Definitions for injuryˈɪn dʒə ri

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•ju•ryˈɪn dʒə ri(n.)(pl.)-ju•ries.

  1. harm or damage done or sustained, esp. bodily harm:

    to escape without injury.

  2. a particular form or instance of harm:

    an injury to one's shoulder; an injury to one's pride.

  3. wrong or injustice done or suffered.

  4. Law. any violation of the rights, property, etc., of another for which damages may be sought.

    Category: Law

  5. Obs. injurious speech; calumny.

Origin of injury:

1350–1400; ME injurie < L injūria unlawful conduct =in-in -3+jūr-, s. of jūs right, law

Princeton's WordNet

  1. injury, hurt, harm, trauma(noun)

    any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

  2. injury, accidental injury(noun)

    an accident that results in physical damage or hurt

  3. wound, injury, combat injury(noun)

    a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat

  4. injury(noun)

    an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage

  5. injury(noun)

    wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. injury(noun)ˈɪn dʒə ri

    physical harm, or the place on the body where harm occurs

    They escaped the fire without injury.; His injuries were severe.

Wiktionary

  1. injury(Noun)

    Any damage or violation of, the person, character, feelings, rights, property, or interests of an individual; that which injures, or occasions wrong, loss, damage, or detriment; harm; hurt; loss; mischief; wrong; evil; as, his health was impaired by a severe injury; slander is an injury to the character.

  2. injury(Verb)

    To wrong, to injure.

  3. Origin: From injurie, from iniuria, from in- + ius.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Injury(adj)

    any damage or violation of, the person, character, feelings, rights, property, or interests of an individual; that which injures, or occasions wrong, loss, damage, or detriment; harm; hurt; loss; mischief; wrong; evil; as, his health was impaired by a severe injury; slander is an injury to the character

Freebase

  1. Injury

    Injury is damage to a biological organism which can be classified on various bases.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. injury

    A term comprising such conditions as fractures, wounds, sprains, strains, dislocations, concussions, and compressions. In addition, it includes conditions resulting from extremes of temperature or prolonged exposure. Acute poisonings (except those due to contaminated food) resulting from exposure to a toxic or poisonous substance are also classed as injuries. See also casualty; wounded. inland petroleum distribution system

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'injury' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2200

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'injury' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3851

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'injury' in Nouns Frequency: #655


Translations for injury

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

injury(noun)

(an instance of) harm or damage

Badly designed chairs can cause injury to the spine; The motorcyclist received severe injuries in the crash.

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