Taxonomy of meanings for 害:

  • 害 hài (OC: ɡaads MC: ɦɑi) 胡蓋切 去 廣韻:【傷也胡蓋切四 】
    • DAMAGE
      • nab.tdamage to N
      • nabeventspecifically, ancestral harm; CC generally, harmful impact; kinds of damage done
      • v[adN]something that does damage (human or animal); menace
      • vt(oN)(try to) harm a contextually determinate person
      • vt[oN]be harmful; do damage to others; be harmful in any way; be a harmful thing to do
      • vt+prep+Nbe deleterious to; do damage to
      • vtoNgradedto damage, to inflict harm; impair (clear-sightedness) 甚害田
      • vtoNfigurativedo abstract damage to, impair
      • vt(oN)figurativeto inflict a mental harm (on a contextually determinate object)
      • vtoNpassiveget injured or damaged; suffer harm
      • vtoNreflexive.己harm (oneself) 害己
      • vtoNreflexive.身do harm to (oneself)
      • vtoNreflexive.自damage (oneself)
      • nharmful thing
      • nab.post-Ndamage to Ndamage to N
      • nab.post-Ndamage from Ndamage from N
      • vtoNmiddle voicefigurative: be aesthetically impaired
      • vtoNbe regarded as harmful to one's interests
      • by excelling>SURPASS
        • by spending uselessly>WASTE
          • mortally>KILL
            • vtoNmurder
          • by disobedience>OFFEND
            • vtoNoccasionally used in an abstract moral or even logical sense fail to observe (rules etc); act at the expense of; be logically inconsistent with
          • natural>DISASTER
            • vt(oN)putativeregard the contextually determinate N as (potential) disaster, regard as threat
            • nabeventharmful event
          • late colloquial: suffer from a feeling of害羞>FEEL
        • 害 he2 《集韻》何葛切,入曷匣。月部。
          • grammaticalised>WHAT
            • npro{OBJ}+Vtwhat?, which?
            • time>WHEN
              • padVquestionpre-classical interrogative adverbial "when?"???, loan for 曷hé
          • =曷 grammaticalised: why not?>CERTAIN