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"


  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.]


  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.]

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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


  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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Shadows cannot harm the almighty!

  2. Kossuth:

    The unspoken word never does harm.

  3. Jonathan Uretsky:

    In their mind, it's no harm, no foul.

  4. Adnan Damiri:

    Crime has no color, it can harm us and them.

  5. Carmen Reyes:

    They say it won't harm us, but we think it does.

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