- An event that results in misfortune
- An item or entity that has been lost, damaged, pilfered, or wiped out
- If a fire causes your business to burn down, that loss would be considered a casualty for insurance purposes.
- Police found the stolen car in a severe state of disrepair, making it a casualty of the criminal act.
- Given the hurricane's severity, many homes along the coast were unfortunately casualties of the storm.