Definitions for casualtyˈkæʒ u əl ti
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cas•u•al•tyˈkæʒ u əl ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.
Mil. a member of the armed forces removed from service by death, wounds, sickness, etc. casualties, loss in numerical strength through any cause.
one who is injured or killed in an accident.
any person or thing that is harmed or destroyed as a result of some act or event.
a serious accident, esp. one involving bodily injury or death.
Origin of casualty:
someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement
casualty, injured party(noun)
someone injured or killed in an accident
fatal accident, casualty(noun)
an accident that causes someone to die
a decrease of military personnel or equipment
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
casualty(noun)ˈkæʒ u əl ti
sb killed or injured in a war or accident
The number of casualties is rising.
casualtyˈkæʒ u əl ti
many killed or injured
casualtyˈkæʒ u əl ti
sb or sth affected badly by a situation
The company is the latest casualty of the banking crisis.
Chance nature; randomness.
Something that happens by chance, especially an unfortunate event; an accident, a disaster.
A person suffering from injuries or who has been killed due to an accident or through an act of violence.
The accident and emergency department of a hospital
Origin: From casualitas (compare casuality).
that which comes without design or without being foreseen; contingency
any injury of the body from accident; hence, death, or other misfortune, occasioned by an accident; as, an unhappy casualty
numerical loss caused by death, wounds, discharge, or desertion
Casualty, stylised as CASUAL+Y, is a British weekly television show broadcast on BBC One, and the longest-running emergency medical drama television series in the world. Created by Jeremy Brock and Paul Unwin, it was first broadcast on 6 September 1986, and transmitted in the UK on BBC One. The original producer was Geraint Morris. The programme is based around the fictional Holby City Hospital and focuses on the staff and patients of the hospital's Accident and Emergency Department. The show has very few ties to its sister programme Holby City which began as a spin off from Casualty in 1999 and is set in the same hospital, but upstairs. The show's plots and characters occasionally crossover between the two programmes, but this is rare, and each show can easily be followed without having to watch the other. Casualty is shown weekly on a Saturday evening, which has been its time slot since the early 1990s.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Any person who is lost to the organization by having been declared dead, duty status
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'casualty' in Nouns Frequency: #2058
Translations for casualty
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a person who is wounded or killed in a battle, accident etc
There were hundreds of casualties when the factory went on fire.
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- إِصابَةٌ مُميتَةٌ، قَتْيلArabic
- baixaPortuguese (BR)
- das OpferGerman
- såret; tilskadekommen; offerDanish
- baja, víctimaSpanish
- کشته یا زخمی؛ تلفاتFarsi
- हताहत, दुर्घटनाग्रस्त व्यक्तिHindi
- nesreća, unesrećeniCroatian
- sérült, áldozatHungarian
- slysatilfelli, maður sem slasast; fallnir (í orrustu)Icelandic
- ferito; mortoItalian
- auka, sužeistasis, žuvusysisLithuanian
- nelaimes gadījumā cietušais; kritušaisLatvian
- terbunuh atau tercederaMalay
- gewonde, slachtofferDutch
- offer; såret eller drept personNorwegian
- ofiara (zabity lub ranny)Polish
- کشته یا زخمی؛ تلفاتPersian
- پېښه: په جګړه كې مرګ او ژوبلهPashto
- (случайно) пострадавшийRussian
- olycks-, krigsoffer, skadad, såradSwedish
- 傷者或死者Chinese (Trad.)
- потерпілий від нещасного випадкуUkrainian
- زخمی یا ہلاک ہونے والا شخصUrdu
- thương vongVietnamese
- 伤亡者Chinese (Simp.)
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