Definition of Damage

1. Noun. The occurrence of a change for the worse.

Exact synonyms: Harm, Impairment
Generic synonyms: Alteration, Change, Modification
Specialized synonyms: Detriment, Hurt, Deformation, Distortion, Ladder, Ravel, Run
Derivative terms: Harm, Impair



2. Verb. Inflict damage upon. "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"

3. Noun. Loss of military equipment.

4. Verb. Suffer or be susceptible to damage. "These fine china cups damage easily"
Generic synonyms: Change

5. Noun. The act of damaging something or someone.
Exact synonyms: Harm, Hurt, Scathe
Generic synonyms: Change Of Integrity
Specialized synonyms: Impairment, Defacement, Disfiguration, Disfigurement, Wound, Wounding, Burn, Defloration
Derivative terms: Harm

6. Noun. The amount of money needed to purchase something. "How much is the damage?"

7. Noun. Any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right.
Exact synonyms: Legal Injury, Wrong
Generic synonyms: Injury
Derivative terms: Wrong, Wrong

Definition of Damage

1. n. Injury or harm to person, property, or reputation; an inflicted loss of value; detriment; hurt; mischief.

2. v. t. To occasion damage to the soundness, goodness, or value of; to hurt; to injure; to impair.

3. v. i. To receive damage or harm; to be injured or impaired in soundness or value; as, some colors in cloth damage in sunlight.

Definition of Damage

1. Noun. The abstract measure of something not being intact; harm. ¹

2. Noun. (slang) Cost or expense. ¹

3. Verb. To make something less intact or even destroy it; to harm or cause destruction. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Damage

1. to injure [v -AGED, -AGING, -AGES] - See also: injure

Medical Definition of Damage

1. 1. Injury or harm to person, property, or reputation; an inflicted loss of value; detriment; hurt; mischief. "He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool cutteth off the feet and drinketh damage." (Prov. Xxvi. 6) "Great errors and absurdities many commit for want of a friend to tell them of them, to the great damage both of their fame and fortune." (Bacon) 2. The estimated reparation in money for detriment or injury sustained; a compensation, recompense, or satisfaction to one party, for a wrong or injury actually done to him by another. In common-law action, the jury are the proper judges of damages. Consequential damage. See Consequential. Exemplary damages, those given for a violation of a right where no actual loss has accrued. Vindictive damages, those given specially for the punishment of the wrongdoer. Synonym: Mischief, injury, harm, hurt, detriment, evil, ill. See Mischief. Origin: OF. Damage, domage, F. Dommage, fr. Assumed LL. Damnaticum, from L. Damnum damage. See Damn. To ocassion damage to the soudness, goodness, or value of; to hurt; to injure; to impair. "He . . . Came up to the English admiral and gave him a broadside, with which he killed many of his men and damaged the ship." (Clarendon) Origin: Cf. OF. Damagier, domagier. See Damage. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Damage

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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1912)
"The 1st section exempts ship-owners from loss or damage by fire to goods on ... The 2d exempts the owners and master from liability for loss or damage to ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England by Herbert Broom, Edward Alfred Hadley, William Wait, William Blackstone (1875)
"Further, if a man erects smelting-works for lead so near the land of another, that the vapour and smoke kill his corn and grass, and damage his cattle ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1909)
"9, proof merely of damage to cargo e by sea water does not necessarily tend to л establish that such'damage was caused by a •- peril or danger of the seas. ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"or placea of transhipment; also damage or delays by unavoidable accidents; ... In the event of loss or damage under the provisions of this agreement, ..."

5. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"The particular damage alleged is in his " not getting 791/. 8«. ... (It being agreed that the amount of the damage should be settled by arbitration, ..."

6. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"INTOXICATING LIQUORS (§ 291*) — CIVIL damage ACT—PROXIMATE CAUSE. In an action for damages in such case, the jury have a right to regard the intoxication of ..."

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