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casualty (captured, missing, military)

Definition:

someone injured, killed, captured, or missing in a military engagement

Class:

person noun (people)

Plural:

casualties

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"chance, accident; incidental charge", from Latin casualis on model of royalty,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of casualty...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

casualty | casualties [plural] | casualty department [British]

a serviceman who is killed, wounded, captured, or missing as a result of enemy action | a person who is injured or killed in an accident | a hospital ... (27 of 503 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/casualty

Wikipedia:

Casualty [disambiguation]

may refer to: Casualty (person), a person who is killed or rendered unfit for service in a war | Disaster, an event resulting in death or destruction i.e. Loss | The emergency department of a hospital, also known as a Casualty Department or Casualty... (42 of 161 words, 9 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Casualty

Merriam-Webster:

casualty | casualties [plural] | disaster [synonym, sense-specific] | victim [synonym, sense-specific] | chance [synonym, sense-specific] | fortune [synonym, sense-specific] | fatality [synonym, sense-specific] | loss [synonym, sense-specific] | prey [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

[archaic] "chance", "fortune" | serious or fatal accident; "disaster" | a military person lost through death, wounds, injury, sickness, internment, or ... (19 of 138 words, 3 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/casualty

Oxford Dictionary:

casualty | casualties [plural]

a person killed or injured in a war or accident | a person or thing badly affected by an event or situation | [British] : the casualty department of a ... (28 of 132 words, 4 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/casualty

Macmillan British Dictionary:

casualty | casualties [plural] | emergency room [United States, sense-specific]

[countable, plural] someone who is injured or killed in an accident or military action | [countable] someone or something that is damaged or suffers ... (23 of 129 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/casualty

Random House Dictionary:

casualty | casualties [plural]

[military] ; a member of the armed forces lost to service through death, ... | one who is injured or killed in an accident. | any person, group, ... (26 of 106 words, 4 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/casualty

American Heritage Dictionary:

casualty | casualties [plural]

An accident, especially one involving serious injury or loss of life. | One injured or killed in an accident | One injured, killed, captured, or ... (23 of 96 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/casualty

New World Dictionary:

casualty | casualties [plural]

an accident, especially a fatal one | [military] ; a member of the armed forces who is lost to active service through being killed, wounded, captured, ... (25 of 70 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/casualty

Wiktionary:

casualty | casualties [plural] | randomness [synonym, sense-specific]

[obsolete] Chance nature; randomness. | Something that happens by chance, especially an unfortunate event; an accident, a disaster. | A person suffering from injuries or who has been killed due to an accident or through an act of violence. | [British]... (38 of 64 words, 4 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/casualty

Cambridge Dictionary:

casualty [entry 1]

a person injured or killed in a serious accident or war (11 of 33 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/casualty 1

casualty [entry 2]

a person or thing that suffers as a result of something else happening (13 of 47 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/casualty 2

casualty [entry 3, British] | emergency room | ER [United States, abbreviation]

([United States] "emergency room") the part of a hospital where people who are hurt in accidents or suddenly become ill are taken for urgent treatment (25 of 39 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/casualty 3

Encarta Dictionary:

casualty | casualties [plural]

somebody who has a fatal accident or receives a serious injury | a member of the armed forces who is killed or injured during combat | somebody or ... (26 of 73 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861670214​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

casualty

First use: early 15th century

Origin: "chance, accident; incidental charge", from Latin casualis on model of royalty, penalty, and so on... Casuality had some ... (21 of 52 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=casualty

Oxford Dictionary:

casualty | casualties [plural]

Origin: late Middle English (in the sense "chance, a chance occurrence"): from medieval Latin casualitas, from casualis (see "casual"), on the ... (20 of 26 etymology words)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/casualty

American Heritage Dictionary:

casualty | casualties [plural]

Origin: Middle English casuelte, from Old French, from Medieval Latin cāsuālitās, chance, accident, from Latin cāsuālis, fortuitous; see "casual".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/casualty

New World Dictionary:

casualty | casualties [plural]

Origin: Middle English and Old French casuelte from Medieval Latin casualitas: see "casual"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/casualty

Wiktionary:

casualty | casualties [plural]

Origin: Latin casuālitas (compare casuality).

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/casualty

Encarta Dictionary:

casualty | casualties [plural]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Alteration of medieval Latin casualitas "chance" from casualis

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861670214​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

casualty | casualties [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "casualty"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/casualty

Collins Dictionary:

casualty | casualties [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "casualty"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/casualty

Macmillan British Dictionary:

casualty | casualties [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "casualty"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/casualty

Macmillan American Dictionary:

casualty | casualties [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "casualty"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/casualty

Cambridge Dictionary:

casualty [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "casualty"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "casualty"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/casualty 2

the Free Dictionary:

casualty

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "casualty"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "casualty"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "casualty" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/casualty

Google Dictionary:

casualty | casualties [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "casualty"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

casualty

Audio: North American pronunciation of "casualty"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=casual​02 word=casualty

YourDictionary Audio:

casualty

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "casualty" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/casualty

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