- IPA: /ˈdæmɪdʒ/
- Injury or harm; the condition or measure of something not being intact.
- The storm did a lot of damage to the area.
- 1625, Francis Bacon, Of Friendship
- Great errors and absurdities many ..commit for want of a friend to tell them of them, to the great damage both of their fame and fortune.
- (slang) Cost or expense.
- "What's the damage?" he asked the waiter.
- French: dégât, dommage
- German: Schaden
- Italian: danno
- Portuguese: avaria, dano, estrago
- Russian: поврежде́ние
- Spanish: daño, (obsolete) damno
damage (damages, present participle damaging; past and past participle damaged)
- (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, gbooks xr0NAAAAQAAJ:
- 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.
- 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.
- French: endommager, abîmer
- German: beschädigen
- Italian: danneggiare, rovinare, macchiare
- Portuguese: estragar, danar, avariar, danificar
- Russian: поврежда́ть
- Spanish: dañar