Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Physical or psychological injury or damage.
  • n. Wrong; evil.
  • transitive v. To do harm to.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Injury; hurt; damage; detriment; misfortune.
  • n. That which causes injury, damage, or loss.
  • v. To cause injury to another; to hurt; to cause damage to something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Injury; hurt; damage; detriment; misfortune.
  • n. That which causes injury, damage, or loss.
  • transitive v. To hurt; to injure; to damage; to wrong.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To injure; damage; inflict injury upon in any way; be detrimental to.
  • n. Physical or material injury; hurt; damage; detriment.
  • n. Moral injury; evil; mischief; wrong; wrong-fulness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the occurrence of a change for the worse
  • n. any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
  • v. cause or do harm to
  • n. the act of damaging something or someone

Etymologies

Middle English, from Old English hearm.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English hearm. (Wiktionary)

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