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Webster 1913 Edition


Injury

In′ju-ry

,
Noun.
;
pl.
Injuries
(#)
.
[OE.
injurie
, L.
injuria
, fr.
injurius
injurious, wrongful, unjust; pref.
in-
not +
jus
,
juris
, right, law, justice: cf. F.
injure
. See
Just
,
Adj.
]
Any damage or hurt done to a person or thing; detriment to, or violation of, the person, character, feelings, rights, property, or interests of an individual; that which injures, or occasions wrong, loss, damage, or detriment; harm; hurt; loss; mischief; wrong; evil;
as, his health was impaired by a severe
injury
; slander is an
injury
to the character.
For he that doeth
injury
shall receive that that he did evil.
Wyclif(Col. iii. 25).
Many times we do
injury
to a cause by dwelling on trifling arguments.
I. Watts.
Riot ascends above their loftiest towers,
And
injury
and outrage.
Milton.
Syn. – Harm; hurt; damage; loss; impairment; detriment; wrong; evil; injustice.

Webster 1828 Edition


Injury

IN'JURY

,
Noun.
[L. injuria; in and jus,juris, right.]
1.
In general, any wrong or damage done to a man's person, rights, reputation or goods. That which impairs the soundness of the body or health, or gives pain, is an injury. That which impairs the mental faculties, is an injury. These injuries may be received by a fall or by other violence. Trespass, fraud, and non-fulfillment of covenants and contracts are injuries to rights. Slander is an injury to reputation, and so is cowardice and vice. Whatever impairs the quality or diminishes the value of goods or property, is an injury. We may receive injury by misfortune as well as by injustice.
2. Mischief; detriment.
Many times we do injury to a cause by dwelling on trifling arguments.
3.
Any diminution of that which is good, valuable or advantageous.

Definition 2022


injury

injury

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Noun

injury (plural injuries)

  1. damage to the body of a human or animal
    The passenger sustained a severe injury in the car accident.
  2. violation of a person, their character, feelings, rights, property, or interests
    Slander is an injury to the character.
  3. (archaic) injustice

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Verb

injury (third-person singular simple present injuries, present participle injurying, simple past and past participle injuried)

  1. (obsolete) To wrong, to injure.