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I was a TV producer at a noncommercial station, and we were producing some good documentaries - on Head Start, on poverty. But I was struck by the children, and the damage that poverty was doing to them. I didn't think filming them was helping much, so I wondered how we could use TV for them, to teach them.
Joan Ganz Cooney

Meaning of "damage" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DAMAGE

From Old French, from Latin damnum injury, loss, fine.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DAMAGE

damage  [ˈdæmɪdʒ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DAMAGE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Damage is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb damage in English.

WHAT DOES DAMAGE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Damage

Damage means a change in an organism, structure or an other form that occurs by an outside orchestrated or accidental and random trauma and may refer to...

Definition of damage in the English dictionary

The first definition of damage in the dictionary is injury or harm impairing the function or condition of a person or thing. Other definition of damage is loss of something desirable. Damage is also cost; expense.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DAMAGE

PRESENT

Present
I damage
you damage
he/she/it damages
we damage
you damage
they damage
Present continuous
I am damaging
you are damaging
he/she/it is damaging
we are damaging
you are damaging
they are damaging
Present perfect
I have damaged
you have damaged
he/she/it has damaged
we have damaged
you have damaged
they have damaged
Present perfect continuous
I have been damaging
you have been damaging
he/she/it has been damaging
we have been damaging
you have been damaging
they have been damaging
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I damaged
you damaged
he/she/it damaged
we damaged
you damaged
they damaged
Past continuous
I was damaging
you were damaging
he/she/it was damaging
we were damaging
you were damaging
they were damaging
Past perfect
I had damaged
you had damaged
he/she/it had damaged
we had damaged
you had damaged
they had damaged
Past perfect continuous
I had been damaging
you had been damaging
he/she/it had been damaging
we had been damaging
you had been damaging
they had been damaging
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will damage
you will damage
he/she/it will damage
we will damage
you will damage
they will damage
Future continuous
I will be damaging
you will be damaging
he/she/it will be damaging
we will be damaging
you will be damaging
they will be damaging
Future perfect
I will have damaged
you will have damaged
he/she/it will have damaged
we will have damaged
you will have damaged
they will have damaged
Future perfect continuous
I will have been damaging
you will have been damaging
he/she/it will have been damaging
we will have been damaging
you will have been damaging
they will have been damaging
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would damage
you would damage
he/she/it would damage
we would damage
you would damage
they would damage
Conditional continuous
I would be damaging
you would be damaging
he/she/it would be damaging
we would be damaging
you would be damaging
they would be damaging
Conditional perfect
I would have damage
you would have damage
he/she/it would have damage
we would have damage
you would have damage
they would have damage
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been damaging
you would have been damaging
he/she/it would have been damaging
we would have been damaging
you would have been damaging
they would have been damaging
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you damage
we let´s damage
you damage
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to damage
Past participle
damaged
Present Participle
damaging
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DAMAGE


afterimage
ˈɑːftərˌɪmɪdʒ
chummage
ˈtʃʌmɪdʒ
endamage
ɛnˈdæmɪdʒ
fumage
ˈfjuːmɪdʒ
grammage
ˈɡræmɪdʒ
homage
ˈhɒmɪdʒ
image
ˈɪmɪdʒ
microimage
ˈmaɪkrəʊˌɪmɪdʒ
midge
mɪdʒ
nonimage
ˌnɒnˈɪmɪdʒ
pilgrimage
ˈpɪlɡrɪmɪdʒ
plumage
ˈpluːmɪdʒ
primage
ˈpraɪmɪdʒ
redamage
riːˈdæmɪdʒ
reimage
riːˈɪmɪdʒ
rummage
ˈrʌmɪdʒ
scrimmage
ˈskrɪmɪdʒ
scrummage
ˈskrʌmɪdʒ
smidge
smɪdʒ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DAMAGE

daltonic
daltonism
dam
damage control
damage limitation
damage limitation exercise
damage survey
damageability
damageable
damaged goods
damager
damages
damaging
damagingly
daman
Daman and Diu
damar
Damara
Damaraland
damascene

WORDS THAT END LIKE DAMAGE

accidental damage
archimage
body image
bomb damage
brain damage
brand image
collateral damage
corporate image
criminal damage
fire damage
flood damage
ghost image
graven image
latent image
line of scrimmage
mage
mirror image
self-image
spitting image
virtual image

Synonyms and antonyms of damage in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DAMAGE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «damage» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of damage

Translation of «damage» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DAMAGE

Find out the translation of damage to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of damage from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «damage» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

损害
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

daño
570 millions of speakers

English

damage
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

क्षति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ضَرَر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ущерб
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dano
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্ষতি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dommage
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kerosakan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schaden
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

損傷
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

손상
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Karusakan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thiệt hại
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சேதம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नुकसान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hasar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

danno
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szkoda
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пошкодження
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

daună
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βλάβη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skade
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skada
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skade
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of damage

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DAMAGE»

The term «damage» is very widely used and occupies the 3.839 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DAMAGE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «damage» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «damage» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about damage

