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Relativism should be confronted where it damages fundamental human rights, because we're not relativists if we believe that the human being should be at the centre of society and the rights of every human being should be respected.
Rocco Buttiglione

Meaning of "damages" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DAMAGES

damages  [ˈdæmɪdʒɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DAMAGES

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Damages is 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.

WHAT DOES DAMAGES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

damages

Damages

In law, damages are an award, typically of money, to be paid to a person as compensation for loss or injury. The rules for damages can and frequently do vary based on the type of claim which is presented and the jurisdiction. At common law, damages are categorized into compensatory damages, and punitive damages. Compensatory damages are further categorized into special damages, which are economic losses such as loss of earnings, property damage and medical expenses, and general damages, which are noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering and emotional distress.

Definition of damages in the English dictionary

The definition of damages in the dictionary is money to be paid as compensation to a person for injury, loss, etc.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DAMAGES


Bridges
ˈbrɪdʒɪz
energies
ˈɛnədʒɪz
etymologies
ˌetɪˈmɒlədʒɪz
eulogies
ˈjuːlədʒɪz
gizz
dʒɪz
ideologies
ˌaɪdɪˈɒlədʒɪz
jiz
dʒɪz
jizz
dʒɪz
Judges
ˈdʒʌdʒɪz
mythologies
mɪˈθɒlədʒɪz
ologies
ˈɒlədʒɪz
pathologies
pəˈθɒlədʒɪz
psychologies
saɪˈkɒlədʒɪz
ravages
ˈrævɪdʒɪz
theologies
θɪˈɒlədʒɪz
veggies
ˈvɛdʒɪz
wages
ˈweɪdʒɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DAMAGES

damage
damage control
damage limitation
damage limitation exercise
damage survey
damageability
damageable
damaged goods
damager
damaging
damagingly
daman
Daman and Diu
damar
Damara
Damaraland
damascene
Damascus
Damascus steel
damask

WORDS THAT END LIKE DAMAGES

breakages
by easy stages
circumambages
Commissioner of Official Languages
compages
enfants sauvages
exemplary damages
hedonic damages
incidental damages
law of averages
modern languages
money wages
nominal wages
nonmonetary advantages
punitive damages
real wages
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Synonyms and antonyms of damages in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DAMAGES»

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

Translation of «damages» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DAMAGES

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

Translator English - Chinese

赔偿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

daños
570 millions of speakers

English

damages
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हर्जाना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الأضرار
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

убытки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

danos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ক্ষতিটি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dégâts
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ganti rugi
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Schadensersatz
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

損害賠償
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

손해
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kerusakan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bồi thường 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

tazminat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

indennizzo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

odszkodowanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

збитки
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

daune
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αποζημίωση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

skadevergoeding
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skador
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skader
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of damages

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DAMAGES»

The term «damages» is very widely used and occupies the 10.060 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DAMAGES» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «damages» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «damages» 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 damages

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10 QUOTES WITH «DAMAGES»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word damages.
1
Tim Berners-Lee
Celebrity damages private life.
2
Rocco Buttiglione
Relativism should be confronted where it damages fundamental human rights, because we're not relativists if we believe that the human being should be at the centre of society and the rights of every human being should be respected.
3
John Byng
I do not send their Lordships the particulars of our losses and damages by this, as it would take me much time; and I am willing none should be lost in letting them know an event of such consequence.
4
Nicolas Chamfort
There are two things that one must get used to or one will find life unendurable: the damages of time and injustices of men.
5
Mark Foley
A Congressional Budget Office study estimated that gulf energy infrastructure repair costs will be between $18 billion and $31 billion, just from the damages the hurricane created.
6
Dennis Gabor
The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday.
7
Mary Landrieu
The high price of health care in this country is a serious issue that demands serious attention. Putting limits on damages have little or no effect on skyrocketing malpractice insurance rates.
8
Bob Ney
In recent years personal injury attorneys and trial lawyers have attacked the food industry with numerous lawsuits alleging that these businesses should pay monetary damages to those who, of their own accord, consume too much of a legal, safe product.
9
Barbara Ann Radnofsky
A State can sue for negligence as well as fraud damages.
10
Veronica Roth
I think everyone's a little afraid of being part of a trend, because you get compared to each other. Writers tend to have a lot of camaraderie, and when you're constantly compared to someone else, it kind of damages that camaraderie, but I think this is a great trend. I'm honored to be a part of it in many ways.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DAMAGES»

