vi to propose hypothetical cases.
2. case ·noun chance; accident; hap; opportunity.
3. case ·vt to strip the skin from; as, to case a box.
4. case ·noun a small fissure which admits water to the workings.
5. case ·noun an inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window case.
6. case ·noun a shallow tray divided into compartments or "boxes" for holding type.
7. case ·vt to cover or protect with, or as with, a case; to inclose.
8. case ·noun a box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of instruments.
9. case ·noun a patient under treatment; an instance of sickness or injury; as, ten cases of fever; also, the history of a disease or injury.
10. case ·noun the matters of fact or conditions involved in a suit, as distinguished from the questions of law; a suit or action at law; a cause.
11. case ·noun a box, sheath, or covering; as, a case for holding goods; a case for spectacles; the case of a watch; the case (capsule) of a cartridge; a case (cover) for a book.
12. case ·noun that which befalls, comes, or happens; an event; an instance; a circumstance, or all the circumstances; condition; state of things; affair; as, a strange case; a case of injustice; the case of the indian tribes.
13. case ·noun one of the forms, or the inflections or changes of form, of a noun, pronoun, or adjective, which indicate its relation to other words, and in the aggregate constitute its declension; the relation which a noun or pronoun sustains to some other word.