noun, plural cas·u·al·ties.
- a member of the armed forces lost to service through death, wounds, sickness, capture, or because his or her whereabouts or condition cannot be determined.
- casualties, loss in numerical strength through any cause, as death, wounds, sickness, capture, or desertion.
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Origin of casualty
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH casualtycasualty , causality
Example sentences from the Web for casualty
Crashes resulting in mass casualties like this one follow a different trajectory, but the end result is the same.How We Keep Riding After the Nevada Cycling Deaths|Eben Weiss|December 22, 2020|Outside Online
Still, he acknowledges that the quinoa boom had its casualties.
Quibi got taken outThis year marked the first casualty of the streaming wars, though Quibi was really the casualty of the company’s own making.
The American Alpine Club publishes a book listing and evaluating each year’s climbing casualties.
In a multiethnic, multicultural and increasingly crowded democracy, respecting commonality while acknowledging differences has been the surest way of moving forward — but it has become a casualty of rising American anger.
Thankfully there were no casualties—the driver managed to stop the train immediately.
Among the casualties with the most dangerous implications for their future is education.
Add the fighting before that, and the American casualties came to over 62,000.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
PKK sources say they suffered no casualties—they insist there was also an artillery bombardment on their bases.
Iranian news outlets claimed that the attack was carried by ISIS, but no casualties were reported.
While trainmen represent but 20 per cent, of the total number of employes, the casualties among them represent 58 per cent.The Railroad Question|William Larrabee
The character of the casualties sufficiently indicates the comparative feebleness of the fighting.Story of the War in South Africa|Captain A. T. Mahan, U.S.N.
The struggle at both points was a fierce one and the casualties were heavy on either side.The History of the Confederate War, Its Causes and Its Conduct, Volume I (of 2)|George Cary Eggleston
Casualties were not exceptionally heavy, but the strenuous work and perpetual stress of the nerves told on them.Norman Ten Hundred|A. Stanley Blicq
This affair all but doubled the day's casualties, which now numbered 500.History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)|Sir Frederick Maurice.