Origin of lower case
Definition for lower-case (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), cased, cas·ing.
- to arrange (cards or a pack of cards) in a dishonest manner.
- to remember the quantity, suit, or denomination of (the cards played).
Origin of case2
Related formscas·er, nounwell-cased, adjective
Examples from the Web for lower-case
The mixing of upper- and lower-case letters shows confusion regarding his identity and could be the writing of a teenager.
Dick's lower-case, lower-abdominal second meaning has been around for while.
Page 28: "Ano" and "Dni" originally were printed with overscores above the lower-case letters.The Lake of Geneva|Joseph E. Morris
In job and advertising work the name of the month and day and date are generally put in lower-case of the text letter.
The lower-case letters designating certain Fraunhofer lines: a, b, g, h.The Uses of Italic|Frederick W. Hamilton
Lower-case titles such as lady Macbeth or captain Barclay are standard.
When lines of capitals and lines of lower-case are interspersed in a page an appearance of confusion is liable to be the result.
British Dictionary definitions for lower-case (1 of 3)
- a person attended or served by a doctor, social worker, solicitor, etc; patient or client
- (as modifier)a case study
- an action or suit at law or something that forms sufficient grounds for bringing an actionhe has a good case
- the evidence offered in court to support a claim
- a set of grammatical categories of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives, marked by inflection in some languages, indicating the relation of the noun, adjective, or pronoun to other words in the sentence
- any one of these categoriesthe nominative case
- in order to allow for eventualities
- (as conjunction) in order to allow for the possibility thattake your coat in case it rains
- US if
Word Origin for case
British Dictionary definitions for lower-case (2 of 3)
- a container, such as a box or chest
- (in combination)suitcase; briefcase
Word Origin for case
British Dictionary definitions for lower-case (3 of 3)
Medicine definitions for lower-case
Culture definitions for lower-case
A grammatical category indicating whether nouns and pronouns are functioning as the subject of a sentence (nominative case) or the object of a sentence (objective case), or are indicating possession (possessive case). He is in the nominative case, him is in the objective case, and his is in the possessive case. In a language such as English, nouns do not change their form in the nominative or objective case. Only pronouns do. Thus, ball stays the same in both “the ball is thrown,” where it is the subject, and in “Harry threw the ball,” where it is the object.
Idioms and Phrases with lower-case
In addition to the idiom beginning with case
- case in point
- basket case
- get down to brass tacks (cases)
- have a case on
- in any case
- in case of
- in no case
- in the case of
- just in case
- make a federal case
- off someone's back (case)
- open and shut case