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10 QUOTES WITH «DAMAGE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word damage.
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Yann Arthus-Bertrand
The fact is that seven per cent of the global population emits 50 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, and the proportions are the same for the use of energy and raw materials, meat, wood, etc. Simply put, an infinitesimal minority consumes the most and imposes damage on the overwhelming majority, while asking it to change.
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Stephen Bennett
They probably realized our interview would do more damage to their pro-'gay' piece - rather than help it.
3
Yohan Blake
When my coach gives me a program, I damage it.
4
Bradley A. Blakeman
We are at war with enemies that still have the intent to do further damage to Americans at home and abroad.
5
Danny Bonaduce
Now it seems like people want to do damage to young celebrities. They want to find them doing bad things. They encourage them.
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Giordano Bruno
Do you not see what damage has been done to science through this: i.e. pedants wishing to be philosophers; to treat of natural things, and mix themselves with and decide about things Divine?
7
Joan Ganz Cooney
I was a TV producer at a noncommercial station, and we were producing some good documentaries - on Head Start, on poverty. But I was struck by the children, and the damage that poverty was doing to them. I didn't think filming them was helping much, so I wondered how we could use TV for them, to teach them.
8
Peter Coyote
Where I didn't have the maturity and the compassion to consider other people's needs, I did a lot of damage.
9
Genelia D'Souza
What a lot of people don't realise is that damage to hair starts from washing your hair in a rush and not taking all the product out such as leave-in conditioners. So I always make sure that I cleanse my hair properly and get the shampoo and conditioner completely out.
10
Bill Dedman
Nuclear power plants built in the areas usually thought of as earthquake zones, such as the California coastline, have a surprisingly low risk of damage from those earthquakes. Why? They built anticipating a major quake.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DAMAGE»

Discover the use of damage in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to damage and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Damage
Here is one of the most chilling explorations of physical passion and dark, obsessive love ever written. 'A remarkable first novel of awesome accomplishment and quite startling psychological insight' Ruth Rendell
Josephine Hart, 2011
2
Damage
After their bus crashes while on a school field trip, fifteen-year-old Dani and seventeen-year-old Jesse discover that for years they have both been stalked by unexplainable and evil beings trying to harm them, and their further ...
Anya Parrish, 2011
3
Damage
As the Pride of the Panthers, football star Austin Reid is a likable guy, good with the ladies. Lately though, he doesn't like his life -- or anything else -- so much. And the worst part is that he can't seem to figure out why.
A. M. Jenkins, 2009
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Continuum Damage Mechanics and Numerical Applications
"Continuum Damage Mechanics and Numerical Applications" presents a systematic development of the theory of Continuum Damage Mechanics and its numerical engineering applications using a unified form of the mathematical formulations in ...
Wohua Zhang, Yuanqiang Cai, 2010
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Climate Change Damage And International Law: Prevention ...
This book is the first comprehensive assessment of the legal duties of states with regard to human induced climate change damage.
Roda Verheyen, 2005
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Damage: (Standalone)
The Curtlees are the most powerful family in San Francisco, unscrupulous billionaires who've lined every important pocket in the Bay Area.
John Lescroart, 2012
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Damage Mechanics
This book provides the first truly comprehensive study of damage mechanics.
D. Krajcinovic, 1996
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Introduction to continuum damage mechanics
This book is probably the first one on the subject; it contains a sys tematic description of the basic aspects of damage mechanics and some of its applications. In general, a theoretical description of damage can be rather compli cated.
L. Kachanov, 1986
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Damage Tolerance in Advanced Composites
This recent book provides a detailed presentation of damage tolerance assessment and characterization methods for advanced composites, as well as an examination of the role of damage tolerance in the design of composites.
Golam Newaz, Robert L. Sierakowski, 1995
10
Collateral Damage: Social Inequalities in a Global Age
Zygmunt Bauman is one of the most original and influential social thinkers of our time. This new book focuses on social inequality.
Zygmunt Bauman, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DAMAGE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term damage is used in the context of the following news items.
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Severe weather causes damage, flooding Tuesday night and …
Heavy rain and gusty winds that prompted several severe thunderstorm warnings caused damage across western Pennsylvania Tuesday ... «WPXI Pittsburgh, Jul 15»
2
Public Damage From June 22 Storm In Pierre Estimated At $1M
The public damage estimate has been sent to state emergency management officials. It could help pave the way for federal aid to help recover ... «KDLT News, Jul 15»
3
Paintballs damage gravestones in Cleveland cemetery
Cleveland police are asking for help finding the people responsible for firing paintball guns at dozens of gravestones. It happened at the ... «WKYC-TV, Jul 15»
4
Amy Winehouse film director claims the late singer suffered brain …
The director of the new Amy Winehouse documentary has claimed the late singer may have suffered brain damage from years of drug abuse. «The Independent, Jul 15»
5
Bill O'Reilly: American lives are the “collateral damage” of political …
“The cold truth is,” O'Reilly said, “Kate Steinle is collateral damage to the insane far-left politics that have long corrupted San Francisco. «Salon, Jul 15»
6
Stop water damage caused by rain, Ian Adams book talk and Stan …
During rainstorms, water often backs up on sidewalks, driveways and yards, and leaks into homes, causing damage. Julie E. Washington, The ... «cleveland.com, Jul 15»
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Eudora residents breathe sigh of relief after tornado does only …
EUDORA, Kan. — Douglas County's emergency managers say Monday night's tornado did a minimal amount of damage, despite showing ... «fox4kc.com, Jul 15»
8
'Egay' leaves with 6 hurt, P165M in damage
Of this amount, damage to roads and bridges accounted for P32.64 million while the amount of damaged building reached P3.73 million. «Philippine Star, Jul 15»
9
Collateral damage in Illinois' political war
Collateral damage. That would be the appropriate term for people in Illinois suffering from mental illness, the developmentally disabled, the ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
10
Vandals may have caused millions in damage at engineering lab
GOLDEN, Colo. - Two vandals may have caused "millions of dollars" in damage when they allegedly broke into a lab at a Colorado university ... «CBS News, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Damage [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/damage>. Apr 2020 ».
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