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Damage appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Trader, I am omega-made, yet never pot red ronions… no, in order to prevent eye damage, Mom aired art.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun damage:


Damage is sometimes a misspelling of damaged.

The word damage is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun damage

What does damage mean as a name of something?

Damage is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: damages

  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
    • example: how much is the damage?
    • lexical domain: Possessions - nouns denoting possession and transfer of possession
    • synonyms of damage: price / terms
    • more generic word: cost = the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
    • more specific terms:
  5. any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of damage: legal injury / wrong
    • more generic word: injury = wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted

Alternative definition of the noun damage


  1. The abstract measure of something not being intact; harm.
  2. [slang] Cost or expense.

Definition of the verb damage

What does damage mean as a doing word?

Damage is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: damaged | damaging | damages

  1. inflict damage upon
  2. suffer or be susceptible to damage
    • example: These fine china cups damage easily
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence

Alternative definition of the verb damage


  1. To make something less intact or even destroy it; to harm or cause destruction.


  1. "Damage" is a 1992 British-French film directed by Louis Malle and starring Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, and Miranda Richardson. Based on the novel Damage by Josephine Hart, the film is about a British politician who shares a sexual relationship with his son's girlfriend. Miranda Richardson was nominated for an Academy Award and won a BAFTA in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her performance as the aggrieved wife of the film's main character.
  2. "Damage" is a 2009 American action film written by Frank Hannah and directed by Jeff F. King, and starring Steve Austin, Walton Goggins, Laura Vandervoort and Lynda Boyd. The film was released in the United States on January 28, 2010.
  3. "Damage" is a 2007 drama film written and directed by Aisling Walsh.
  4. "Damage" is a family drama film directed by Moses Inwang.
    • genre: Family Drama
    • released in (4 years ago)
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  1. "Damage" is a 1991 novel by Josephine Hart about a British politician who, in the prime of life, causes his own downfall through an inappropriate relationship. It was adapted into a film of the same title by Louis Malle in 1992, as well as into an opera by Greek composer Kharálampos Goyós in 2004.
    • language: English Language
    • released in (24 years ago)
  2. "Damage" is a young adult novel written by A. M. Jenkins, winner of the PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship among other honors. Damage was nominated as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
  3. "Damage" is a book written by Sue Mayfield.
    • genres: Fiction, Children's literature
    • released in (9 years ago)
    • award:


Damage is a DC Comics superhero who first appeared in a comic book of the same name during the Zero Hour crisis. He is the son of the original Atom, Al Pratt. He has been a member of the Titans, the Freedom Fighters, and Justice Society of America.


  1. "Damage" is a live recording of a 1993 tour by David Sylvian and Robert Fripp. It is taken from the final show of the tour.
  2. "Damage" is the eighth studio album by American alternative rock band Jimmy Eat World, released on June 11, 2013, on RCA Records. Described as "an attempt at making an adult breakup record", the album was produced by regular Queens of the Stone Age collaborator Alain Johannes, and was preceded by the singles "I Will Steal You Back" and "Damage".
  3. "Damage" is Kosheen's third studio album released on March 23, 2007. The album was originally due to be released in 2006, however it was pushed back to 2007. The first single released was "Overkill".
  4. "Damage" is the eighth studio album by American punk blues band Blues Explosion, released in 2004. This is the first album that the band has released under the abbreviated name "Blues Explosion" rather than their previous name, "The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion".
  5. "Damage" is a musical album of Zbigniew Preisner, soundtrack.
    • also known as Damage Soundtrack
    • released in (17 years ago)
  6. "Damage" is a song by American hip hop artist Pharoahe Monch, released as the lead single from his fourth studio album, P.T.S.D.. Prior to its release date, Pharoahe Monch's independent label, W.A.R. Media, published a visual trailer to YouTube on September 22, 2012. The song was officially made available for purchase worldwide on September 27, 2012, on the iTunes Music Store by W.A.R. Media in conjunction with Duck Down Music Inc.. The Lee Stone-produced song is the final piece to Pharoahe's "bullet" trilogy in which he anthropomorphizes a slug fired with the intent to annihilate, and tackles the issue of gun violence. The song and its cover art provide a chilling reminder that bullets have no name.
  7. "Damage" is the first single from the album Dress Me Slowly by Australian rock band You Am I. It was released in 2000 and reached number 37 on the Australian national charts and number 23 in that year's Hottest 100.
  8. "Damage" is the title track from Jimmy Eat World's eighth studio album Damage. The song was released on Side A of the Damage EP for Record Store Day on April 20, 2013.
  9. "Damage" is a musical single of Roger Eno, Lol Hammond, Roger Eno & Lol Hammond.
    • released in (16 years ago)
  10. "Damage" is a composition, cataloged instance.


