a case of mistaken identity

Definition of a case of mistaken identity

  1. :  a situation due to being mistaken for someone else Her arrest was a case of mistaken identity.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a set of circumstances or conditions

    :  a situation requiring investigation or action (as by the police)

    :  the object of investigation or consideration

  1. :  a box or receptacle for holding something

    :  a box together with its contents

    :  set

  1. :  to enclose in or cover with or as if with a case :  encase

    :  to line (something, such as a well) with supporting material (such as metal pipe)

    :  to inspect or study especially with intent to rob

mistakeplay mistaken
  1. :  to blunder in the choice of

    :  to misunderstand the meaning or intention of :  misinterpret

    :  to make a wrong judgment of the character or ability of

  1. :  a wrong judgment :  misunderstanding

    :  a wrong action or statement proceeding from faulty judgment, inadequate knowledge, or inattention

  1. :  sameness of essential or generic character in different instances

    :  sameness in all that constitutes the objective reality of a thing :  oneness

    :  the distinguishing character or personality of an individual :  individuality

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quaintly unconventional or refined

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