Casualty (noun)

  1. A person killed or injured in a war or accident.
  2. A person or thing that is the victim of a particular situation or event.


Mid 17th century: from french casuel, from latin casualis (see casual).


  1. The number of casualties is not yet known.
  2. The accident resulted in several casualties.
  3. He was listed as a casualty of the war.
  4. The company's profits were the casualty of the economic downturn.
  5. The store was a casualty of the shopping center's redevelopment.
Some random words: desideratum, oboist, counterpoise