Harm meaning

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Harm is defined as an injury or something wrong.

An example of a harm is knowingly stealing someone’s car.

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Physical or psychological damage or injury.

The storm did great harm to the crops.

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The definition of harm is to hurt or damage something.

An example of to harm is to tell secrets to tarnish someone’s reputation.

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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.
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To cause injury to another; to hurt; to cause damage to something.
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Immoral or unjust effects.

They made a mistake and meant no harm.

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To do harm to.

Pollutants that harm the environment; people who were harmed in the accident.

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Hurt; injury; damage.
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Moral wrong; evil.
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To do harm to; hurt, damage, etc.
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That which causes injury, damage, or loss.
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Origin of harm

  • Middle English from Old English hearm

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English hearm.

    From Wiktionary