AskDefine | Define casualty

Dictionary Definition



1 someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement
2 someone injured or killed in an accident [syn: injured party]
3 an accident that causes someone to die [syn: fatal accident]
4 a decrease of military personnel or equipment

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



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Casualty may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

accident, adventure, blow, body count, calamity, casualties, cataclysm, catastrophe, chance hit, collision, contingency, contingent, contretemps, crack-up, crash, dead, death, disaster, fatal, fatal accident, fatalities, fatality, fluke, fortuity, freak accident, grief, hap, happening, happenstance, hazard, ill hap, injured, long odds, long shot, lucky shot, misadventure, mischance, misfortune, mishap, missing, nasty blow, pileup, prey, shipwreck, shock, smash, smashup, staggering blow, statistic, tragedy, underdog, victim, violent death, wounded, wreck
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