Definition of Casualty

1. Noun. Someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement.

Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Victim



2. Noun. Someone injured or killed in an accident.
Exact synonyms: Injured Party
Generic synonyms: Victim

3. Noun. An accident that causes someone to die.
Exact synonyms: Fatal Accident
Generic synonyms: Accident, Fatality, Human Death
Specialized synonyms: Collateral Damage

4. Noun. A decrease of military personnel or equipment.

Definition of Casualty

1. n. That which comes without design or without being foreseen; contingency.

Definition of Casualty

1. Noun. (obsolete) Chance nature; randomness. ¹

2. Noun. Something that happens by chance, especially an unfortunate event; an accident, a disaster. ¹

3. Noun. A person suffering from injuries or who has been killed due to an accident or through an act of violence. ¹

4. Noun. (British) The accident and emergency department of a hospital ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Casualty

1. a victim of war or disaster [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Casualty

1. An injury, or the victim of an accident. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Casualty

casualising
casualism
casualist
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casualization
casualize
casualized
casualizes
casualizing
casuall
casually
casualness
casualnesses
casuals
casualties
casualty (current term)
casualwear
casuarina
casuarinas
casuist
casuistic
casuistical
casuistically
casuistics
casuistries
casuistry
casuists
casus
casus belli
casus foederis

Literary usage of Casualty

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1. Forest Owners' Guide to the Federal Income Tax by William C. Siegel, William L. Hoover, Harry L. Haney, Jr., Karen Liu (1996)
"casualty Losses casualty losses include but are not limited to those resulting ... casualty losses also include destruction or damage from plane crashes, ..."

2. The Insurance Year Book by Spectator insurance yearbook (1916)
"1913—American Bankers casualty, Milwaukee, W is. ; merged with American Bankers ... 1913—American Surety and casualty Company, Houston, Tex.; reinsured in ..."

3. The Insurance Year Bookby Spectator insurance yearbook by Spectator insurance yearbook (1917)
"Peerless casualty of Keene, NH, reinsured New England industrial business of the ... Peninsular casualty of Jacksonville purchased Prudential Benefit ..."

4. Index of Economic Material in Documents of the States of the United States by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse (1907)
"Tabular stmt. of business transacted in Vt. by fidelity and casualty cos., ... Table of risks, premiums, and losses of fidelity and casualty insurance cos., ..."

5. Report of the Hundred and Seventeenth Round Table on Transport Economics by ECMT Staff, (Bruxelles) Economic Research Centre, Ecmt, economics Round table on transport, Economic Research Centre (2001)
"The loss of health for an average slight traffic casualty was calculated and compared to the monetary valuation of reducing the risk for a fractured wrist, ..."

6. The Final Months of the War with Japan: Signals Intelligence, U. S. Invasion by Douglas J. MacEachim (1999)
"Discussions among various planners over the next few days focused not only on what the proper casualty estimate would be, but also on whether an estimate ..."

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