An instance of a particular situation; an example of something occurring. An instance of a disease or problem. A legal action, especially one to be decided in a court of law. Any of the inflected forms of a noun, adjective, or pronoun that express the semantic relation of the word to other words in the sentence. A container designed to hold or protect something. Each of the two forms, capital or minuscule, in which a letter of the alphabet may be written or printed. Surround in a material or substance. Reconnoiter (a place) before carrying out a robbery.