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 for Damage
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Damage \Dam"age\ (d[a^]m"[asl]j; 48), n. [OF. damage, domage, F.
     dommage, fr. assumed LL. damnaticum, from L. damnum damage.
     See Damn.]
     1. Injury or harm to person, property, or reputation; an
        inflicted loss of value; detriment; hurt; mischief.
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              He that sendeth a message by the hand of a fool
              cutteth off the feet and drinketh damage. --Prov.
                                                    xxvi. 6.
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              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.       --Bacon.
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     2. pl. (Law) The estimated reparation in money for detriment
        or injury sustained; a compensation, recompense, or
        satisfaction to one party, for a wrong or injury actually
        done to him by another.
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     Note: In common-law actions, the jury are the proper judges
           of damages.
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     Consequential damage. See under Consequential.
  
     Exemplary damages (Law), damages imposed by way of example
        to others. Similar in purpose to vindictive damages,
        below.
  
     Nominal damages (Law), those given for a violation of a
        right where no actual loss has accrued.
  
     vindictive damages or punitive damages, those given
        specially for the punishment of the wrongdoer.
  
     Syn: Mischief; injury; harm; hurt; detriment; evil; ill. See
          Mischief.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Damage \Dam"age\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Damaged
     (d[a^]m"[asl]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. Damaging
     (d[a^]m"[asl]*j[i^]ng).] [Cf. OF. damagier, domagier. See
     Damage, n.]
     To occasion damage to the soundness, goodness, or value of;
     to hurt; to injure; to impair.
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           He . . . came up to the English admiral and gave him a
           broadside, with which he killed many of his men and
           damaged the ship.                        --Clarendon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Damage \Dam"age\ (d[a^]m"[asl]j), v. i.
     To receive damage or harm; to be injured or impaired in
     soundness or value; as, some colors in cloth damage in
     sunlight.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  damage
      n 1: the occurrence of a change for the worse [syn: damage,
           harm, impairment]
      2: loss of military equipment [syn: damage, equipment
         casualty]
      3: the act of damaging something or someone [syn: damage,
         harm, hurt, scathe]
      4: the amount of money needed to purchase something; "the price
         of gasoline"; "he got his new car on excellent terms"; "how
         much is the damage?" [syn: price, terms, damage]
      5: any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal
         right [syn: wrong, legal injury, damage]
      v 1: inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She
           damaged the car when she hit the tree"
      2: suffer or be susceptible to damage; "These fine china cups
         damage easily"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  179 Moby Thesaurus words for "damage":
     abomination, abuse, afflict, aggravate, aggrieve, amount, atrocity,
     bad, bane, bankruptcy, befoul, befoulment, bereavement, bewitch,
     bill, blemish, blight, breakage, breakdown, charge, check,
     collapse, compensation, condemn, corrupt, corruption, cost,
     crack-up, crippling, crucify, crying evil, curse, damages,
     dead loss, debit, deface, defile, defilement, deleteriousness,
     demolish, denial, denudation, deprave, deprivation, despoil,
     despoilment, despoliation, destroy, destruction, deteriorate,
     deterioration, detriment, devastation, dilapidate, dilapidation,
     disablement, disadvantage, disfigure, dispossession, disrepair,
     disserve, distress, divestment, do a mischief, do evil, do ill,
     do wrong, do wrong by, doom, drawback, embitter, encroachment,
     endamage, envenom, evil, exacerbate, expenditure, expense, figure,
     forfeit, forfeiture, get into trouble, grievance, handicap, harass,
     harm, havoc, hex, hobbling, hurt, hurting, ill, ill-treat, impair,
     impairment, incapacitation, indemnity, infect, infection,
     infringement, injure, injury, inroad, invoice, irritate, jinx,
     liability, loser, losing, losing streak, loss, loss of ground,
     maiming, make worse, maltreat, mar, mayhem, menace, mischief,
     mistreat, misuse, molest, mutilate, mutilation, outrage, perdition,
     persecute, play havoc with, play hob with, poison, pollute,
     pollution, prejudice, price, price tag, privation, put back, rate,
     raze, reparation, robbery, ruin, ruination, ruining, ruinousness,
     sabotage, sacrifice, savage, scathe, score, sickening, spoil,
     spoiling, spoliation, step backward, stripping, tab, taint,
     taking away, tarnish, the worst, threaten, torment, torture,
     total loss, toxin, venom, vexation, violate, vitiate, weaken,
     weakening, woe, worsen, wound, wreak havoc on, wreck, wrecking,
     wrong
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DAMAGE, torts. The loss caused by one person to another, or to his property, 
  either with the design of injuring him, with negligence and carelessness, or 
  by inevitable accident. 
       2. He who has caused the damage is bound to repair it and, if he has 
  done it maliciously, he may be. compelled to pay beyond the actual loss. 
  When damage occurs by accident, without blame to anyone, the loss is borne 
  by the owner of the thing injured; as, if a horse run away with his rider, 
  without any fault of the latter, and injure the property of another person, 
  the injury is the loss of the owner of the thing. When the damage happens by 
  the act of God, or inevitable accident, as by tempest, earthquake or other 
  natural cause, the loss must be borne by the owner. Vide Com. Dig. h.t.; 
  Sayer on Damages. 
       3. Pothier defines damage (dommiges et interets) to be the loss which 
  some one has sustained, and the gain which he has failed of making. Obl. n. 
  159. 
  
  

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