In grammar, the different forms (inflections) taken by nouns, pronouns, and adjectives depending on their function in a sentence. English is a language with four inflections; most words have no more than two forms. For example, six pronouns have one form when they are the subject of the verb, and a different form when they are either objects of the verb or governed by a preposition. The six are: I/me, he/him, we/us, they/them, who/whom. In “I like cats”, I is the subject of the sentence. In “Cats hate me”, me is the object. Latin has 6 cases, and Hungarian more than 25.
1. A portable container for carrying several objects.
2. A glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home; SYN. display case, showcase.
3. The quantity contained in a case; SYN. caseful.
4. A cover for a pillow; SYN. pillowcase, slip, pillow slip.
5. The actual state of things.
6. A specific state of mind that is temporary.
7. A problem (usually legal) requiring investigation.
8. A statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument.
9. An occurrence of something; SYN. instance, example.
10. Nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence; SYN. grammatical case.
1. Something composed of parts fitted together and united
2. The physical makeup of an animal and especially a human body; physique, figure
3. The underlying constructional system or structure that gives shape or strength (as to a building)
4. A frame dwelling
5. A machine built upon or within a framework
6. An open case or structure made for admitting, enclosing, or supporting something
7. A part of a pair of glasses that holds one of the lenses
9. A structural unit in an automobile chassis supported on the axles and supporting the rest of the chassis and the body
10. An enclosing border; the matter or area enclosed in such a border
11. One of a series of still transparent photographs on a strip of film used in making movies.