Meaning of DAMAGE in English

DAMAGE

n.

Pronunciation: ' da-mij

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from dan damage, from Latin damnum

Date: 14th century

1 : loss or harm resulting from injury to person, property, or reputation

2 plural : compensation in money imposed by law for loss or injury

3 : EXPENSE , COST < “ What's the damage ? ” he asked the waiter>

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