[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.

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(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. [1]. Assist, help, support, serve, speed, second, back, befriend, prosper, abet, co-operate with, take part with, give support to, minister to.[2]. Succor, relieve, SPELL.

n. [1]. Assistance, help, LIFT, furtherance, co-operation, patronage, support, helping hand, good offices.[2]. Succor, relief.[3]. 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.





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