Definitions for Damageˈdæm ɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dam•ageˈdæm ɪdʒ(n.; v.)-aged, -ag•ing.

  1. (n.)injury or harm that reduces value, usefulness, etc.

  2. damages, the estimated money equivalent for loss or injury sustained.

    Category: Law

  3. Often, damages.Informal. cost; expense; charge:

    What are the damages for the work on my car?

  4. (v.t.)to cause damage to.

  5. (v.i.)to become damaged.

Origin of damage:

1250–1300; < OF dam (< L damnum damage, fine) see damn


Princeton's WordNet

  1. damage, harm, impairment(noun)

    the occurrence of a change for the worse

  2. damage, equipment casualty(noun)

    loss of military equipment

  3. damage, harm, hurt, scathe(noun)

    the act of damaging something or someone

  4. price, terms, damage(noun)

    the amount of money needed to purchase something

    "the price of gasoline"; "he got his new car on excellent terms"; "how much is the damage?"

  5. wrong, legal injury, damage(verb)

    any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right

  6. damage(verb)

    inflict damage upon

    "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"

  7. damage(verb)

    suffer or be susceptible to damage

    "These fine china cups damage easily"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. damage(noun)ˈdæm ɪdʒ

    physical harm

    to repair the damage to his leg; The storm did serious damage.; brain damage

  2. damageˈdæm ɪdʒ

    a negative effect

    damage to the company's reputation

  3. damage(verb)ˈdæm ɪdʒ

    to physically harm

    The fire severely damaged several homes.

  4. damageˈdæm ɪdʒ

    to affect negatively

    The dispute is damaging our ability to help victims.; damaging winds; the damaging effects of alcohol


  1. damage(Noun)

    The abstract measure of something not being intact; harm.

    The storm did a lot of damage to the area.

  2. damage(Noun)

    Cost or expense.

    "What's the damage?" he asked the waiter.

  3. damage(Verb)

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

    Be careful not to damage any of the fragile items while unpacking them.

  4. Origin: From damage (Modern French dommage), from from Classical damnum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Damage(noun)

    injury or harm to person, property, or reputation; an inflicted loss of value; detriment; hurt; mischief

  2. Damage(noun)

    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

  3. Damage(noun)

    to ocassion damage to the soudness, goodness, or value of; to hurt; to injure; to impair

  4. Damage(verb)

    to receive damage or harm; to be injured or impaired in soudness or value; as. some colors in /oth damage in sunlight


  1. Damage

    Damage, also known as Fatale, is a 1992 film directed by Louis Malle. It is based on the novel Damage by Josephine Hart. The plot is about a politician who shares a sexual relationship with his son's girlfriend. Miranda Richardson was nominated for an Academy Award and won a BAFTA in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her performance as the aggrieved wife of the film's main character.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Damage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1443

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Damage' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2234

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Damage' in Nouns Frequency: #488

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Damage' in Verbs Frequency: #480

Translations for Damage

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


injury or hurt, especially to a thing

The storm did/caused a lot of damage; She suffered brain-damage as a result of the accident.

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