Casualty meaning

kăzho͝o-əl-tē
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One who is injured, killed, captured, or missing in action through engagement with an enemy.

Battlefield casualties were high.

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Casualty is defined as a person or thing lost or destroyed by an accident or military action.

Family photos lost in a fire are an example of casualty.

Soldiers killed during war are examples of casualty.

A prisoner of war is an example of a casualty.

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An accident, especially one involving serious injury or loss of life.
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The definition of a casualty is a serious accident.

A fatal car crash is an example of a casualty.

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One who is injured or killed in an accident.

A train wreck with many casualties.

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An accident, esp. a fatal one.
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Anyone hurt or killed in an accident.
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Anything lost, destroyed, or made useless by some unfortunate or unforeseen happening.
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An individual or property that has been destroyed, injured, lost, or otherwise made ineffective.
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An accident, especially one that is fatal or serious.
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Something that happens by chance, especially an unfortunate event; an accident, a disaster.
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A person suffering from injuries or who has been killed due to an accident or through an act of violence.
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One that is harmed or eliminated as a result of an action or circumstance.

The corner grocery was a casualty of the expanding supermarkets.

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The harm to an individual or property as a result of a sudden, unexpected, or unusual event.
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Origin of casualty

  • Middle English casuelte from Old French from Medieval Latin cāsuālitās chance, accident from Latin cāsuālis fortuitous casual

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin casuālitas (compare casuality).

    From Wiktionary