Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An outer cover.
  • noun The frame or framework for a window or door.
  • noun A metal pipe or tube used as a lining for a water, oil, or gas well.
  • noun A membranous case, often made of animal intestine, used to contain sausage or other processed meat.
  • noun 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 The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or process expressed by the verb case.
  • noun A case; a covering; an inclosure.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun That which encloses or encases.
  • noun uncountable, computing The collective states of upper and lower case letters.
  • verb Present participle of case.

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

  • noun the housing or outer covering of something
  • noun the outermost covering of a pneumatic tire
  • noun 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

  • 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 Aug 17, 2007

  • 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

  • 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 Aug 23, 2006

  • 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

  • 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 Sep 9, 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

  • 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 Aug 27, 2006

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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