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Meaning of HARM

Pronunciation:  hârm

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

HARM is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    Syn: Mischief; evil; loss; injury. See {Mischief}.
  2. \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.
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