verb (used with object), dam·aged, dam·ag·ing.
verb (used without object), dam·aged, dam·ag·ing.
Origin of damage
Synonyms for damage
Examples from the Web for damaged
Contemporary Examples of damaged
Politico has reported that some Republican donors see Scalise as damaged goods.The Price of Steve Scalise’s Silence
January 7, 2015
That night, a crowd of 300 gathered at the scene, and violence broke out: gunshots echoed and police vehicles were damaged.The 14 Teens Killed by Cops Since Michael Brown
November 25, 2014
There was a fear growing inside of me that my imperfect bruised college experience was a reflection of my own damaged self.Freshman Year Sucks—and That’s OK
November 12, 2014
They are needed, he says, because a lot of the medical gear and medicines the U.S. dropped Sunday night was damaged.In the Battle for Kobani, ISIS Falls Back. But for How Long?
October 20, 2014
His vessel, named “Never Give Up,” was damaged during transportation.Victor Mooney’s Epic Adventure for His Dead Brother
October 19, 2014
Historical Examples of damaged
Movements that tend to put the damaged ligaments on the stretch also cause pain.
He was a mighty promising tackle last year until Desmond got damaged and we had to have a full-back in a hurry.Full-Back Foster
Ralph Henry Barbour
The mahout hurried to my rescue and then examined the damaged tail of his animal.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan
Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
"I agree with you," Whitney said; and they planned to ship the damaged machine to Hawick and to walk back across the hills.Johnstone of the Border
Amenemhat's buildings in the Fayoum may have been damaged, but they were not demolished.Ancient Egypt
Word Origin for damage
early 14c., from Old French damagier, from damage (see damage (n.)). Related: Damaged; damaging.
late 13c., from Old French damage (12c., Modern French dommage) "loss caused by injury," from dam "damage," from Latin damnum "loss, hurt, damage" (see damn).
In addition to the idioms beginning with damage
- damage control
- damaged goods
- do one wrong (damage)
- the damage