damage-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: impairment or loss of something

Commentary: DAMAGE[+state][+impairment]

The damage caused by the hurricane was severe.
They fear the damage caused by the scandal can not be undone.
Her damage to John's psyche may be exaggerated by him.
Can these damages to my carpet be fixed?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3

Sense Number 2: price or cost

Commentary: DAMAGE[+quantity][+cost]
NOTE: slang, used as a metaphor of sense 1

"What's the damage?" asked John, picking up his bar tab.
The damage for this vacation was more than I realized.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 3: legally mandated compensation for loss or injury

Commentary: DAMAGE[+quantity][+cost][+legal]
NOTE: occurs in the plural, damages.

They'll have to pay significant damages if they lose this case.
They lost in criminal court but went ahead and sued for damages.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5