Damage Definition

damaged, damages, damaging
Injury or harm to a person or thing, resulting in a loss in soundness or value.
Webster's New World
Money claimed by, or ordered paid to, a person to compensate for injury or loss caused by the wrong of the opposite party or parties.
Webster's New World
Cost or expense.
Webster's New World
damaged, damages, damaging
To do damage to.
Webster's New World
To incur damage.
Webster's New World

Origin of Damage

  • From Old French damage (Modern French dommage), from Vulgar Latin *damnaticum from Classical Latin damnum.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old French dam loss (from Latin damnum) -age -age

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

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