casualty casualty  /ˈkæ ʒə wəl ti/

Definition(s):

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

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But they have never before staged mass-casualty bomb attacks targeting civilians in public spaces.
  2. The media were largely dependent on the Palestinians for the casualty data.
  3. Although firm casualty figures have been difficult to obtain throughout the NATO campaign against Serbia, casualty estimates have emerged.

News

  1. A.M. Best Affirms Ratings of Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company and Affiliates

    A.M. Best Co. has affirmed the financial strength rating of A++ and issuer credit rating of “aa+” of Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Insurance Company and its five property and casualty affiliates: Cypress Insurance Company , Oak River Insurance Company , Redwood Fire and Casualty Insurance Company , Brookwood Insurance Company and Continental Divide Insurance Company .
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Accenture's Property & Casualty Insurance Claims Software Receives Industry Awards For Functionality And Service

    Accenture’s property and casualty (P&C) insurance claims management software, Accenture Claim Components, received two XCelent Awards in Celent’s latest report titled “Claims Systems Vendors: North America P/C Insurance 20131”
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PropertyandCasualty.com

  3. Mass casualty response exercise held at Central HS

    Local emergency responders conducted a mass casualty response exercise at Central High School Tuesday morning.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: WKBT La Crosse

Quotes

  1. "You regret every casualty, every loss," Vice President Dick Cheney said. "The president is the one that has to make that decision to send young men and women into harm's way. It never gets any easier."
    on Mar 23, 2008 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. warned of "a backlash against some of our Muslim soldiers," adding that "it would be a shame if our diversity became a casualty as well."
    on Nov 10, 2009 By: George Casey Source: South Dakota Politics (blog)

  3. "It certainly is disturbing that US casualty figures, though they are low in general, are increasing," Jones said. "But I think the most significant concern is the growth that is affecting Afghans, the whole panoply of raids, IEDs, suicide...
    on Nov 9, 2007 By: Seth Jones Source: International Herald Tribune

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