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DAMAGE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does damage mean? 

DAMAGE (noun)
  The noun DAMAGE has 5 senses:

1. the occurrence of a change for the worse
2. loss of military equipment
3. the act of damaging something or someone
4. the amount of money needed to purchase something
5. any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right

  Familiarity information: DAMAGE used as a noun is common.


DAMAGE (verb)
  The verb DAMAGE has 1 sense:

1. inflict damage upon

  Familiarity information: DAMAGE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DAMAGE (noun)


Sense 1damage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The occurrence of a change for the worse

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

damage; impairment; harm

Hypernyms ("damage" is a kind of...):

alteration; change; modification (an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "damage"):

ladder; ravel; run (a row of unravelled stitches)

deformation; distortion (a change for the worse)

detriment; hurt (a damage or loss)


Sense 2damage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Loss of military equipment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

equipment casualty; damage

Hypernyms ("damage" is a kind of...):

casualty (a decrease of military personnel or equipment)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "damage"):

battle damage; combat casualty (loss of military equipment in battle)

operational casualty; operational damage (loss of military equipment in field operations)


Sense 3damage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of damaging something or someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

scathe; damage; harm; hurt

Hypernyms ("damage" is a kind of...):

change of integrity (the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "damage"):

impairment (damage that results in a reduction of strength or quality)

defacement; disfiguration; disfigurement (the act of damaging the appearance or surface of something)

wound; wounding (the act of inflicting a wound)

burn (damage inflicted by fire)

defloration (an act that despoils the innocence or beauty of something)


Sense 4damage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The amount of money needed to purchase something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession

Synonyms:

price; terms; damage

Context examples:

the price of gasoline / he got his new car on excellent terms / how much is the damage?

Hypernyms ("damage" is a kind of...):

cost (the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "damage"):

valuation (assessed price)

support level ((stock market) the price at which a certain security becomes attractive to investors)

cash price; spot price (the current delivery price of a commodity traded in the spot market)

purchase price (the price at which something is actually purchased)

highway robbery (an exorbitant price)

factory price (price charged for goods picked up at the factory)

closing price ((stock market) the price of the last transaction completed during a day's trading session)

bid price ((stock market) the price at which a broker is willing to buy a certain security)

asking price; selling price (the price at which something is offered for sale)


Sense 5damage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

legal injury; wrong; damage

Hypernyms ("damage" is a kind of...):

actus reus; misconduct; wrongdoing; wrongful conduct (activity that transgresses moral or civil law)


DAMAGE (verb)


Sense 1damage [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inflict damage upon

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context examples:

The snow damaged the roof / She damaged the car when she hit the tree

Hypernyms (to "damage" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "damage"):

impair (make worse or less effective)

blemish; flaw (add a flaw or blemish to; make imperfect or defective)

corrode; eat; rust (cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid)

eat away; erode; fret (remove soil or rock)

cut up; mangle; mutilate (destroy or injure severely)

deflower; impair; mar; spoil; vitiate (make imperfect)

wear away; whittle away; whittle down (cut away in small pieces)

hurt; injure (cause damage or affect negatively)

afflict; smite (cause pain or suffering in)

disturb (damage as if by shaking or jarring)

bruise (damage (plant tissue) by abrasion of pressure)

total (damage beyond the point of repair)

break (render inoperable or ineffective)

bilge (cause to leak)

frost (damage by frost)

burn (burn with heat, fire, or radiation)

bang up; smash; smash up (damage or destroy as if by violence)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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