Definitions for: Injury


[n] an act that injures someone
[n] an accident that results in physical damage or hurt
[n] a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
[n] any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.



Webster (1913) Definition: In"ju*ry, n.; pl. Injuries. [OE. injurie, L. injuria,
fr. injurius injurious, wrongful, unjust; pref. in- not +
jus, juris, right,law,justice: cf. F. injure. See Just, a.]
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.

For he that doeth injury shall receve that he did evil.
--Wyclif(Col.
iii. 25).

Many times we do injury to a cause by dwelling on
trifling arguments. --I. Watts.

Riot ascends above their loftiest towers, And injury
and outrage. --Milton.

Note: Injury in morals and jurisprudence is the intentional
doing of wrong. --Fleming.

Syn: Harm; hurt; damage; loss; impairment; detriment; wrong;
evil; injustice.

Synonyms: accidental injury, combat injury, harm, hurt, trauma, wound

See Also: accident, actus reus, bite, bleeding, blighty wound, break, bruise, bump, burn, concussion, contusion, cryopathy, dislocation, disservice, electric shock, flesh wound, fracture, frostbite, haemorrhage, health problem, hemorrhage, ill health, ill service, ill turn, insect bite, intravasation, lesion, loss, misconduct, mutilation, personnel casualty, pinch, pull, rupture, spoil, spoilage, spoiling, sting, strain, twist, unhealthiness, wale, weal, welt, wheal, whiplash, whiplash injury, wound, wrench, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct

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