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1. case (om begivenhed) an occurrence of something

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIt was a case of bad judgment.
Another instance occurred yesterday.
But there is always the famous example of the Smiths.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)example, instance

Mindre specifikke termerhappening, natural event, occurrence, occurrent

Mere specifikke termerbit, clip, humiliation, mortification, piece, time

2. case (om tilstand) a special set of circumstances

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningIn that event, the first possibility is excluded.
It may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)event

Mindre specifikke termercircumstance

3. case (om handling) a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe family brought suit against the landlord.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)causa, cause, lawsuit, suit

Mindre specifikke termerlegal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings

Mere specifikke termerbastardy proceeding, civil suit, class action, class-action suit, countersuit, criminal suit, moot, paternity suit

Overordnet emneområdejurisprudence, law

4. case (om erkendelse) the actual state of things

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThat was not the case.

Mindre specifikke termerfact

5. case (om genstand) a portable container for carrying several objects

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe musicians left their instrument cases backstage.

Mindre specifikke termercontainer

Mere specifikke termerbaggage, billfold, briefcase, cardcase, cigarette case, compact, dispatch box, dispatch case, glasses case, gun case, kit, letter case, locket, luggage, notecase, pillbox, pocketbook, portfolio, powder compact, quiver, shoe, sleeve, wallet, watch case, writing desk

6. case (om person) a person requiring professional services

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor.

Mindre specifikke termerindividual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

Mere specifikke termercharity case, client, patient, referral, welfare case

7. case (om person) a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe subjects for this investigation were selected randomly.
The cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)guinea pig, subject

Mindre specifikke termerindividual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul

8. case (om kommunikation) a problem requiring investigation

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningPerry Mason solved the case of the missing heir.

Mindre specifikke termerproblem

9. case (om kommunikation) a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningHe stated his case clearly.

Mindre specifikke termerargument, statement

10. case (om mængde el. mål) the quantity contained in a case

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)caseful

Mindre specifikke termercontainerful

11. case (om kommunikation) nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)grammatical case

Mindre specifikke termergrammatical category, syntactic category

Mere specifikke termernominative, nominative case, oblique, oblique case, subject case

12. case (om tilstand) a specific state of mind that is temporary

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA case of the jitters.

Mindre specifikke termerframe of mind, state of mind

13. case (om person) a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningA real character.
A strange character.
A friendly eccentric.
The capable type.
A mental case.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)character, eccentric, type

Mindre specifikke termeradult, grownup

14. case (om kommunikation) a specific size and style of type within a type family

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)face, font, fount, typeface

Mindre specifikke termertype

Mere specifikke termerbicameral script, black letter, bold, bold face, boldface, cartridge font, constant-width font, fixed-width font, font cartridge, Gothic, Helvetica, italic, monospaced font, proportional font, raster font, sans serif, screen font, typewriter font, unicameral script

Tilhører disse overordnede termertype family

15. case (i anatomi) an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)sheath

Mindre specifikke termercover, covering, natural covering

Mere specifikke termerhusk, lorica, medullary sheath, myelin sheath, neurilemma, neurolemma, theca

16. case (om genstand) the housing or outer covering of something

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe clock has a walnut case.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)casing, shell

Mindre specifikke termerhousing

Mere specifikke termerboot, gear box, gear case, gearbox, jacket

Omfatter disse overordnede termergrandfather clock, longcase clock

17. case (om genstand) the enclosing frame around a door or window opening

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe casings had rotted away and had to be replaced.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)casing

Mindre specifikke termerframework

Omfatter disse overordnede termerdoor, doorway, room access, threshold, window

18. case (om genstand) (printing) the receptacle in which a compositor has his type, which is divided into compartments for the different letters, spaces, or numbers

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningFor English, a compositor will ordinarily have two such cases, the upper case containing the capitals and the lower case containing the small letters.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)compositor's case, typesetter's case

Mindre specifikke termerreceptacle

Overordnet emneområdeprinting

19. case (om genstand) bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)pillow slip, pillowcase, slip

Mindre specifikke termerbed linen

20. case (om genstand) a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)display case, showcase, vitrine

Mindre specifikke termercontainer

Mere specifikke termertrophy case

Engelsk udsagnsord: case

1. case (om opfattelse) look over, usually with the intention to rob

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThey men cased the housed.

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something

Mindre specifikke termerinspect

2. case (om relation) enclose in, or as if in, a case

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningMy feet were encased in mud.

Eksempler på anvendelseThey case the goods

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)encase, incase

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Mindre specifikke termerclose in, enclose, inclose, shut in

Mere specifikke termerbox, crate, pack, package, sack

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