Definitions for harmhɑrm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. injury or damage; hurt:

    to do someone bodily harm.

  2. moral injury; evil; wrong.

  3. (v.t.)to do or cause harm to; injure; damage; hurt:

    to harm one's reputation.

Idioms for harm:

  1. inorout of harm's way,in or out of a hazardous situation.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of harm:

bef. 900; ME; OE hearm, c. OS, OHG harm, ON harmr


Princeton's WordNet

  1. injury, hurt, harm, trauma(noun)

    any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.

  2. damage, harm, impairment(noun)

    the occurrence of a change for the worse

  3. damage, harm, hurt, scathe(verb)

    the act of damaging something or someone

  4. harm(verb)

    cause or do harm to

    "These pills won't harm your system"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. harm(noun)ɑrm

    damage or injury

    the harm tat divorce causes in families; One night of camping won't do you any harm.

  2. harmɑrm

    in a safe place

    Children were sent away from the war zone, out of harm's way.

  3. harmɑrm

    problems or difficulties

    Talking to him about it can't do any harm.

  4. harmɑrm

    indicates you think sth could be worth trying

    There's no harm in trying it to see if it works.

  5. harm(verb)ɑrm

    to damage, injure, or cause problems for

    Was anyone harmed in the incident?; Does sexual content in music harm children?


  1. harm(Noun)

    Injury; hurt; damage; detriment; misfortune.

  2. harm(Noun)

    That which causes injury, damage, or loss.

  3. harm(Verb)

    To cause injury to another; to hurt; to cause damage to something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harm(noun)

    injury; hurt; damage; detriment; misfortune

  2. Harm(noun)

    that which causes injury, damage, or loss

  3. Harm(noun)

    to hurt; to injure; to damage; to wrong


  1. Harm

    Harm is a moral and legal concept. Bernard Gert construes harms as any of the following: ⁕pain ⁕death ⁕disability ⁕loss of ability or freedom ⁕loss of pleasure Joel Feinberg gives an account of harms as setbacks to interests. He distinguishes welfare interests from ulterior interests. Hence on his view there are two kinds of harms. Welfare interests are Ulterior interests are "a person's more ultimate goals and aspirations," such as "producing good novels or works of art, solving a crucial scientific problem, achieving high political office, successfully raising a family . . .".

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'harm' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4100

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'harm' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3910

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'harm' in Nouns Frequency: #1651

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'harm' in Verbs Frequency: #1097

Translations for harm

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


damage; injury; distress

I'll make sure you come to no harm; He meant no harm; It'll do you no harm to go.

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