[eɪd] or [ed]
(noun.) the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; 'he gave me an assist with the housework'; 'could not walk without assistance'; 'rescue party went to their aid'; 'offered his help in unloading'.
(noun.) a resource; 'visual aids in teaching'.
(noun.) money to support a worthy person or cause.
(v. t.) To support, either by furnishing strength or means in cooperation to effect a purpose, or to prevent or to remove evil; to help; to assist.
(v. t.) Help; succor; assistance; relief.
(v. t.) The person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; a helper; an assistant.
(v. t.) A subsidy granted to the king by Parliament; also, an exchequer loan.
(v. t.) A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his lord on special occasions.
(v. t.) An aid-de-camp, so called by abbreviation; as, a general's aid.
v. a. . Assist, help, support, serve, speed, second, back, befriend, prosper, abet, co-operate with, take part with, give support to, minister to.. Succor, relieve, SPELL.
n. . Assistance, help, LIFT, furtherance, co-operation, patronage, support, helping hand, good offices.. Succor, relief.. Aide-de-camp.
SYN:Help, assist, succour, support, befriend, co-operate, contribute favor, foster,protect, abet, encourage, instigate, subsidize
ANT:Oppose, resist, counteract, discourage, thwart, withstand, confront, deter,baffle
v.t. to help assist.—n. help: assistance as in defending an action: an auxiliary: subsidy or money grant to the king.—n. Aid′ance aid help support.—adj. Aid′ant (arch.) aiding helping.—n. Aid′er one who brings aid: a helper.—adjs. Aid′ful; Aid′less.—Court of Aids the court that supervised the customs duties.
- I wish to express my gratitude also to Miss Florence Bonnet for aid in the correction of the manuscript. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- It is also said that one man to-day, with the aid of a steam engine, performs the work of 120 men in the last century. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- By the aid of these lines the barometric conditions over a large area can be studied. 伯莎M.克拉克. 科学通论.
- He knew well that I should never willingly invoke the aid of the police against him. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- It furnishes profitable amusement to the young, and satisfactory aid to the nervous and paralytic. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- With the aid of Messrs. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Such aid is not always effectual, said Justinian significantly, whereat the Greek shrugged his shoulders, but made no reply. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- The idea cannot be put aside, and with such poor aids as he can command he commences his task. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- The diving case is not absolutely water-tight, nor is it desired that it should be so, as the slight leakage acts as a lubricant to the joints, and aids in their movements. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- Music, astronomy, logic, and even theology, might be exploited as aids to public speech. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- But the owners of Lowick apparently had not been travellers, and Mr. Casaubon's studies of the past were not carried on by means of such aids. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- The imitation of the action of horses' hoofs was one of the means attempted, but such additional aids were eventually found to be of no avail, and were discontinued. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- Even with those aids, I might not have come to myself as soon as I did, but that I saw Estella approaching with the keys, to let me out. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- He and his aids now withdrew behind the curtain: the other party, which was headed by Colonel Dent, sat down on the crescent of chairs. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- I was like the Arabian who had been buried with the dead, and found a passage to life aided only by one glimmering, and seemingly ineffectual light. 玛丽·雪莱. 弗兰肯斯坦.
- A more authentic tradition, aided by the geography of the country, places the pit in Dothan, some two days' journey from here. 马克·吐温. 傻子出国记.
- One trouble with all these contrivances was that, although they aided man to figure, they offered no means of making a record of the work. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- To this can the light look of woman, aided by the Prince of the Powers of this world, bring a valiant and worthy knight! 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- Robert Stephenson was the engineer of this great structure, aided by the suggestions of Fairbairn and other eminent engineers. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- When you discover the work, aided by wife and children, you will do it, and thus be happy. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- But he always aided and comforted me when he could, in some way of his own, and he always did so at dinner-time by giving me gravy, if there were any. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- It will but involve us all, for I cannot see these men lay hands upon you without aiding you. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星战神.
- But now, when you find yourself incapable of aiding a private man, how can you think of behaving yourself so as to be useful to a whole people? 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- Why, yes, my dear; that would be aiding and abetting, you know. 哈丽叶特·比切·斯托. 汤姆叔叔的小屋.