Definitions for: Damage

[n] the act of damaging something or someone
[n] a legal injury is any damage resulting from a violation of a legal right
[n] loss of military equipment
[n] the occurrence of a change for the worse
[n] 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?"
[v] inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"

Webster (1913) Definition: Dam"age, n. [OF. damage, domage, F. dommage, fr.
assumed LL. damnaticum, from L. damnum damage. See Damn.]
1. Injury or harm to person, property, or reputation; an
inflicted loss of value; detriment; hurt; mischief.

He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool
cutteth off the feet and drinketh damage. --Prov.
xxvi. 6.

Great errors and absurdities many commit for want of
a friend to tell them of them, to the great damage
both of their fame and fortune. --Bacon.

2. pl. (Law) 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.

Note: In common-law action, the jury are the proper judges of

Consequential damage. See under Consequential.

Exemplary damages (Law), damages imposed by way of example
to others.

Nominal damages (Law), those given for a violation of a
right where no actual loss has accrued.

Vindictive damages, those given specially for the
punishment of the wrongdoer.

Syn: Mischief; injury; harm; hurt; detriment; evil; ill. See

Dam"age, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Damages; p. pr. & vb. n.
Damaging.] [Cf. OF. damagier, domagier. See Damage, n.]
To ocassion damage to the soudness, goodness, or value of; to
hurt; to injure; to impair.

He . . . came up to the English admiral and gave him a
broadside, with which he killed many of his men and
damaged the ship. --Clarendon.

Dam"age, v. i.
To receive damage or harm; to be injured or impaired in
soudness or value; as. some colors in ?oth damage in

Synonyms: equipment casualty, harm, harm, hurt, impairment, legal injury, price, scathe, terms, wrong

See Also: actus reus, afflict, alter, alteration, asking price, bang up, battle damage, bid price, bilge, blemish, break, bruise, burn, burn, casualty, change, change, change of integrity, closing price, combat casualty, corrode, cost, cut up, defacement, defloration, deflower, deformation, detriment, disfiguration, disfigurement, distortion, disturb, eat, eat away, erode, factory price, flaw, fret, hurt, hurt, impair, impairment, injure, ladder, mangle, mar, misconduct, modification, mutilate, operational casualty, operational damage, purchase price, ravel, run, rust, selling price, smash, smash up, smite, spoil, support level, valuation, vitiate, wear away, whittle away, whittle down, wound, wounding, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

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