case/ keɪs /
an instance of the occurrence, existence, etc., of something:
Sailing in such a storm was a case of poor judgment.
the actual state of things:
That is not the case.
a question or problem of moral conduct; matter:
a case of conscience.
situation; circumstance; plight:
Mine is a sad case.
a person or thing whose plight or situation calls for attention:
This family is a hardship case.
a specific occurrence or matter requiring discussion, decision, or investigation, as by officials or law-enforcement authorities:
The police studied the case of the missing jewels.