what is difference between harm and injury
From Middle English harm, herm, from Old English hearm, from Proto-West Germanic *harm, from Proto-Germanic *harmaz (“harm; shame; pain”).
- (General American) IPA(key): /hɑɹm/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /hɑːm/
- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)m
harm (countable and uncountable, plural harms)
- physical injury; hurt; damage
- emotional or figurative hurt
- detriment; misfortune.
- That which causes injury, damage, or loss.
- Adjectives often applied to “harm”: bodily, physical, environmental, emotional, financial, serious, irreparable, potential, long-term, short-term, permanent, lasting, material, substantial.
harm (third-person singular simple present harms, present participle harming, simple past and past participle harmed)
- To cause injury to another; to hurt; to cause damage to something.
- Hmar, mahr
- indefinite accusative singular of harmur
- IPA(key): /ˈhaɾˠəmˠ/
- h-prothesized form of arm
- harem, arme, herme
From Old English hearm, from Proto-West Germanic *harm.
harm (plural harms)
- harm, injury, ruination
- English: harm
- Scots: herm, hairm
- Yola: harrm
- “harm, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.
From Proto-Germanic *harmaz.
- Middle Low German: harm, herm
From Middle English injurie, from Anglo-Norman injurie, from Latin iniūria (“injustice; wrong; offense”), from in- (“not”) + iūs, iūris (“right, law”). Doublet of injuria.
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɪn.dʒə.ɹi/, /ˈɪn.dʒɹi/
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈɪn.dʒə.ɹi/, /ˈɪn.dʒɹi/
injury (countable and uncountable, plural injuries)
- Damage to the body of a human or animal.
- The passenger sustained a severe injury in the car accident.
- The violation of a person’s reputation, rights, property, or interests.
- Slander is an injury to the character.
- (archaic) Injustice.
- See also Thesaurus:injury
injury (third-person singular simple present injuries, present participle injurying, simple past and past participle injuried)
- (obsolete) To wrong, to injure.
- The best of us doth not so much feare to wrong him, as he doth to injurie his neighbour, his kinsman, or his master.
- injury in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- injury in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- Alternative form of injurie