- physical injury or mental damage; hurt: to do him bodily harm.
- moral injury; evil; wrong.
- to do or cause harm to; injure; damage; hurt: to harm one's reputation.
Origin of harm
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Examples from the Web for unharmed
The sniper nicknamed Big Ears arrived at the base not just alive, but unharmed.Why Was My Son Killed in Fallujah—and His Murderer Set Free?
January 12, 2014
A spokesman for the former prime minister and his wife, Cherie, said their daughter was unharmed.Thief Holds Tony Blair’s Daughter At Gunpoint Demanding Jewels and Cash
September 19, 2013
All members of the team apparently finished the race before the explosions and were unharmed.Newtown Survivors Suffer Through Yet Another Attack
April 16, 2013
In practical terms then, I was unharmed by this latest strike.When Someone Tells Lies About You on the Internet
January 24, 2013
Jim is an objective journalist and we appeal for the release of Jim unharmed.American Journalist James Foley Missing for Months in Syria
January 2, 2013
Pennington and Warner both had scratches, but the colonel was unharmed.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
At least,' said Clennam, 'you are known to be alive and unharmed.Little Dorrit
You have your daughter, safe, unharmed, within the shelter of her lover's arms.Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer
Cyrus Townsend Brady
But Frank was unharmed, and the unconscious girl was not touched.Frank Merriwell Down South
Burt L. Standish
He felt sure that the bullets had reached their mark, yet the beast was unharmed.Followers of the Trail
- not having sustained physical, moral, or mental injury
- physical or mental injury or damage
- moral evil or wrongdoing
- (tr) to injure physically, morally, or mentally
Word Origin and History for unharmed
Old English hearmian "to hurt" (see harm (n.)). It has ousted Old English skeþþan "scathe" in all but a few senses. Related: Harmed; harming.
Old English hearm "hurt, evil, grief, pain, insult," from Proto-Germanic *harmaz (cf. Old Saxon harm, Old Norse harmr, Old Frisian herm "insult; pain," Old High German harm, German Harm "grief, sorrow, harm"), from PIE *kormo- "pain."