What does damage mean?

Definitions for damage
ˈdæm ɪdʒdam·age

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word damage.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. damage, harm, impairmentnoun

    the occurrence of a change for the worse

  2. damage, equipment casualtynoun

    loss of military equipment

  3. damage, harm, hurt, scathenoun

    the act of damaging something or someone

  4. price, terms, damagenoun

    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, damageverb

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

  6. damageverb

    inflict damage upon

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

  7. damageverb

    suffer or be susceptible to damage

    "These fine china cups damage easily"

Wiktionary

  1. damagenoun

    The abstract measure of something not being intact; harm.

    The storm did a lot of damage to the area.

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

  2. damagenoun

    Cost or expense.

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

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

  3. damageverb

    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.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Damagenoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. damagier, domagier. See Damage, n.]

  2. Damagenoun

    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

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. damagier, domagier. See Damage, n.]

  3. Damagenoun

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

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. damagier, domagier. See Damage, n.]

  4. Damageverb

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

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. damagier, domagier. See Damage, n.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Damage

    dam′āj, n. hurt, injury, loss: the value of what is lost: (coll.) cost: (pl.) the pecuniary reparation due for loss or injury sustained by one person through the fault or negligence of another.—v.t. to harm.—v.i. to take injury.—adj. Dam′ageable. [O. Fr. damage (Fr. dommage)—L. damnum, loss.]

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Damage

    See “What’s the Damage?”

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of damage in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of damage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of damage in a Sentence

  1. Matthew Cole:

    The harm and detriment to an employer stemming from these kinds of issues are not solely financial, they can inflict greater damage to reputation, public image, productivity and retention.

  2. J. K. Rowling:

    Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.

  3. Fletcher Building:

    Once the extent of the damage is known the Company will be able to determine the impact on the project delivery timeline, in consultation with SkyCity. It is expected there will be a material delay.

  4. Mauro Ellovitch:

    Samarco is not making the effort to repair the damage, but is focusing much more on resuming production to attend to its economic interests.

  5. Kai Mertens:

    Merkel underestimated the protests. The least she can do now is come visit (the district of) Sternschanze and see the damage for herself.

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