from The Century Dictionary.

  • To inclose in or as in a case; cover or surround with something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To inclose in a case; to inclose; to cover or surround with something solid.

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

  • verb Alternative spelling of encase.

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

  • adverb if there happens to be need
  • verb enclose in, or as if in, a case


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From in- +‎ case.



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  • Is this accurate? The two-word "in case" listed as "incase" in GNU Webster's 1913?

    July 13, 2010

  • Some Web copies of Webster 1913 are based on a scanning with numerous errors. Other copies are from a better (or perhaps corrected) scanning; and one of those shows that the definition here originally belonged (i.e. in the 1913 print) to two-word 'in case'.

    July 13, 2010

  • I've started a list of these - I'd love to check them against the print edition. Does anyone have access to one?

    July 13, 2010

  • But... it is an obsolete spelling of encase (I have a list for those, too).

    October 21, 2011