- injury or harm that reduces value or usefulness: The storm did considerable damage to the crops.
- damages, Law. the estimated money equivalent for detriment or injury sustained.
- Often damages. Informal. cost; expense; charge: What are the damages for the lubrication job on my car?
- to cause damage to; injure or harm; reduce the value or usefulness of: He damaged the saw on a nail.
- to become damaged: Soft wood damages easily.
Origin of damage
Synonyms for damageSee more synonyms for on Thesaurus.com
Examples from the Web for undamaged
Contemporary Examples of undamaged
His vital organs appear to be undamaged, but his life is clearly in danger as more details of the attack emerge.The Man Syria’s Jihadists Want Dead
January 30, 2014
The armoured plates on the undamaged places on bombers, cut down losses by something like 30 per cent.Peter Worthington on Thinking Outside the Box
May 17, 2013
The building's exterior was undamaged and this assault was too well-aimed.Richard Spencer: What's Next in Syria
July 19, 2012
That afternoon, Liebling spotted an undamaged can of roast beef lying on the deck.The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day
Timothy M. Gay
June 6, 2012
Historical Examples of undamaged
The whole of the walled city and the trading quarter of Binondo were undamaged.The Philippine Islands
Still it is undamaged, and they call it the finest room in Europe, and perhaps it is.The Greville Memoirs
Charles C. F. Greville
This time the hammer had fallen upon an undamaged cartridge.In the grip of the Mullah
F. S. Brereton
With his undamaged hand he felt the bandages that were about his head.The Secret of the Silver Car
The prayer of the inscription is, "May this book be undamaged for ever."George Cruikshank's Omnibus
- not damagedthe crops are undamaged
- injury or harm impairing the function or condition of a person or thing
- loss of something desirable
- informal cost; expense (esp in the phrase what's the damage?)
- (tr) to cause damage to
- (intr) to suffer damage
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