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case

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of case

  1. 1 something that encloses another thing especially to protect it those binoculars come with their own case Synonyms of 1case armor, capsule, casing, cocoon, cover, covering, encasement, housing, hull, husk, jacket, pod, sheath, shell Words Related to 1case cartridge, cassette (also casette); bark, crust; carapace, house, mail, panoply, plate, plating, shield; cuticle, hide, skin; envelope, package, wrapper; backing, coating, coverture, facing

  2. 2 a covered rectangular container for storing or transporting things a handy little cosmetics case that matches the rest of her luggage Synonyms of 1case bin, box, caddy, case, casket, locker, trunkWords Related to 1case carton, crate; footlocker, locker, sea chest; coffer, lockbox, safe, safe-deposit box, strongbox; coffin; compartment, vault; canteen; caisson, hope chest; minaudière; bandbox, hatbox, jewel box, snuffbox, tinderbox

Synonym Discussion of case

instance, case, illustration, example, sample, specimen mean something that exhibits distinguishing characteristics in its category. instance applies to any individual person, act, or thing that may be offered to illustrate or explain.
    • an instance of history repeating itself
case is used to direct attention to a real or assumed occurrence or situation that is to be considered, studied, or dealt with.
    • a case of mistaken identity
illustration applies to an instance offered as a means of clarifying or illuminating a general statement.
    • a telling illustration of Murphy's Law
example applies to a typical, representative, or illustrative instance or case.
    • a typical example of bureaucratic waste
sample implies a part or unit taken at random from a larger whole and so presumed to be typical of its qualities.
    • show us a sample of your work
specimen applies to any example or sample whether representative or merely existent and available.
    • one of the finest specimens of the jeweler's art

case

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of case

  1. 1 an individual awaiting or under medical care and treatment her doctor wishes that all of his cases were as cooperative as she is Synonyms of 2case caseWords Related to 2case inpatient, outpatient; rehabilitant; sufferer, victim; convalescent, nursling

  2. 2 one of a group or collection that shows what the whole is like this is a perfect case of people jumping to the wrong conclusion before all the facts are known Synonyms of 2case case, exemplar, exemplification, illustration, instance, prototype, representative, sample, specimenWords Related to 2case archetype, classic, locus classicus, paradigm; cross section, microcosm; evidence, indication, manifestation, sign

  3. 3 something that actually exists this has never been the case before Synonyms of 2case actuality, case, materiality, realityWords Related to 2case certainty, inevitability; circumstance, event, occurrence, phenomenon; element, item, particular, thingNear Antonyms of 2case eventuality, possibility, potentiality, probabilityAntonyms of 2case fantasy (also phantasy), fiction, illusion

  4. 4 a statement given to explain a belief or act you'll get a chance to make your case, but unless you're very convincing, your request will be denied Synonyms of 2case account, accounting, argument, case, explanation, rationaleWords Related to 2case alibi, apologia, apology, defense, excuse, justification, vindication; appeal, plea; guise, pretense (or pretence), pretext, rationalization

  5. 5 a sudden experiencing of a physical or mental disorder a young boy suffering from a case of chicken pox Synonyms of 2case access, bout, case, fit, seizure, siege, spell, turnWords Related to 2case recurrence, relapse; brainstorm, convulsion, eclampsia, pang, paroxysm, spasm, throe; agitation, frenzy; breakdown, collapse, prostrationNear Antonyms of 2case arrest, relief, remission

  6. 6 something that might happen it may be the case that the cause of the fire will forever remain a mystery Synonyms of 2case case, contingence, contingency, contingent, eventuality, possibilityWords Related to 2case probability; accident, chance, hap, hazard, risk

  7. 7 something that requires thought and skill for resolution that's a tough case to solve Synonyms of 2case case, challenge, knot, matter, nut, troubleWords Related to 2case issue, question; corner, fix, hole, hot water, jam, mire, pickle, predicament, quagmire, spot; crux, Gordian knot, sticky wicket, toughie (also toughy); catch-22, dilemma, quandary; catch, glitch, hitch, pitfall, snag; conundrum, enigma, mystery, puzzle, puzzlement, riddle; brainteaser, perplexer, poser, stumperNear Antonyms of 2case magic bullet, silver bullet; cure-all, panaceaAntonyms of 2case answer, solution

Synonym Discussion of case

instance, case, illustration, example, sample, specimen mean something that exhibits distinguishing characteristics in its category. instance applies to any individual person, act, or thing that may be offered to illustrate or explain.
    • an instance of history repeating itself
case is used to direct attention to a real or assumed occurrence or situation that is to be considered, studied, or dealt with.
    • a case of mistaken identity
illustration applies to an instance offered as a means of clarifying or illuminating a general statement.
    • a telling illustration of Murphy's Law
example applies to a typical, representative, or illustrative instance or case.
    • a typical example of bureaucratic waste
sample implies a part or unit taken at random from a larger whole and so presumed to be typical of its qualities.
    • show us a sample of your work
specimen applies to any example or sample whether representative or merely existent and available.
    • one of the finest specimens of the jeweler's art


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