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See also casé, cåse, and cåsĕ

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Etymology 1

From Middle English cas < Old English cas(us) (noun case) < Old French cas (an event) < Latin casus (a falling, a fall; accident, event, occurrence; occasion, opportunity; noun case), perfect passive participle of cadere (to fall, sink, drop) < Proto-Indo-European base *kad- (to fall).

Noun

Singular
case

Plural
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case ({{{1}}})
  1. (law) A legal proceeding, lawsuit.
  2. One of several similar instances or events which are being studied and compared.
  3. (grammar): An instance of grammatical case; a category of nouns, pronouns, or adjectives, specialized (usually by inflection) to indicate a particular syntactic relation to other words in a sentence.
    The accusative case canonically indicates a direct object.
    Latin has six cases, and remnants of a seventh.
  4. (grammar) (uncountable) A set of grammatical cases or their meanings in a particular language collectively.
    Jane has been studying case in Caucasian languages.
    Latin is a language that employs case.
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Etymology 2

From Middle English cas < Old North French casse, Old French chasse (box, chest, case) < Latin capsa (box, bookcase), from capere (to take, seize, hold).

Noun

Singular
case

Plural
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case ({{{1}}})
  1. A box that contains or can contain a number of identical items of manufacture.
  2. A piece of luggage that can be used to transport an apparatus such as a sewing machine.
  3. A suitcase.
  4. A piece of furniture, constructed partially of transparent glass or plastic, within which items can be displayed.
  5. The outer covering or framework of a piece of apparatus such as a computer.
  6. In typography, the nature of a piece of alphabetic type, whether a “capital” (upper case) or “small” (lower case) letter.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) four of a kind
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Adjective

case

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The last remaining card of a particular rank
    He drew the case eight!
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Verb

Infinitive
to case

Third person singular
cas

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to case (third-person singular simple present cas, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To place (an item or items of manufacture) into a box, as in preparation for shipment.
  2. (transitive) (informal) To survey (a building or other location) surreptitiously, as in preparation for a robbery.
    • case the joint
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Italian

Noun

case f. pl.

  1. (plural of casa) houses

Romanian

Noun

case f. pl.

  1. (plural of casă) houses

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