harm

[ hahrm ]
/ hɑrm /
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noun

physical injury or mental damage; hurt: to do him bodily harm.
moral injury; evil; wrong.

verb (used with object)

to do or cause harm to; injure; damage; hurt: to harm one's reputation.

Origin of harm

before 900; Middle English; Old English hearm; cognate with German Harm, Old Norse harmr

Related forms

harm·er, nounself-harm·ing, adjectiveun·harmed, adjectiveun·harm·ing, adjective

Synonym study

1, 2. See damage.

Definition for harm (2 of 2)

HARM

[ hahrm ]
/ hɑrm /

noun Military.

a U.S. air-to-surface missile designed to detect and destroy radar sites by homing on their emissions.

Origin of HARM

H(igh-speed) A(nti) R(adiation) M(issile)
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British Dictionary definitions for harm

harm

/ (hɑːm) /

noun

physical or mental injury or damage
moral evil or wrongdoing

verb

(tr) to injure physically, morally, or mentally

Derived Forms

harmer, noun

Word Origin for harm

Old English hearm; related to Old Norse harmr grief, Old High German harm injury, Old Slavonic sramǔ disgrace
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Idioms and Phrases with harm

harm

see do one wrong (harm); out of harm's way.


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