Definitions of damage

  1. inflict damage upon; " The snow damaged the roof"; " She damaged the car when she hit the tree"
  2. the act of damaging something or someone
  3. a legal injury is any damage resulting from a violation of a legal right
  4. loss of military equipment
  5. the occurrence of a change for the worse
  6. the amount of money needed to purchase something; " the price of gasoline"; " he got his new car on excellent terms"; " how much is the damage?"
  7. Injury or harm to person, property, or reputation; an inflicted loss of value; detriment; hurt; mischief.
  8. The estimated reparation in money for detriment or injury sustained; a compensation, recompense, or satisfaction to one party, for a wrong or injury actually done to him by another.
  9. To ocassion damage to the soudness, goodness, or value of; to hurt; to injure; to impair.
  10. To receive damage or harm; to be injured or impaired in soudness or value; as. some colors in oth damage in sunlight.
  11. Injury or harm; harm wilfully done to a person's character, person, or estate.
  12. To injure; harm; impair.
  13. Hurt, injury, loss: the value of what is lost:- pl. compensation for loss or injury.
  14. To harm, injure.
  15. To take injury.
  16. Injury; loss; compensation for injury.
  17. To harm; impair or become impaired.
  18. Injury; harm.
  19. Money recoverable for a wrong or an injury.
  20. The estimated reparation in money for damage sustained.
  21. Injury, hurt, or detriment; the value of what is lost; cost.
  22. To hurt, injure, or impair; to lessen the soundness, goodness, or value of.
  23. To be injured or impaired in soundness or value.
  24. Any hurt, loss, or harm to property or person; the value of the mischief done.
  25. To injure; to hurt or harm; to receive harm; to be injured.

Quotes of damage

  1. You will never see the four original Pumpkins on stage ever again, unless it's a Hall of Fame thing. But you would never see a tour. There's so much damage there's no way. – Billy Corgan
  2. Systems are complex, so controlling an attack and achieving a desired level of damage may be harder than using physical weapons. – Dorothy Denning
  3. In our struggle to restrain the violence and contain the damage we tend to forget that the human capacity for aggression is more than a monstrous defect, that it is also a crucial survival tool. – Katherine Dunn
  4. This bill is the legislative equivalent of crack. It yields a short -term high but does long -term damage to the system and it's expensive to boot. – Barney Frank
  5. To me our bombing policy appears to be suicidal. Not because it does not do vast damage to our enemy, it does; but because, simultaneously, it does vast damage to our peace aim, unless that aim is mutual economic and social annihilation. – J. F. C. Fuller
  6. NASA wanted to assure its ability to examine the spacecraft in orbit for signs of damage – Marc Garneau
  7. The internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it. – John Gilmour
  8. There is such a thing as food and such a thing as poison. But the damage done by those who pass off poison as food is far less than that done by those who generation after generation convince people that food is poison. – Paul Goodman
  9. It is an interesting fact that during my tour I was never allowed access to computers, radios, or anything else that I might damage through curiosity, or perhaps something more sinister. – Robert B. Laughlin
  10. Firstly the cars aren't too complicated. They have no traction control, for example, which means you can spin if you try too hard and damage your tires if you're not careful with your driving style. – Nigel Mansell
  11. Let's not burn the universities yet. After all, the damage they do might be worse. – H. L. Mencken
  12. Personally, I think that for example the chemical directive in its present form does too much damage to the chemical industry- especially the medium sized businesses- and will hurt our worldwide competitiveness. – Angela Merkel
  13. Disease and ill health are caused largely by damage at the molecular and cellular level, yet today's surgical tools are too large to deal with that kind of problem. – Ralph Merkle
  14. I believe in having each device secured and monitoring each device, rather than just monitoring holistically on the network, and then responding in short enough time for damage control. – Kevin Mitnick
  15. The critical importance of honest journalism and a free flowing, respectful national conversation needs to be had in our country. But it is being buried as collateral damage in a war whose battles include political correctness and ideological orthodoxy. – Juan Williams

Usage examples for damage

  1. There was no time to see if any damage had been done. – Evil Out of Onzar by Mark Ganes
  2. I walked out amongst the ruins to see the extent of the damage caused by the shelling of the previous day. – “Crumps”, The Plain Story of a Canadian Who Went by Louis Keene
  3. The order was promptly obeyed, and the frigate came up almost head to wind; but scarcely a minute had passed when we felt that she had run stem on to the ground; but so light was the wind, and so slight was the way on her, that no damage of any sort was done. – Old Jack by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. You have done sufficient damage to my property already. – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch
  5. A third time he fired, but if the shot struck, no damage was to be perceived. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  6. To make good the damage would take thirty days, it was said. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  7. Beg pardon, shipmates, no damage done, I hope. – The Voyage of the Aurora by Harry Collingwood
  8. She talked a little- about the fire and the damage it had done. – Lonesome Land by B. M. Bower
  9. There has been a great storm here with thunder and hail that did much damage to the glass in the neighbourhood. – Poems Chiefly From Manuscript by John Clare
  10. They looked themselves over for any real damage – A Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath
  11. Here and there damage will be done to trees and buildings; here and there a person will probably be struck and killed." – Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
  12. So far as they could see, the man had done no damage either to their houses or to the dam. – The Tale of Brownie Beaver by Arthur Scott Bailey
  13. Care was taken, however, to do as little damage as possible to the city itself, as the Italians wanted it for themselves. – Italy at War and the Allies in the West by E. Alexander Powell
  14. These tracks are very numerous, and do the grass some damage – Wild Life in a Southern County by Richard Jefferies
  15. By these means and with the assistance of the men employed upon my grounds, water was passed very rapidly, and the flames were soon subdued without serious damage – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  16. Beyond this, comparatively little damage was done to the college buildings. – History of California by Helen Elliott Bandini
  17. But to damage a book- g- o- o- d night! – Roy Blakeley by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  18. " Heap bad rapid," said Harry, when the second boat had been drawn up beside the first, and he had examined both the canoes carefully to see how much damage they had sustained on the trip. – The Boy With the U. S. Survey by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  19. Neither place was, however, occupied by the captors, who only did as much damage as they could and then left. – The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899] by James Rodway
  20. But the damage was already done. – Tabitha's Vacation by Ruth Alberta Brown

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