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4 letters words from 'case'

ACES 6AESC 6
CASE 6CEAS 6

3 letters words from 'case'

ACE 5EAS 3
SAC 5SAE 3
SEA 3SEC 5

2 letters words from 'case'

AE 2AS 2
EA 2ES 2

All 4 letters words made out of case

case acse csae scae asce sace caes aces ceas ecas aecs eacs csea scea cesa ecsa seca esca asec saec aesc easc seac esac

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word case. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in case.

Definitions and meaning of case

case

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /keɪs/
  • Rhymes: -eɪs
  • Hyphenation: case

Etymology 1

Middle English cas, from Old French cas (an event), from Latin casus (a falling, a fall; accident, event, occurrence; occasion, opportunity; noun case), perfect passive participle of cado (to fall, to drop).

Noun

case (plural cases)

  1. An actual event, situation, or fact.
  2. (now rare) A given condition or state.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.10:
      Ne wist he how to turne, nor to what place: / Was never wretched man in such a wofull cace.
    • 1726, Nathan Bailey, ‎John Worlidge, Dictionarium Rusticum, Urbanicum & Botanicum
      Mares which are over-fat, hold with much difficulty; whereas those that are but in good case and plump, conceive with the greatest readiness and ease.
  3. A piece of work, specifically defined within a profession.
  4. (academia) An instance or event as a topic of study.
  5. (law) A legal proceeding, lawsuit.
  6. (grammar) A specific inflection of a word depending on its function in the sentence.
    • Now, the Subject of either an indicative or a subjunctive Clause is always assigned Nominative case, as we see from:
      (16) (a)   I know [that they/*them/*their leave for Hawaii tomorrow]
      (16) (b)   I demand [that they/*them/*their leave for Hawaii tomorrow]
      By contrast, the Subject of an infinitive Clause is assigned Objective case, as we see from:
      (17)   I want [them/*they/*their to leave for Hawaii tomorrow]
      And the Subject of a gerund Clause is assigned either Objective or Genitive case: cf.
      (18)   I don't like the idea of [them/their/*they leaving for Hawaii tomorrow]
  7. (grammar, uncountable) Grammatical cases and their meanings taken either as a topic in general or within a specific language.
  8. (medicine) An instance of a specific condition or set of symptoms.
  9. (programming) A section of code representing one of the actions of a conditional switch.
Synonyms
Hyponyms
  • court case
  • See also Thesaurus:grammatical case
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

case (third-person singular simple present cases, present participle casing, simple past and past participle cased)

  1. (obsolete) To propose hypothetical cases.
    • (Can we date this quote by L'Estrange and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Casing upon the matter.

See also

  • Appendix:Grammatical cases

References

  • case on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

From Middle English cas, from Old Northern French casse, (compare Old French chasse (box, chest, case)), from Latin capsa (box, bookcase), from capiō (to take, seize, hold). Doublet of cash.

Noun

case (plural cases)

  1. A box that contains or can contain a number of identical items of manufacture.
  2. A box, sheath, or covering generally.
    a case for spectacles; the case of a watch
  3. A piece of luggage that can be used to transport an apparatus such as a sewing machine.
  4. An enclosing frame or casing.
    a door case; a window case
  5. A suitcase.
  6. A piece of furniture, constructed partially of transparent glass or plastic, within which items can be displayed.
  7. The outer covering or framework of a piece of apparatus such as a computer.
  8. (printing, historical) A shallow tray divided into compartments or "boxes" for holding type, traditionally arranged in sets of two, the "upper case" (containing capitals, small capitals, accented) and "lower case" (small letters, figures, punctuation marks, quadrats, and spaces).
  9. (typography, by extension) The nature of a piece of alphabetic type, whether a “capital” (upper case) or “small” (lower case) letter.
  10. (poker slang) Four of a kind.
  11. (US) A unit of liquid measure used to measure sales in the beverage industry, equivalent to 192 fluid ounces.
  12. (mining) A small fissure which admits water into the workings.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Knight to this entry?)
  13. A thin layer of harder metal on the surface of an object whose deeper metal is allowed to remain soft.
  14. A cardboard box that holds (usually 24) beer bottles or cans.
    Synonym: carton
Hyponyms
Translations
References
  • Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. →ISBN

