from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not causing or incapable of causing harm.
- adj. Not intended to harm or offend; inoffensive.
- adj. Free from loss or legal liability: Under the agreement, I would be held harmless if the other parties defaulted.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. incapable of causing harm or danger
- adj. not intended to harm; inoffensive
- adj. safe
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Free from harm; unhurt.
- adj. Free from power or disposition to harm; innocent; inoffensive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Free from physical harm; unhurt; undamaged; uninjured: as, he escaped harmless.
- Free from loss; free from liability to pay for loss or damage: as, to hold or save one harmless.
- Free from power or disposition to harm; not hurtful or injurious; innocent: as, a harmless snake; harmless play.
- Inoffensive, unoffending, innocuous, in-noxious.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not causing or capable of causing harm
harm + -less (Wiktionary)