harm-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: a state of physical trauma or injury

Commentary: HARM[+state][+trauma][+injury]

Shaking an infant can cause serious harm to its neck and head.
The contaminated pet food was causing harm to both cats and dogs.
John's prank was not intended to inflict bodily harm to Pete.
The fertilizer runoff is causing harm to the marine environment. (marine life)
The bicyclist picked himself off the ground and said no harm was done. (no injury)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: material damage to an artifact

Commentary: HARM[+event][+damage][+material]

Putting gasoline into a diesel engine can do real harm to it.
Harm to the aircraft's rudder during take-off may have caused the crash.
Mary put the fragile vase on a high shelf to keep it out of harm's way. (accident)

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: a worse outcome, an ill effect

Commentary: HARM[+state][+outcome][+ill_effect]

Some economists believe the bailout will do more harm than good.
Getting out and socializing more would not do Bob any harm.
Her remark was a bit thoughtless, but she meant no harm by it.
Apparently no harm was done to his campaign by this latest allegation.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3