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Meaning of CASUALTY

Pronunciation:  'kazhooultee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a decrease of military personnel or equipment
  2. [n]  an accident that causes someone to die
  3. [n]  someone injured or killed in an accident
  4. [n]  someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement

CASUALTY is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: fatal accident, injured party
 See Also: accident, damage, decrease, drop-off, equipment casualty, fatality, human death, lessening, loss, personnel casualty, victim



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cas"u*al*ty\, n.; pl. {Casualties}. [F. casualit['e],
LL. casualitas.]
1. That which comes without design or without being foreseen;

         Losses that befall them by mere casualty. --Sir W.

2. Any injury of the body from accident; hence, death, or
   other misfortune, occasioned by an accident; as, an
   unhappy casualty.

3. pl. (Mil. & Naval) Numerical loss caused by death, wounds,
   discharge, or desertion.

{Casualty ward}, A ward in a hospital devoted to the
   treatment of injuries received by accident.

Syn: Accident; contingency; fortuity; misfortune.

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