What does harmless mean?

Definitions for harmless
ˈhɑrm lɪsharm·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. harmlessadjective

    not causing or capable of causing harm

    "harmless bacteria"; "rendered the bomb harmless"

Wiktionary

  1. harmlessadjective

    incapable of causing harm or danger

  2. harmlessadjective

    not intended to harm; inoffensive

  3. harmlessadjective

    safe

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Harmlessadjective

    Etymology: from harm.

    Touching ceremonies harmless in themselves, and hurtful only in respect of number, was it amiss to decree that those things that were least needful, and newliest come, should be the first that were taken away? Richard Hooker, b. iv. s. 14.

    She, like harmless lightning, throws her eye
    On him, her brothers, me, her master; hitting
    Each object with a joy. William Shakespeare, Cymbeline.

    The shipwright will be careful to gain by his labour, or at least to save himself harmless, and therefore suit his work slightly, according to a slight price. Walter Raleigh, Essays.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Harmlessadjective

    free from harm; unhurt; as, to give bond to save another harmless

  2. Harmlessadjective

    free from power or disposition to harm; innocent; inoffensive

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of harmless in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of harmless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of harmless in a Sentence

  1. Kok Chwee Sim:

    Spotting in locations such as Singapore where the hobby is less understood, the biggest challenge is posed by the security, even as one is clearly and visibly harmless near an airport, security personnel tend to insist that one moves on and not spot or photograph airplanes.

  2. Klaus Gottlieb:

    One of them is an enzyme that splits the molecule in wheat that causes celiac disease, gluten, into smaller harmless products and another one promises to make the gut less leaky and thus prevent potentially toxic substances (from) reaching deeper layers where they may cause inflammation.

  3. Mac Donald:

    We are not incarcerating a bunch of harmless sad sacks who are merely caught with a joint, prisons today mostly house violent criminals. Prison populations have increased because violent crimes increased.

  4. Katarina Zarutskie:

    We had seen all these nurse sharks swimming around the marina and I had already known, because I’ve surfed my whole life [ that nurse sharks are relatively harmless ] … I thought it was safe and I saw kids snorkeling, and against my boyfriend’s family’s wishes I thought it would be fine.

  5. A. M. Rosenthal:

    It has been our policy not to use obscenities in the paper. It's a harmless little eccentricity of ours.

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