Meaning of DAMAGE in English

DAMAGE

■ noun

1》 physical harm impairing the value, usefulness, or normal function of something.

↘unwelcome and detrimental effects.

2》 ( ~s ) a sum of money claimed or awarded in compensation for a loss or injury.

■ verb inflict ~ on.

Phrases

what's the ~? informal, humorous what does it cost?

Derivatives

damaging adjective

damagingly adverb

Origin

ME: from OFr., from dam , damne 'loss or ~', from L. damnum 'loss or hurt'; cf. damn .

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