from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An accident, especially one involving serious injury or loss of life.
- noun One who is injured or killed in an accident.
- noun One who is injured, killed, captured, or missing in action through engagement with an enemy:
- noun One that is harmed or eliminated as a result of an action or circumstance.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun plural In the military service, the losses in a command due to any cause whatsoever, as resignation, discharge, dismissal, desertion, capture, wounds, or death.
- noun Chance, or what happens by chance; accident; contingency.
- noun An unfortunate chance or accident, especially one resulting in bodily injury or death; specifically, disability or loss of life in battle or military service from wounds, etc.: as, the casualties were very numerous.
- noun In Scots law, an emolument due from a vassal to his superior, beyond the stated yearly duties, upon certain casual events.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun That which comes without design or without being foreseen; contingency.
- noun Any injury of the body from accident; hence, death, or other misfortune, occasioned by an accident.
- noun (Mil. & Naval) Numerical loss caused by death, wounds, discharge, or desertion.
- noun A ward in a hospital devoted to the treatment of injuries received by accident.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun obsolete
- noun Something that happens by chance, especially an unfortunate event; an
accident, a disaster.
- noun A person suffering from
injuriesor who has been killeddue to an accidentor through an act of violence.
- noun UK The
accidentand emergency departmentof a hospital
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun someone injured or killed in an accident
- noun an accident that causes someone to die
- noun someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement
- noun a decrease of military personnel or equipment
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
As it takes me a week to read your average manuscript, and up to two weeks to read your average 600-page fantasy tome? and this when IÃ¢â ‚ ¬â „ ¢m not beset by administrative busywork? the casualty is my ability to read outside my own submission pil
Another casualty is the entertainment district along Jackson Street, Jensen's plan for an eight-block stretch of nightclubs, restaurants and other attractions.
With Thomas Vermaelen a long-term casualty with a mystery achilles problem, Wenger has started Djourou in all five of the club's fixtures since New Year's Day and the Swiss looked tired and below par in the fifth – the 3-0 victory at West Ham United on Saturday.
All the same here: very calm in casualty and custody prior to midnight.
When the first casualty is the truth, there can be no victor
The luckless Sandro tore a calf muscle and, according to Redknapp, will be a long-term casualty, and William Gallas damaged the same muscle and "didn't look very good".
The most immediate casualty is Jack Lew, Obama's choice for OMB director.
BAGHDAD — As Iraqi politicians wrangle through a seventh month of government-formation talks, an unexpected casualty is emerging: Iranian influence over the country's fractured Shiite groups.
To the person on the street, that casualty is going to be like the final casualty of their war.
He was driven off with his head strapped to a gurney, with the most serious casualty from a 3-hour, 35-minute contest that delayed was delayed several times by injury timeouts.