Discover the use of damages in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to damages and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Damages
A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
Barry Werth, 2013
2
Damages
The story begins with the death of his abusive father, a Communist official.
B. K. Bazhe, 2012
3
Calculating Construction Damages
Calculating construction damages can be complex and confusing.
William Schwartzkopf, John J. McNamara, 2001
4
Liquidated Damages and Extensions of Time: In Construction ...
The third edition takes account of a large volume of new case law since the previous edition was published over ten years ago, includes a new chapter on delay analysis and features significantly expanded chapters on penalty clauses, the ...
Brian Eggleston, 2009
5
Damages:
The result is this important series of books, which searches for a common law of Europe without the necessity yet to lay these principles down in formal legal texts, such as a European civil code.
Ulrich, Magnus, Francesco Donato Busnelli, 2001
6
Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal ...
This is the standard reference work for general damages in personal injury claims, and essential reading for all those involved in the area of personal injury.
Judicial College, 2012
7
The Consequential Damages of Nuclear War: THE RONGELAP REPORT
Johnston and Barker reveal the horrific history of human rights violations endured by the Marshallese, as well as their long struggle for reparations.
Barbara Rose Johnston, Holly M Barker, 2008
8
Damages in International Investment Law
This book addresses one of the least understood and most unpredictable areas in that field â?? the assessment of damages.
Sergey Ripinsky, 2008
9
Economic Damages in Intellectual Property: A Hands-On Guide ...
This important book provides IP professionals and lawyers with comprehensive coverage of: Patent, copyright, and trademark cases and economic damages Economic principles applied to IP litigation Lost profit analysis Reasonable royalty ...
Daniel Slottje, 2006
10
Supplemental Damages in Private International Law: The ...
This is the first contemporary book to examine exclusively and comprehensively issues and problems presented in determining compensatory interest, moratory interest, damages in foreign currency, attorneys' fees and costs, and punitive ...
John Yukio Gotanda, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DAMAGES»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term damages is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Judge nixes $533 million iTunes damages, orders new trial
A US District Court judge says his instructions to a jury may have "skewed" how damages should have been assessed on Apple's iTunes. «CNET, Jul 15»
2
Phone hacking: Three accept Mirror Group damages
Actress Emma Noble, Jude Law's personal assistant and a Hollywood stuntman have accepted damages in a settlement of phone-hacking ... «BBC News, Jul 15»
3
Vehicle destroyed after early morning fire causes thousands in …
Share Adjust Comment Print. An early morning fire on Merivale Road left a car destroyed and caused thousands in damages, Ottawa fire says. «Ottawa Citizen, Jul 15»
4
Crooks cause $25K in damages at Habitat for Humanity
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Habitat for Humanity is getting tired of vandalism. Their retail outlet, ReStore, on Menaul near San Mateo NE, has ... «KRQE News 13, Jul 15»
5
Pirate Bay Damages Debt Doubles, No One Pays a Penny
Very soon the amount will be double the original damages award. While all have now completed their custodial sentences (Svartholm ... «TorrentFreak, Jul 15»
6
Fire Damages Downtown Tulsa Pizza Restaurant
Firefighters got an alarm at Joe Momma's Pizza at 1st and Elgin at about 6:45 a.m. When they arrived they saw smoke and flames coming from ... «News On 6, Jul 15»
7
Seventh Circuit Takes on Dairy Parlors, Damages, and Dealerships
Tilstra's good-faith claim was the only one to survive a motion to dismiss, but a jury found for Tilstra and awarded him $471,124 in damages. «The National Law Review, Jul 15»
8
Hollywood and Microsoft win $17.2m in damages from French …
A 26-year-old man who owns an online forum website where pirated content links are shared has been ordered to pay damages totalling ... «International Business Times UK, Jul 15»
9
Fire damages Overland Park computer business
Firefighters were called to Global Trend Technology in the 5700 block of Kessler Lane just before 9 a.m. by an employee who noticed smoke in ... «KMBC Kansas City, Jul 15»
10
Quaalude admission further damages Cosby's image
NEW YORK—For decades, Bill Cosby cast himself as America's dad and then as America's granddad, a moralist with tough talk for young ... «Toronto Star, Jul 15»

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