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
So then we had the question then of whether it was subject to what we call harmless error, and we said, yes, it is, so then of the cases that had come up, we had to first see if there was error, and then if there was error, was it harmless beyond a reasonable doubt.
When Pliny the younger was proprætor of the province of Pontica in Asia Minor, he wrote to ask the Emperor what to do about the Christians, telling him what he had been able to find out about them from two slave girls who had been tortured; namely, that they were wont to meet together at night or early morning, to sing together, and eat what he called a harmless social meal.
Our daily routine include attending lectures, facing one struggle or the other, fighting for the rights of students, studying, gisting with friends or just do "God knows what" in harmless ways.
Its harm can be mitigated or directed in harmless directions (ie Red Sox vs. Yankees), but never removed.
Secret Service should know that terrorist can come in harmless but more harmful and dangerous inside.
Often with only an hour or two notice, groups of folks, of various ages, gather to participate in harmless, goofy activity.
Because they resemble certain harmless garter-snake like species, they were imported into the U.S. and U.K. under the wrong names, and ended up causing medically-significant emergencies when they bit their new owners.
To understand the privacy issue one has to look at the big picture to understand that each new piece of information collected about us, no matter how seemingly harmless, is increasingly being added together with thousands of other data points to create an extremely intrusive, high-resolution picture of our lives.
But aside from all that, the notion that Yankee Stadium will render Giambi harmless is just plain silly.
It creeps higher and higher, and now gun after gun booming on the still night, as the fire reaches them; the batteries of the Congress are discharged across the water in harmless thunder.