Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An outer cover: a shell casing; a tire casing.
  • n. The frame or framework for a window or door.
  • n. A metal pipe or tube used as a lining for a water, oil, or gas well.
  • n. A membranous case, often made of animal intestine, used to contain sausage or other processed meat.
  • n. A narrow passage for a rod or cord, as in a curtain or the waistband of a garment, made by folding over a small strip of fabric at its edge along its width and sewing it in place.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. That which encloses or encases.
  • n. The collective states of upper and lower case letters.
  • v. Present participle of case.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of inclosing in, or covering with, a case or thin substance, as plaster, boards, etc.
  • n. An outside covering, for protection or ornament, or to precent the radiation of heat.
  • n. An inclosing frame; esp. the framework around a door or a window. See Case, n., 4.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process expressed by the verb case.
  • n. A case; a covering; an inclosure.
  • n. The process of putting tobacco leaf into the desired ‘case’ or condition, namely by moistening, and adding the ingredients used to give flavor, etc. See case, n., 9.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the housing or outer covering of something
  • n. the outermost covering of a pneumatic tire
  • n. the enclosing frame around a door or window opening

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Examples

  • Remembering some of the things Uncle Gib had said years ago in his unregenerate days when Lance was a child, he thought of the term casing the joint, and he thought of observing entrances and exits, ways of getting in and out.

    Portobello

  • The use of zebu intestine as a casing is actually a child of mass retailing and the need of supermarkets for cervelas that were alike in color, size and flavor.

    Swiss Sausage Fans Fret Over How to Save Their Skin « Isegoria

  • FBI AGENT: Ali Mohammed (ph) had done what they call casing of the American Embassy in Nairobi in December of 1993.

    CNN Transcript Aug 23, 2006

  • DANIEL COLEMAN, FORMER FBI AGENT: Ali Mohammed had done what they call casing of the American Embassy in Nairobi in December of 1993, a five-year span between casing and operation.

    CNN Transcript Nov 23, 2006

  • DAN COLEMAN, FORMER FBI AGENT: Ali Mohammed had done what they call casing of the American embassy in Nairobi in December of 1993, a five year span between casing and operation.

    CNN Transcript Aug 19, 2006

  • DAN COLEMAN, FORMER FBI AGENT: Ali Mohammed had done what they call casing of the American embassy in Nairobi in December of 1993, a five-year span between casing and operation.

    CNN Transcript Aug 11, 2006

  • Up on the casing is a three or four inch gun, which in the case of a submarine is only the "secondary" armament.

    A Glimpse Into A Submarine

  • The empty shell casing from a round fired over Michael's body before it was repatriated is positioned close by.

    'My son was shot by a British sniper, now all I want is the truth'

  • “Little Big Man” includes deer antlers and what looks like the casing from a vintage radio.

    2009 February « Scavenging

  • Slice the chorizo lengthwise, peel off the thin casing, and chop.

    Fish Taco Recipe

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  • In glassmaking, the application of a layer of glass over a layer of contrasting color. The gaffer either gathers one layer over another gather, or inflates a gob of hot glass inside a preformed blank of another color. The two components adhere and are inflated together (sometimes with frequent reheating) until they have the desired form.

    November 9, 2007