—n. 1. injury or harm that reduces value or usefulness: The storm did considerable damage to the crops. 2. damages,Law.the estimated money equivalent for detriment or injury sustained.
3. Often, damages.Informal.cost; expense; charge: What are the damages for the lubrication job on my car?
—v.t. to cause damage to; injure or harm; reduce the value or usefulness of: He damaged the saw on a nail.
—v.i. to become damaged: Soft wood damages easily.