window : CASING

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.