injury

noun
in·​ju·​ry | \ ˈinj-rē How to pronounce injury (audio) , ˈin-jə- \
plural injuries

Definition of injury

1 : hurt, damage, or loss sustained
2a : an act that damages or hurts : wrong
b : violation of another's rights for which the law allows an action to recover damages

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Choose the Right Synonym for injury

injustice, injury, wrong, grievance mean an act that inflicts undeserved hurt. injustice applies to any act that involves unfairness to another or violation of one's rights. the injustices suffered by the lower classes injury applies in law specifically to an injustice for which one may sue to recover compensation. libel constitutes a legal injury wrong applies also in law to any act punishable according to the criminal code; it may apply more generally to any flagrant injustice. determined to right society's wrongs grievance applies to a circumstance or condition that constitutes an injustice to the sufferer and gives just ground for complaint. a list of employee grievances

Examples of injury in a Sentence

Hikers need to take sensible precautions to prevent injury. She's concerned about the risk of injury to her reputation. The team has been weakened by illness and injury. Careless use of these tools can cause serious bodily injury. She survived the accident without injury. She fell and suffered an injury to her arm. His athletic career has been slowed by injuries.
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Recent Examples on the Web Pugh reported to Sky Blue's initial training session but determined that her injury would need more time to heal. Aria Gerson, USA TODAY, "Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath, Christen Press opt out of NWSL Challenge Cup," 23 June 2020 Since his injury, the Warriors have overhauled their supporting cast. Connor Letourneau, SFChronicle.com, "Warriors’ Klay Thompson training without restrictions a year after ACL tear," 19 June 2020 But even though Moreau significantly outplayed Hill in 2019, his season-ending injury puts his value more in line with Hill’s, which is why this trade makes sense. John Owning, Dallas News, "Film room: Exploring 3 ‘fantasy’ player-for-player trades for the Cowboys, including a deal involving Jamal Adams," 17 June 2020 Despite his injury and extended layoff, Baseball America rated Abel 83rd on its Top 500 prospects list heading into the MLB draft. oregonlive, "College World Series star Kevin Abel to return to Oregon State Beavers," 16 June 2020 At the time of his injury, Stafford ranked second in touchdown passes, fourth in yards per attempt, fifth in passer rating, third in DYAR, fifth in DVOA, and seventh in total QBR. Marlowe Alter, Detroit Free Press, "Why Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford is a top-10 QB 'poised for career year' in 2020," 15 June 2020 Now Tirado is suing the City of Minneapolis, its police chief and others over her injury. Clare Duffy, CNN, "Journalist partially blinded while covering protests: There's no way they could have mistaken me for anything but press," 14 June 2020 The Steelers traded a 2020 first-round draft choice to the Miami Dolphins to obtain Fitzpatrick two games into the 2019 season, so his time on the field with Pittsburgh came after Roethlisberger left the lineup because of his injury. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Minkah Fitzpatrick, Steelers preparing for Heisman-led division rivals," 9 June 2020 Zach declines, so Clay goes for the low blow and taunts Zach about his injury. Martha Sorren, refinery29.com, "13 Reasons Why," 8 June 2020

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First Known Use of injury

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

History and Etymology for injury

Middle English injurie, from Anglo-French, Latin injuria, from injurus injurious, from in- + jur-, jus right — more at just

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Cite this Entry

“Injury.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/injury. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for injury

injury

noun
How to pronounce injury (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of injury

: harm or damage : an act or event that causes someone or something to no longer be fully healthy or in good condition

injury

noun
in·​ju·​ry | \ ˈin-jə-rē How to pronounce injury (audio) \
plural injuries

Kids Definition of injury

1 : hurt, damage, or loss suffered She suffered an injury to her arm. These tools can cause injury.
2 : an act that damages or hurts “I should not like to do him an injury …”— Anna Sewell, Black Beauty

injury

noun
in·​ju·​ry | \ ˈinj-(ə-)rē How to pronounce injury (audio) \
plural injuries

Medical Definition of injury

: hurt, damage, or loss sustained

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injury

noun
in·​ju·​ry
plural injuries

Legal Definition of injury

1 : an act that wrongs or harms another specifically : a violation of a legally protected interest (as the physical or mental well-being, property, reputation, or rights of another) for which the law allows an action for legal or equitable relief
2 : hurt, damage, or loss sustained

History and Etymology for injury

Latin injuria, from injurus injurious, from in- not + jur-, jus right

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