Damage meaning

dăm'ĭj
The definition of damage is injury or harm to a person or thing that reduces health, value or usefulness.

An example of damage is a shattered hip that needs replacement.

An example of damage is a chair that's been broken.

An example of damage is the devastation after a tornado.

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Destruction or a loss in value, usefulness, or ability resulting from an action or event.
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Cost; price.

What's the damage for the tickets to the show?

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To cause damage to.
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To suffer or be susceptible to damage.
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Injury or harm to a person or thing, resulting in a loss in soundness or value.
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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.
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Cost or expense.
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To do damage to.
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To incur damage.
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Injury or harm; the condition or measure of something not being intact.

The storm did a lot of damage to the area.

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(slang) Cost or expense.

"What's the damage?" he asked the waiter.

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To impair the soundness, goodness, or value of; to harm or cause destruction.

Be careful not to damage any of the fragile items while unpacking them.

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Money required to be paid as compensation for an injury or wrong.
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Origin of damage

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