- Harm is defined as an injury or something wrong.
An example of a harm is knowingly stealing someone’s car.
- The definition of harm is to hurt or damage something.
An example of to harm is to tell secrets to tarnish someone’s reputation.
- hurt; injury; damage
- moral wrong; evil
Origin of harmMiddle English ; from Old English hearm, akin to German harm ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ormo-, pain, torment from source MPers šarm, shame
Origin of harmME harmen < OE hearmian < the n.
- Physical or psychological damage or injury: The storm did great harm to the crops.
- Immoral or unjust effects: They made a mistake and meant no harm.
transitive verbharmed, harm·ing, harms
Origin of harmMiddle English, from Old English hearm.
- Adjectives often applied to "harm": bodily, physical, environmental, emotional, financial, serious, irreparable, potential, long-term, short-term, permanent, lasting, material, substantial.
(third-person singular simple present harms, present participle harming, simple past and past participle harmed)
- To cause injury to another; to hurt; to cause damage to something.
From Old English hearm.
harm - Investment & Finance Definition
Jargon used to refer to a group of boutique investment banks that were dominant in technology underwriting during the 1980s and 1990s, before many larger banks, such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, began to actively seek business in the market. The HARM group was Hambrecht & Quist Inc., Alex.Brown & Sons Inc., Robertson Stephens, and Montgomery Securities Inc. All of the four have since been sold to commercial banks, with Robertson Stephens being shut down in July 2002.