Casualty

  • 1 casualty — ca·su·al·ty / ka zhəl tē, ka zhə wəl / n pl ties 1: an unfortunate occurrence; esp: a serious and often disastrous accident conversion of property...arising from fire, storm, shipwreck, or other casualty Internal Revenue Code 2: something lost,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 casualty — cas‧u‧al‧ty [ˈkæʒuəlti] noun casualties PLURALFORM [countable] 1. a person, project, or company that suffers very badly or goes out of business as a result of something: • The airline is the latest casualty of the recession. • The marketing… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 Casualty — may refer to:*Casualty (person), a person who is killed or injured in a war or disaster * The emergency department of a hospital, also known as a casualty department (chiefly British) *Casualty (TV series), the world s longest running emergency… …

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  • 4 Casualty — Cas u*al*ty, n.; pl. {Casualties}. [F. casualit[ e], LL. casualitas.] 1. That which comes without design or without being foreseen; contingency. [1913 Webster] Losses that befall them by mere casualty. Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 2. Any injury …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 casualty — [n1] accident blow, calamity, catastrophe, chance, contingency, debacle, disaster, misadventure, misfortune, mishap; concept 674 casualty [n2] victim dead, death toll, fatality, injured, killed, loss, missing, prey, sufferer, wounded; concepts… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 casualty — (n.) early 15c., chance, accident; incidental charge, from L. casualis (see CASUAL (Cf. casual)) on model of royalty, penalty, etc. Casuality had some currency 16c. 17c. but is now obsolete. Meaning losses in numbers from a military or other… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 casualty — *accident, mishap Analogous words: *disaster, calamity, catastrophe, cataclysm: *misfortune, mischance, mishap …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 casualty — The main current meaning is now ‘a person killed or injured in a war or accident’. The historically earlier meaning of the mishap itself is less common, although the two are sometimes interwoven, e.g. All wars have caused casualties among… …

    Modern English usage

  • 9 casualty — ► NOUN (pl. casualties) 1) a person killed or injured in a war or accident. 2) a person or thing badly affected by an event or situation: the firm was one of the casualties of the recession. ORIGIN originally in the sense «a chance occurrence»:… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 casualty — [kazh′o͞o əl tē] n. pl. casualties [ME & OFr casuelte < ML casualitas: see CASUAL] 1. an accident, esp. a fatal one 2. Mil. a) a member of the armed forces who is lost to active service through being killed, wounded, captured, interned, sick,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 11 casualty — noun 1 person killed/injured in a war/an accident ADJECTIVE ▪ heavy, high, serious ▪ light, low ▪ pedestrian, road (both BrE) …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 casualty — cas|u|al|ty [ˈkæʒuəlti] n plural casualties [Date: 1400 1500; : Medieval Latin; Origin: casualitas chance, bad luck, loss , from Late Latin casualis; CASUAL] 1.) someone who is hurt or killed in an accident or war ▪ Our aim is to reduce road… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 casualty — UK [ˈkæʒuəltɪ] / US noun Word forms casualty : singular casualty plural casualties 1) [countable, usually plural] someone who is injured or killed in an accident or military action There were no reports of casualties from the attack. heavy… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 Casualty — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Casualty (homonymie). Casualty est un groupe de musique électronique (dub / drum and bass) formé au Mans en 2004. Sommaire 1 Description 2 Membres …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 15 casualty — [[t]kæ̱ʒuəlti[/t]] ♦♦♦ casualties 1) N COUNT A casualty is a person who is injured or killed in a war or in an accident. Troops fired on demonstrators near the Royal Palace causing many casualties. 2) N COUNT: usu N of n A casualty of a… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 casualty — noun 1 (C) someone who is hurt or killed in an accident or battle: First reports of the air crash tell of more than 50 casualties. | heavy casualties (=a lot of people hurt or killed) 2 be a casualty of someone or something that suffers as a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 casualty — noun (plural ties) Date: 15th century 1. archaic chance, fortune < losses that befall them by mere casualty Sir Walter Raleigh > 2. serious or fatal accident ; disaster 3 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 18 casualty — ca|su|al|ty [ kæʒuəlti ] noun 1. ) count usually plural someone who is injured or killed in an accident or military action: There were no reports of casualties from the attack. heavy casualties: A small group of rebels inflicted heavy casualties… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 casualty — A disastrous occurrence by chance or accident; a serious mishap or misfortune; an accidental death or disablement. Morris & Co. v IndUstrial Board of Illinois, 284 Ill 67, 119 NE 944. For the purpose of the Federal Hours of Service Act, an… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 20 casualty — n. (pl. ies) 1 a person killed or injured in a war or accident. 2 a thing lost or destroyed. 3 = casualty department. 4 an accident, mishap, or disaster. Phrases and idioms: casualty department (or ward) the part of a hospital where casualties… …

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