Adjective

case (not comparable)

  1. (poker slang) The last remaining card of a particular rank.
    He drew the case eight!
    • 2006, David Apostolico, Lessons from the Professional Poker Tour (page 21)
      If he did have a bigger ace, I still had at least six outs — the case ace, two nines, and three tens. I could also have more outs if he held anything less than A-K.
References
  • Weisenberg, Michael (2000) The Official Dictionary of Poker. MGI/Mike Caro University. →ISBN

Verb

case (third-person singular simple present cases, present participle casing, simple past and past participle cased)

  1. (transitive) To place (an item or items of manufacture) into a box, as in preparation for shipment.
  2. (transitive) To cover or protect with, or as if with, a case; to enclose.
    • (Can we date this quote by Prescott and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The man who, cased in steel, had passed whole days and nights in the saddle.
  3. (transitive, informal) To survey (a building or other location) surreptitiously, as in preparation for a robbery.
    • 1977, Michael Innes, The Gay Phoenix, →ISBN, page 116:
      You are in the grounds of Brockholes Abbey, a house into which a great deal of valuable property has just been moved. And your job is to case the joint for a break in.
    • 2014, Amy Goodman, From COINTELPRO to Snowden, the FBI Burglars Speak Out After 43 Years of Silence (Part 2), Democracy Now!, January 8, 2014, 0:49 to 0:57:
      Bonnie worked as a daycare director. She helped case the FBI office by posing as a college student interested in becoming an FBI agent.
Translations

Anagrams

  • ACEs, ASCE, Aces, Ceas, ESCA, SCEA, aces, aesc, esca, æsc

Asturian

Verb

case

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of casar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of casar

Chinese

Alternative forms

  • K士

Etymology

Borrowed from English case.

Pronunciation

Noun

case

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese) case
    • 2015, 區瑞強, 我們都是這樣唱大的 II:《承先啟後》李克勤
      呢個好多case㗎。呢一個,就係張國榮,有噉個case啦。 [Cantonese, trad.]
      呢个好多case㗎。呢一个,就系张国荣,有噉个case啦。 [Cantonese, simp.]
      Ni1 go3 hou2 do1 case gaa3. Ni1 jat1 go3, zau6 hai6 zoeng1 gwok3 wing4, jau5 gam2 go3 case laa1. [Jyutping]
      That kind of case happens often. It happened with Leslie Cheung.

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin casa, in the sense of "hut, cabin". The other senses are a semantic loan from Spanish casa. Doublet of chez, which was inherited.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /kɑz/
  • Homophone: cases

Noun

case f (plural cases)

  1. (archaic, rare or regional) hut, cabin, shack
  2. box (on form)
  3. square (on board game)

Derived terms

  • case départ
  • case à cocher

Further reading

  • “case” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • à sec

Galician

Etymology

From Latin quasi (as if).

Adverb

case

  1. almost

Italian

Noun

case f

  1. plural of casa

Anagrams

  • asce, esca, seca

Lower Sorbian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈt͡sasɛ/, [ˈt͡sasə]

Noun

case

  1. nominative/accusative plural of cas

Middle Dutch

Etymology

From Old Dutch *kāsi, from late Proto-West Germanic *kāsī, borrowed from Latin cāseus.

Noun

câse m or n

  1. cheese

Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Alternative forms

  • kese (eastern)

Descendants

  • Dutch: kaas
    • Afrikaans: kaas
      • Sotho: kase
      • Tswana: kase
    • Papiamentu: keshi (from the diminutive)
    • Sranan Tongo: kasi
  • Limburgish: kieës, kees

Further reading

  • “case”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “case (I)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I

Old French

Noun

case m (oblique plural cases, nominative singular cases, nominative plural case)

  1. (grammar) case

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈka.zi/
  • Rhymes: -azi

Verb

case

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of casar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of casar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of casar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of casar

Romanian

Noun

case

  1. plural of casă

Spanish

Verb

case

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of casar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of casar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of casar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of casar.

Venetian

Noun

case

  1. plural of casa

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to put in a container.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)