Meaning of DAMAGE in English


I. ˈda-mij 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

II. transitive verb

( dam·aged ; dam·ag·ing )

Date: 14th century

: to cause damage to

don't damage the furniture

returning soldiers damaged by war

Synonyms: see injure

• dam·age·abil·i·ty ˌda-mi-jə-ˈbi-lə-tē noun

• dam·ag·er noun

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