Meaning of DAMAGE in English

DAMAGE

n. & v.

--n.

1. harm or injury impairing the value or usefulness of something, or the health or normal function of a person.

2 (in pl.) Law a sum of money claimed or awarded in compensation for a loss or an injury.

3 the loss of what is desirable.

4 (prec. by the) sl. cost (what's the damage?).

--v.tr.

1. inflict damage on.

2 (esp. as damaging adj.) detract from the reputation of (a most damaging admission).

Derivatives:

damagingly adv.

Etymology: ME f. OF damage (n.), damagier (v.), f. dam(me) loss f. L damnum loss, damage

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.