Definitions for: Harm


[n] the act of damaging something or someone
[n] the occurrence of a change for the worse
[n] any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
[v] cause or do harm to



Webster (1913) Definition: Harm, n. [OE. harm, hearm, AS. hearm; akin to OS. harm,
G. harm grief, Icel. harmr, Dan. harme, Sw. harm; cf. OSlav.
& Russ. sram' shame, Skr. crama toil, fatigue.]
1. Injury; hurt; damage; detriment; misfortune.

2. That which causes injury, damage, or loss.

We, ignorant of ourselves, Beg often our own harms.
--Shak.

Syn: Mischief; evil; loss; injury. See Mischief.


Harm, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harmed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Harming.] [OE. harmen, AS. hearmian. See Harm, n.]
To hurt; to injure; to damage; to wrong.

Though yet he never harmed me. --Shak.

No ground of enmity between us known Why he should mean
me ill or seek to harm. --Milton.

Synonyms: damage, damage, hurt, hurt, impairment, injury, scathe, trauma

See Also: alteration, bite, bleeding, break, bruise, bump, burn, burn, change, change of integrity, contusion, cryopathy, defacement, defloration, deformation, detriment, disfiguration, disfigurement, dislocation, distortion, electric shock, fracture, frostbite, haemorrhage, health problem, hemorrhage, hurt, ill health, impairment, injure, insect bite, intravasation, ladder, lesion, modification, pinch, pull, ravel, run, rupture, sicken, sting, strain, twist, unhealthiness, wale, weal, welt, wheal, whiplash, whiplash injury, wound, wound, wound, wounding, wrench

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