Destroyed vs Damage - What's the difference?

destroyed | damage |


As verbs the difference between destroyed and damage

is that destroyed is (destroy) while damage is to impair the soundness, goodness, or value of; to harm or cause destruction.

As an adjective destroyed

is (ireland|informal) (particularly of a child) soiled, muddied, especially as a result of a fall or spill.

As a noun damage is

injury or harm; the condition or measure of something not being intact.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

destroyed

English

Verb

(head)
  • (destroy)
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • (Ireland, informal) (particularly of a child) soiled, muddied, especially as a result of a fall or spill.
  • damage

    English

    (wikipedia damage)

    Noun

  • Injury or harm; the condition or measure of something not being intact.
  • The storm did a lot of damage to the area.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • Great errors and absurdities many commit for want of a friend to tell them of them, to the great damage both of their fame and fortune.
  • (slang) Cost or expense.
  • "What's the damage ?" he asked the waiter.

    Verb

    (damag)
  • To impair the soundness, goodness, or value of; to harm or cause destruction.
  • Be careful not to damage any of the fragile items while unpacking them.
  • * Clarendon
  • He came up to the English admiral and gave him a broadside, with which he killed many of his men and damaged the ship.