Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Damage or harm done to or suffered by a person or thing: escaped from the accident without injury; a scandal that did considerable injury to the campaign.
  • n. A particular form of hurt, damage, or loss: a leg injury.
  • n. Law Violation of the rights of another party for which legal redress is available. See Synonyms at injustice.
  • n. Obsolete An insult.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any damage 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.
  • v. To wrong, to injure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which injures; harm inflicted or suffered; mischief; damage; hurt.
  • n. Injurious speech; detraction; calumny.
  • To injure; hurt; harm.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. wrongdoing that violates another's rights and is unjustly inflicted
  • n. an act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage
  • n. a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
  • n. an accident that results in physical damage or hurt
  • n. any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

Etymologies

Middle English injurie, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin iniūria, a wrong, injustice, from feminine of iniūrius, unjust : in-, not; see in-1 + iūs, iūr-, law; see yewes- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Anglo-Norman injurie, from Latin iniūria ("injustice; wrong; offense"), from in- ("not") + iūs, iūris ("right, law"). (Wiktionary)

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