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.

  1. Mil. a member of the armed forces removed from service by death, wounds, sickness, etc. casualties, loss in numerical strength through any cause.

    Category: Military

  2. one who is injured or killed in an accident.

  3. any person or thing that is harmed or destroyed as a result of some act or event.

  4. a serious accident, esp. one involving bodily injury or death.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. casualty(noun)

    someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement

  2. casualty, injured party(noun)

    someone injured or killed in an accident

  3. fatal accident, casualty(noun)

    an accident that causes someone to die

  4. casualty(noun)

    a decrease of military personnel or equipment

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. casualty(noun)ˈkæʒ u əl ti

    sb killed or injured in a war or accident

    The number of casualties is rising.

  2. casualtyˈkæʒ u əl ti

    many killed or injured

  3. casualtyˈkæʒ u əl ti

    sb or sth affected badly by a situation

    The company is the latest casualty of the banking crisis.


  1. casualty(Noun)

    Chance nature; randomness.

  2. casualty(Noun)

    Something that happens by chance, especially an unfortunate event; an accident, a disaster.

  3. casualty(Noun)

    A person suffering from injuries or who has been killed due to an accident or through an act of violence.

  4. casualty(Noun)

    The accident and emergency department of a hospital

  5. Origin: From casualitas (compare casuality).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Casualty(noun)

    that which comes without design or without being foreseen; contingency

  2. Casualty(noun)

    any injury of the body from accident; hence, death, or other misfortune, occasioned by an accident; as, an unhappy casualty

  3. Casualty(noun)

    numerical loss caused by death, wounds, discharge, or desertion


  1. Casualty

    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

  1. casualty

    Any person who is lost to the organization by having been declared dead, duty status

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    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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