  1. Damage a.k.a. Van Damage, is a retired porn star, and also serves as a director, cameraman and producer in the pornography industry.
  2. Damage: Máriusz Bari is a writer and screenwriter.
  3. Damage a.k.a. Heath Spence is an athlete.
  4. Damage a.k.a. Brian Forsythe is a member of the musical group Kix.

There are other people with in their name, like Brian Damage, Damage Analyse.


  1. Damage are a British R&B boy band who achieved success in the 1990s with eleven hit singles, including four Top 10 successes on the UK Singles Chart. They have sold 2.5 million records worldwide. The band consists of Jade Jones, Rahsaan J Bromfield, Andrez Harriott, and Noel Simpson.
  2. Damage is a musical group.
    • album: "God Help Us"
  3. Damage is a musical group.
    • album: "Final"
  4. Damage is a musical group.
    • albums: "Jay Walk", "Synthology"
  5. Damage was a New York hardcore band circa 1983 to 1988.
  6. Damage is a musical group.
    • album: "Signal New York"

There are other groups with in their name, like Damage Done, Damage Inc., Brain damage, Light Damage, Damage Source, Hammer Damage, Needle Damage, Criminal Damage, Dansette Damage, The Damage Twins, Collateral damage, The Damage Manual, Frankie the Damage, Severe Tire Damage and Damage Done by Worms.


Damage is a record label.

Phrases with Damage

Phrases starting with the word Damage:

  1. damage control
  2. Damage Feasant

Phrases ending with the word Damage:

  1. brain damage
  2. battle damage
  3. Attrition Damage
  4. Radiation damage
  5. collateral damage
  6. operational damage
  7. minimal brain damage

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Damage

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Google previewIntroduction to Neurogenic Communication Disorders (2016)

by M. Hunter Manasco

Primary-level damage is the result of the shock wave created by the IED explosion. Trauma...

Quaternary-level damage is any trauma created by the blast that is not attributable to primary, secondary, or tertiary mechanisms. This includes ...

Google previewResearch Progress in Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia (2007)

by Miao-Kun Sun

Since oxidative damage is the earliest described cytopathological abnormality that occurs in vulnerable brain regions and selective neuronal populations, it is extremely important to decipher the causes and consequences of neuronal ...

Google previewReservoir Formation Damage (2011)

by Faruk Civan, Faruk Civan, PhD

Formation damage is a generic terminology referring to the impairment of the permeability of petroleum-bearing formations by various adverse processes. Formation damage is an undesirable operational and economic problem that can occur ...

Google previewFrozen Food Technology (1993)

by C.P. Mallett

Freezing damage refers to irreversible changes in the tissue brought about by the freezing process, and manifested after thawing of the tissue. It is not always...

Freezing damage is a consequence of many separate processes. There are four ...

Google previewMolecular Biology, Principles of Genome Function (2016)

Biology, Molecular biology by CTI Reviews

DNA damage is an alteration in the chemical structure of DNA, such as a break in a strand of DNA, a base missing from the backbone of DNA, or a chemically changed base such as 8OHdG. Damage to DNA that occurs naturally can result ...

Google previewPrinciples Of Environmental Chemistry (2016)

by CTI Reviews

DNA damage is an alteration in the chemical structure of DNA, such as a break in a strand of DNA, a base missing from the backbone of DNA, or a chemically changed base such as 8OHdG. Damage to DNA that occurs naturally can result ...

Google previewMolecular Biology of the Gene (2016)

by CTI Reviews

DNA damage: DNA damage is an alteration in the chemical structure of DNA, such as a break in a strand of DNA, a base missing from the backbone of DNA, or a chemically changed base such as 8OHdG. Damage to DNA that occurs naturally ...

Google previewLehninger Principles of Biochemistry (2016)

Biology, Biochemistry by CTI Reviews

DNA damage is an alteration in the chemical structure of DNA, such as a ...

