Crossword clues for damn
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Damn \Damn\ (d[a^]m), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Damned (d[a^]md or d[a^]m"n[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Damning (d[a^]m"[i^]ng or d[a^]m"n[i^]ng).] [OE. damnen dampnen (with excrescent p), OF. damner, dampner, F. damner, fr. L. damnare, damnatum, to condemn, fr. damnum damage, a fine, penalty. Cf. Condemn, Damage.]
To condemn; to declare guilty; to doom; to adjudge to punishment; to sentence; to censure.
He shall not live; look, with a spot I damn him.
(Theol.) To doom to punishment in the future world; to consign to perdition; to curse.
To condemn as bad or displeasing, by open expression, as by denuciation, hissing, hooting, etc.
You are not so arrant a critic as to damn them [the works of modern poets] . . . without hearing.
Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering teach the rest to sneer.
Note: Damn is sometimes used interjectionally, imperatively, and intensively.
Damn \Damn\, v. i.
To invoke damnation; to curse. ``While I inwardly damn.''
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
late 13c., "to condemn," from Old French damner "damn, condemn; convict, blame; injure," derivative of Latin damnare "to adjudge guilty; to doom; to condemn, blame, reject," from noun damnum "damage, hurt, harm; loss, injury; a fine, penalty," possibly from an ancient religious term from PIE *dap- "to apportion in exchange" [see Watkins]. The Latin word evolved a legal meaning of "pronounce judgment upon." Theological sense is first recorded early 14c.; the optative expletive use likely is as old.\n
\nDamn and its derivatives generally were avoided in print from 18c. to c.1930s (the famous line in the film version of "Gone with the Wind" was a breakthrough and required much effort by the studio). The noun is recorded from 1610s; to be not worth a damn is from 1817. The adjective is 1775, short for damned; Damn Yankee, characteristic Southern U.S. term for "Northerner," is attested from 1812. Related: Damning.
(context profane English) (non-gloss definition: Generic intensifier.) fucking; bloody. adv. (context profane English) very, extremely. interj. (context profane English) (non-gloss definition: Used to express anger, irritation, disappointment, annoyance, contempt, etc. ''See also'' '''dammit'''.) n. 1 The use of "damn" as a curse. 2 (context profane English) A small, negligible quantity, being of little value. 3 (context profane English) The smallest amount of concern or consideration. v
1 (context theology transitive intransitive English) To condemn to hell. 2 To condemn; to declare guilty; to doom; to adjudge to punishment; to sentence; to censure. 3 To put out of favor; to ruin; to label negatively. 4 To condemn as unfit, harmful, of poor quality, unsuccessful, invalid, immoral or illegal. 5 (context profane English) To curse; put a curse upon. 6 (context archaic English) To invoke damnation; to curse.
adj. used as expletives; "oh, damn (or goddamn)!" [syn: goddamn]
expletives used informally as intensifiers; "he's a blasted idiot"; "it's a blamed shame"; "a blame cold winter"; "not a blessed dime"; "I'll be damned (or blessed or darned or goddamned) if I'll do any such thing"; "he's a damn (or goddam or goddamned) fool"; "a deuced idiot"; "tired or his everlasting whimpering"; "an infernal nuisance" [syn: blasted, blame, blamed, blessed, damned, darned, deuced, everlasting, goddam, goddamn, goddamned, infernal]
Damn usually refers to damnation, a condemnation, usually by a god; frequently used as a profanity.
Damn or Damnation may also refer to:
Damn! is a funk-rock band based in Lund, Sweden. The four core members are joined on stage and on record by a collective of DJs and live musicians. The group's first album "Natural Sounds" was recorded by the group as a trio and released on Lund Records in Sweden and LoveCat Music in North America. The band members are also videographers and direct their own videos. The band has toured Japan, Europe and North America.
Additionally, Damn! records and tours as the backup band for Swedish rapper Timbuktu.
"Damn (Should've Treated U Right)" is the title of a pop/R&B single by So Plush featuring Ja Rule. The single spent 18 weeks on the US R&B singles chart in 1999.
Usage examples of "damn".
Your buddy yonder might be willin to haul your ass all over Mexico but I damn sure aint.
I said that the tone, the manners I adopted towards her, were those of good society, and proved the great esteem I entertained for her intelligence, but in the middle of all my fine speeches, towards the eleventh or twelfth day of my courtship, she suddenly put me out of all conceit by telling me that, being a priest, I ought to know that every amorous connection was a deadly sin, that God could see every action of His creatures, and that she would neither damn her soul nor place herself under the necessity of saying to her confessor that she had so far forgotten herself as to commit such a sin with a priest.
Van den Bos, tanned still from his damned winter sports, perform the classic aqualung tricks.
Mr Arbutus to answer in kind and reversing the natural order of things to tell Mr Gibling and Mr Gibling to sue and be damned.
And, damn it again, he smirked ever so slightly as if he knew exactly what had gone through my head.
But I think we should eat while the eating is good, and be damned to Asper and the gods.
And hoping like hell the damn monks could keep their vow of goddamned silence and not laugh their asses off.
Sweat and tax and graft the last dollar out of the damned asterites, and take it back to buy a penthouse and a mistress and the gout in Panama City.
Yes, those Bulls of the popes are an irrefragable testimony that auricular confession is the most powerful invention of the devil to corrupt the heart, pollute the body, and damn the soul of the priest and his female penitent!
For a second the other sky came back to me, the one that had been on a level with me, that I awatched change into a round hole with two stars in it, at the end of the pipe where I had hid on the Tokyo docks before the big raid, damn near dying of shit gas, of waiting for the fire to fall.
We landed here for water, as we have just lain becalmed off a damned island full of ghost snakes and walking statues.
Lily Bede spent money like this on every meal and hosted conventions for impecunious suffragists, and collected antique race horses as pets, she must be damn near running the estate into the ground.
She raved against me madly, and begged the mother-superior to send me away, as I had come there to damn her.
The parson, forgetting the sacerdotal office, and his good habit of grinning, swore at Messrs Beit and Mr Ritson, calling them damned thieves, and then began to read the manuscript, and to compare it with the printed book.
Leon had called Moynihan late Sunday night, but the piping voice of the Benet body had not been authoritative enough to get any information out of that damned Irish hoodlum.