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.
Origin of casualty
Can be confusedcasualty causality
Examples from the Web for casualty
Aside from casualty figures, the books told me very little about what happened to the people.Truman’s Grandson & Japan’s A-Bomb Survivors: A Story of Reconciliation|Clifton Truman Daniel|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But that era is ending, a casualty of newspaper economics and a changing society.
The second casualty of the indictment and trial of Olmert is the Kadima party.Ehud Olmert’s Sentencing Won’t Be a Day of Reckoning for Israel’s Leaders|Alon Ben-Meir|May 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I wondered what the casualty officers would say to loved ones if they asked to see the ceremony.
The re-positioning on issues that Priebus favored has fallen by the wayside, a casualty of the internal wars within the party.RNC Chair Reince Priebus Proclaims A Republican Tsunami Will Sweep Washington In 2014|Eleanor Clift|March 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The sisters at the Casualty Clearing Station—they understood.The Glory of the Trenches|Coningsby Dawson
We made our voyage without any casualty, landed our convicts in Hobart Town, and then set forth on our return home.A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder|James De Mille
Otherwise, this simple winter casualty may be as serious and painful as a bad burn.If You're Going to Live in the Country|Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
Several of us were just going out to the traps one afternoon when the casualty occurred.The Home of the Blizzard|Douglas Mawson
Out of this train fire was opened on those who had already crossed, but no casualty occurred.Through Shot and Flame|J. D. Kestell.