- 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.
harm definition by Webster's New World
- hurt; injury; damage
- moral wrong; evil
Origin: Middle 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: ME harmen < OE hearmian < the n.
- harmer noun
harm definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Physical or psychological injury or damage.
- Wrong; evil.
Origin: Middle English, 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.Webster's New World Finance and Investment Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.