Definition of


  1. (noun, event) the occurrence of a change for the worse
  2. (noun, event) loss of military equipment
  3. (noun, act) the act of damaging something or someone
  4. (noun, possession) the amount of money needed to purchase something
    he got his new car on excellent terms
    how much is the damage?
  5. (noun, act) any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
  6. (verb, change) inflict damage upon
    She damaged the car when she hit the tree
  7. (verb, change) suffer or be susceptible to damage

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Damage

  1. late 13c., from O.Fr. damage "loss caused by injury," from dam "damage," from L. damnum "loss, hurt, damage." more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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