- Injury or harm; the condition or measure of something not being intact.
- The storm did a lot of damage to the area.
- (slang) Cost or expense.
- "What's the damage?" he asked the waiter.
abstract measure of something not being intact; harm
cost or expense
- (transitive) 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.
- Cold temperatures, heavy rain, falling rocks, strong winds and glacier movement can damage the equipment.
- 1774, Edward Long, The History of Jamaica. Or, General Survey of the Antient and Modern State of that Island, volume 2, book 2, chapter 7, 5:
- The building was erected in two years, at the parochial expence, on the foundation of the former one, which was irreparably damaged by the hurricane of Auguſt, 1712.
- 1702–1704, Edward [Hyde, 1st] Earl of Clarendon, “(please specify |book=I to XVI)”, in The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the Year 1641. […], Oxford, Oxfordshire: Printed at the Theater, published 1707, OCLC 937919305:
- He […] came up to the English admiral and gave him a broadside, with which he killed many of his men and damaged the ship.
- (transitive, obsolete) To undergo damage.
to make something less intact or even destroy it; to harm or cause destruction
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- ^ damage in Cambridge Dictionary
- ^ damage in Collins Dictionary
- ^ damage in Longman Dictionary
- ^ damage (noun) in Macmillan Dictionary
- ^ damage (noun) in Oxford Learners' Dictionaries
- ^ “that I…brought faire beauty to so fowle a domage” (Thomas Watson, The tears of Fancie, or Love disdained, 1593); “…however, ’tis an unspeakable damage to him for want of his money.” (Daniel Defoe, Colonel Jack, 1840)
damage (plural damages)
- damage, harm, injury
- loss (of reputation, etc.)
- (rare) disability, weakness
- (law, often in the plural) damages (compensation for loss)