casing etymology

English word casing comes from English case

Detailed word origin of casing

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
case English (eng) (poker slang) The last remaining card of a particular rank. (transitive) To cover or protect with, or as if with, a case; to enclose.. (transitive) To place (an item or items of manufacture) into a box, as in preparation for shipment.. (transitive, informal) To survey (a building or other location) surreptitiously, as in preparation for a robbery. (US) A unit of liquid measure used to [...]
casing English (eng) (architecture) The decorative trim around a door or window.. (oil industry) A metal pipe used to line the borehole of a well.. (uncountable, computing) The collective states of upper and lower case letters.. That which encloses or encases.