(redirected from Obvious Damage)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.


1. Destruction or a loss in value, usefulness, or ability resulting from an action or event.
2. damages Law Money required to be paid as compensation for an injury or wrong.
3. Informal Cost; price: What's the damage for the tickets to the show?
v. dam·aged, dam·ag·ing, dam·ag·es
To cause damage to.
To suffer or be susceptible to damage.

[Middle English, from Old French : dam, loss (from Latin damnum) + -age, -age.]

dam′age·a·bil′i·ty n.
dam′age·a·ble adj.
dam′ag·ing·ly adv.


pl n
(Law) law money to be paid as compensation to a person for injury, loss, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.damages - a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injurydamages - a sum of money paid in compensation for loss or injury
compensation - something (such as money) given or received as payment or reparation (as for a service or loss or injury)
relief - (law) redress awarded by a court; "was the relief supposed to be protection from future harm or compensation for past injury?"
actual damages, compensatory damages, general damages - (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated
nominal damages - (law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract)
exemplary damages, punitive damages, smart money - (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct)
atonement, expiation, satisfaction - compensation for a wrong; "we were unable to get satisfaction from the local store"


n., pl. daños y perjuicios.
References in periodicals archive ?
Make it sparkle, not spark -- Before you plug them in, carefully inspect old lights to make sure there are no cracks or frayed cords and discard any with obvious damage.
Collins, a member of the church's facilities team, said he did a quick inspection and found no obvious damage.
That notice will show up on an enhanced criminal record check, which could do obvious damage to his career.
Some incidents caused a lot of obvious damage to aircraft including one instance at Newcastle Airport where a passenger reported seeing smoke and a possible fire from the left hand engine of the plane.
The obvious damage to these turtles is a major impact by either a boat or jet ski that has driven over this turtle while it was at the surface.
Wright's scan has come back showing no obvious damage so it's a question of how we treat it and he will be speaking to the (club) doctor to discuss the options which could mean another injection or some other treatment.
If a fish does manage to jump out of a tank, quickly but gently replace it with clean damp hands or a smooth net and observe it carefully for any obvious damage or changes in normal behaviour.
Long-term effects of continued alcohol misuse can include physical or psychological dependence, as well as the obvious damage to internal organs and brain function.
She had a passenger, but neither were treated for injuries and there was no obvious damage to the car.
No obvious damage, lawn stakes were a couple of older wooden models.
He's a resilient fellow, and he bounces back quickly, with little obvious damage.
The cover includes a complimentary appraisal of the vessel by an expert surveyor, a no claims discount and a free inspection following grounding, even if there is no obvious damage.