WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
cas•u•al•ty /ˈkæʒuəlti/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -ties. 
  1. MilitaryMilitary. a member of the armed forces removed from service by death, wounds, sickness, etc.:Casualties were heavy in that last battle.
  2. one who is injured or killed in an accident.
  3. any person or thing harmed or destroyed as a result of some act or event: Their house was one of the casualties of the earthquake.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
cas•u•al•ty  (kazho̅o̅ əl tē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ties. 
  1. Military
    • a member of the armed forces lost to service through death, wounds, sickness, capture, or because his or her whereabouts or condition cannot be determined.
    • casualties, loss in numerical strength through any cause, as death, wounds, sickness, capture, or desertion.
  2. one who is injured or killed in an accident:There were no casualties in the traffic accident.
  3. any person, group, thing, etc., that is harmed or destroyed as a result of some act or event:Their house was a casualty of the fire.
  4. a serious accident, esp. one involving bodily injury or death.
  • 1375–1425; casual + -ty2; replacing late Middle English casuelte, equivalent. to casuel (see casual) + -te -ty2


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

casualty /ˈkæʒjʊəltɪ/ n ( pl -ties)
  1. a serviceman who is killed, wounded, captured, or missing as a result of enemy action
  2. a person who is injured or killed in an accident
  3. a hospital department in which victims of accidents, violence, etc, are treated
  4. anything that is lost, damaged, or destroyed as the result of an accident, etc



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