harm

[hahrm]
noun
1.
physical injury or mental damage; hurt: to do him bodily harm.
2.
moral injury; evil; wrong.
verb (used with object)
3.
to do or cause harm to; injure; damage; hurt: to harm one's reputation.

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

harmer, noun
self-harming, adjective
unharmed, adjective
unharming, adjective


1, 2. See damage. 3. maltreat, abuse.


1. benefit. 3. help.
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harm (hɑːm)
 
n
1.  physical or mental injury or damage
2.  moral evil or wrongdoing
 
vb
3.  (tr) to injure physically, morally, or mentally
 
[Old English hearm; related to Old Norse harmr grief, Old High German harm injury, Old Slavonic sramǔ disgrace]
 
'harmer
 
n

unharmed (ʌnˈhɑːmd)
 
adj
not having sustained physical, moral, or mental injury

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Word Origin & History

harm
O.E. hearm "hurt, evil, grief, pain, insult," from P.Gmc. *kharmaz (cf. O.N. harmr, O.Fris. herm, Ger. harm "grief, sorrow, harm"). The verb is from O.E. hearmian "to hurt," and ousted O.E. skeþþan "scathe" in all but a few senses.

unharmed
mid-14c., from un- (1) "not" + pp. of harm.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
HARM
high-speed antiradiation missile
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Example sentences for unharmed
Gawain obliges and strikes, but the carl rises, laughing and unharmed.
In an ideal resolution not only is the receiver unharmed but so is the attacker.
Similarly, she is unharmed after being hit by a truck at close range.
Remarkably, under his supervision the villa remained unharmed.
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