Google previewBridge Maintenance, Safety Management, Health Monitoring and Informatics - IABMAS '08 (2008)

Proceedings of the Fourth International IABMAS Conference, Seoul, Korea, July 13-17 2008 by Hyun-Moo Koh, Dan Frangopol

The most compelling reason for modeling a bridge in terms of Defects and Damage is the simple elegance of only two easily understood definitions...

Similarly, Damage is any transformation of a component to a structurally weaker condition.

Google previewExperience Psychology (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

DNA damage: DNA damage is an alteration in the chemical structure of DNA, such as a break in a strand of DNA, a base missing from the backbone of DNA, or a chemically changed base such as 8OHdG. Damage to DNA that occurs naturally ...

Google previewFundamentals of Mold Growth in Indoor Environments and Strategies for Healthy Living (2011)

by Olaf C. G. Adan, Robert A. Samson

Moisture damage is a particular problem of building assembly durability. Water damage is a moisture problem caused by various leaks of water. Moisture transport Moisture can be transported in both the vapour and the liquid phase by ...

Google previewHuman Biology (2016)

Biology, Human biology by CTI Reviews

DNA damage is an alteration ...

Google previewInternational Conference on Computer Applications - Networking (2011)

The first damage is that whereas in the paper based system the frauds could be limited only to a nation or a locality, the cyber age is also a global age. We all live today in a borderless World. In this situation, it is possible to commit fraud and ...

Google previewBiochemical Pathways, An Atlas of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2016)

Biology, Biochemistry by CTI Reviews

DNA damage is an alteration in the chemical structure of DNA, such as a break in a strand of DNA, a base missing from the backbone of DNA, or a chemically changed base such as 8OHdG. Damage to DNA that occurs naturally can result ...

Google previewGI Microbiota and Regulation of the Immune System (2008)

by Gary B. Huffnagle, Mairi Noverr

Hence, damage is a function of the host response at a given time (Fig. 1) and damage is a function of time for a given host response (Figs. 3,4). According to this schema, there are 5 outcomes of microbial infection: elimination; colonization , ...


by CTI Reviews

DNA damage is an alteration in the chemical structure of DNA, such as a break in a strand of DNA, a base missing from the backbone of DNA, or a chemically changed base such as 8OHdG. Damage to DNA that occurs naturally can result ...

Google previewWind and Earthquake Resistant Buildings (2004)

Structural Analysis and Design by Bungale S. Taranath

Structural damage refers to degradation of the building's support system, such as frames and walls, whereas nonstructural damage is any damage that does not affect the integrity of the building's physical support system. Examples of ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Genetic Damage (2003)

by Nils Oeijord

Deafness hyperuricemia neurologic ataxia, genetic damage of Deafness hypogonadism syndrome, genetic damage of Deafness hypospadias metacarpal and metatarsal syndrome, genetic damage of Deafness mesenteric diverticula of small ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health and Aging (2007)

by Kyriakos S. Markides

Pain has traditionally been defined as a physiological response to disease and tissue damage, and it is often classified into different categories based on its origin: nociceptive (tissue damage or inflammation), neuropathic (nerve damage) , ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Addictive Drugs (2002)

by Richard Lawrence Miller

The substance has caused high blood pressure, perhaps as a consequence of kidney damage resulting from the substance. Users have described accelerated heartbeat. Inhalation has also brought on a cardiac emergency called ventricular ...

Google previewA Law Dictionary and Glossary (1867)

Containing Full Definitions of the Prinicipal Terms of the Common and Civil Law, Together with Translations and Explanations of the Various Technical Phrases in Different Languages, Occurring in the Ancient and Modern Reports, and Standard Treatises; Embracing, Also, All the Principal Common and Civil Law Maxims. Compiled on the Basis of Spelman's Glossary, and Adapted to the Jurisprudence of the United States; with Copious Illustrations, Critical and Historical by Alexander Mansfield Burrill

DAMAGE FEASANT (or FAISANT). L. Fr. [L. Lat. damnumfacientea] Doing damage. A term applied to a person's cattle or beasts found upon another's land, doing damage by treading down the grass, grain, &c.

Google previewDictionary of Finance and Investment Terms (2010)

It will cover damage to the home from natural causes such as fire, lightning, windstorms, hail, rain, or volcanic eruption. In addition, man-made disasters such as riots, vandalism, damage from cars or airplanes, explosions, and theft will also be ...

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Quotes about Damage

If you damage the character of another, you damage your own.
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Scrabble value of D2A1M3A1G2E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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