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English noun: damage

1. damage (event) the occurrence of a change for the worse


Synonymsharm, impairment


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


Narrower (hyponym)deformation, detriment, distortion, hurt, ladder, ravel, run

2. damage (event) loss of military equipment


Synonymsequipment casualty


Broader (hypernym)casualty


Narrower (hyponym)battle damage, combat casualty, operational casualty, operational damage


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

3. damage (act) the act of damaging something or someone


Synonymsharm, hurt, scathe


Broader (hypernym)change of integrity


Narrower (hyponym)burn, defacement, defloration, disfiguration, disfigurement, impairment, wound, wounding

4. damage (possession) the amount of money needed to purchase something


SamplesThe price of gasoline.
He got his new car on excellent terms.
How much is the damage?.


Synonymsprice, terms


Broader (hypernym)cost


Narrower (hyponym)asking price, bid price, cash price, closing price, factory price, highway robbery, purchase price, selling price, spot price, support level, valuation

5. damage (act) any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right


Synonymslegal injury, wrong


Broader (hypernym)injury


English verb: damage

1. damage (change) inflict damage upon


SamplesThe snow damaged the roof.
She damaged the car when she hit the tree.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)afflict, bang up, bilge, blemish, break, bruise, burn, corrode, cut up, deflower, disturb, eat, eat away, erode, flaw, fret, frost, hurt, impair, impair, injure, mangle, mar, mutilate, rust, shatter, smash, smash up, smite, spoil, total, vitiate, wear away, whittle away, whittle down

2. damage (change) suffer or be susceptible to damage


SamplesThese fine china cups damage easily.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change









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