Pronunciation Noun


  1. physical injury; hurt; damage
    No harm came to my possessions.
    You can do a lot of harm to someone if you kick them in the balls. Especially if they get revenge and bring out a bazooka and blast your head off.
  2. emotional or figurative hurt
    Although not physically injured in the car accident, she received some psychological harm.
  3. detriment; misfortune.
    I wish him no harm.
  4. That which causes injury, damage, or loss.
    • c. 1606–1607, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene i]:
      We, ignorant of ourselves, / Beg often our own harms.
Translations Translations Verb

harm (harms, present participle harming; past and past participle harmed)

  1. To cause injury to another; to hurt; to cause damage to something.

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