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Definition of "damage" []

  • Harm or injury to property or a person, resulting in loss of value or the impairment of usefulness. (noun)
  • Law Money ordered to be paid as compensation for injury or loss. (noun)
  • Informal Cost; price. (noun)
  • To cause damage to. (verb-transitive)
  • To suffer or be susceptible to damage. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "damage" in a sentence
  • "The problem can be simplified by assuming that the damage caused by a flood is proportional to a “damage index” D:"
  • "- where a number of damage incidence combinations are available, it is possible to draw a “damage incidence distribution curve” (see fig.D. 2)."
  • "Only thing to have with a can of brain damage is another can of brain damage."