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 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.
  • noun The act or process expressed by the verb case.
  • noun A case; a covering; an inclosure.

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