Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “harm”

See all translations

harm

noun [U]  /hɑrm/ us  
physical or other injury or damage: Missing a meal once in a while won’t do you any harm. Fortunately, she didn’t come to any harm when the car skidded. Maybe Jim can help you – there’s no harm in asking (= no one will be annoyed and you might benefit).
harm
verb [T]  /hɑrm/ us  
The tornado blew out the windows of a nearby school, but none of the children were harmed.
harmful
adjective  /ˈhɑrm·fəl/ us  
This group of chemicals is known to be harmful to the environment.
Translations of “harm”
in Korean 해…
in Arabic أذى…
in French mal…
in Turkish zarar, ziyan…
in Italian danno, male…
in Chinese (Traditional) 傷害, 損害, 危害…
in Russian вред, ущерб…
in Polish uszkodzenie, szkoda, krzywda…
in Spanish daño, mal, perjuicio…
in Portuguese mal…
in German der Schaden…
in Catalan mal…
in Japanese 害, 損害…
in Chinese (Simplified) 伤害, 损害, 危害…
(Definition of harm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of harm?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “harm” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

thug

a man who acts violently, especially to commit a crime

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More