What does harm mean?

Definitions for harmhɑrm

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word harm.

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"

Wiktionary

  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

  4. Origin: [OE. harmen, AS. hearmian. See Harm, n.]

Freebase

  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 . . .".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Harm

    härm, n. injury: moral wrong.—v.t. to injure.—adj. Harm′ful, hurtful.—adv. Harm′fully.—n. Harm′fulness.—adj. Harm′less, not injurious, innocent: unharmed.—adv. Harm′lessly.—n. Harm′lessness. [A.S. hearm; Ger. harm.]

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

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of harm in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of harm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Frank Wells:

    There's no evidence that the laws that are challenged in this case cause harm or would inevitably cause harm to anyone.

  2. Doug Loverro:

    The last thing we want to do is harm the entrepreneurial space market that we've built in this country. But I don't think it's necessarily a given that selling (ICBMs) will harm it, nor do I think that it won't harm it. We don't have any information one way or another.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Cities make people sick; they create living dead! Get away from the cities in every possible occasion! River does no harm to you; forest does no harm to you; wild flowers do no harm to you! When you are in nature, you are amongst the friends! Be clever, be in the nature!

  4. Doug Loverro:

    The last thing we want to do is harm the entrepreneurial space market that we’ve built in this country. But I don’t think it’s necessarily a given that selling (ICBMs) will harm it, nor do I think that it won’t harm it. We don’t have any information one way or another.

  5. a student:

    if one's only desires is to do harm to someone after they have done just about the same or maybe more to one another. karma shall strike in the oddest way & total truth will arise with proof for the one that desires the harm for that would mean they are the one who has caused more harm.

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