Definitions of aid

  1. give help or assistance; be of service; " Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; " Can you help me carry this table?"; " She never helps around the house"
  2. 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"
  3. the work of caring for or attending to someone or something; " no medical care was required"; " the old car needed constant attention"
  4. a resource; " visual aids in teaching"; " economic assistance to depressed areas"
  5. a gift of money to support a worthy person or cause
  6. improve the condition of; " These pills will help the patient"
  7. 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.
  8. Help; succor; assistance; relief.
  9. The person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; a helper; an assistant.
  10. A subsidy granted to the king by Parliament; also, an exchequer loan.
  11. A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his lord on special occasions.
  12. An aid- de- camp, so called by abbreviation; as, a general's aid.
  13. To assist; support.
  14. Help; assistance; a person or thing that helps.
  15. To help, assist.
  16. Help: assistance: an auxiliary: subsidy.
  17. AIDLESS.
  18. Help; assistance.
  19. To assist; to succor.
  20. To help; succor; assist.
  21. Cooperation; assistance; a helper; assistant.
  22. Help; succour; the person or thing that helps; an aide- de- camp; a subsidy or tax.
  23. To help; to succour; to relieve.
  24. Help; relief; assistance.
  25. To help; to support; to relieve.

Quotes of aid

  1. Give us a chance to show you that those so -called protective laws to aid women- however well intentioned originally- have become in fact restraints, which keep wife, abandoned wife, and widow alike from supporting her family. – Martha Griffiths
  2. We should insist that governments receiving American aid live up to standards of accountability and transparency, and we should support countries that embrace market reforms, democracy, and the rule of law. – Lee H. Hamilton
  3. I think there are telegrams that may or may not be available, which indicated that I very much had in mind the need to give Europe substantial aid after the war, after Lend -Lease was over. – W. Averell Harriman
  4. In course of time, religion came with its rites invoking the aid of good spirits which were even more powerful than the bad spirits, and thus for the time being tempered the agony of fears. – Paul Harris
  5. Universal suffrage should rest upon universal education. To this end, liberal and permanent provision should be made for the support of free schools by the State governments, and, if need be, supplemented by legitimate aid from national authority. – Rutherford B. Hayes
  6. We do not have a budget support. We are now fully independent in terms of requirements, but we still have a need for development assistance separate from the budget. So all the economic aid we receive is for development assistance. – Jose Ramos-Horta
  7. Southern white people despise the Negro as a race, and will do nothing to aid in his elevation as such; but for certain individuals they have a strong affection, and are helpful to them in many ways. – James Weldon Johnson
  8. In Africa today, we recognise that trade and investment, and not aid are pillars of development. – Paul Kagame
  9. Conscious of my own weakness, I can only seek fervently the guidance of the Ruler of the Universe, and, relying on His all -powerful aid do my best to restore Union and peace to a suffering people, and to establish and guard their liberties and rights. – George B. McClellan
  10. Charity separates the rich from the poor; aid raises the needy and sets him on the same level with the rich. – Evita Peron
  11. The struggle to get weapons is continuous, but the United States will aid us, if it finds Israel displaying a willingness for peace. – Yitzhak Rabin
  12. Things in our country run in spite of government, not by aid of it. – Will Rogers
  13. Fortune cannot aid those who do nothing. – Sophocles
  14. I dislike literary jargon and never use it. Criticism has only one function and that is to help readers read and understand literature. It is not a science, it is an aid to art. – Anne Stevenson
  15. I would also certainly continue to keep loan repayment interest rates as low as possible. And I would spread the financial aid a little less thinly across all income brackets. – Charles Vest

Usage examples for aid

  1. Who went to Serbia's aid – Fighting France by Stephane Lauzanne
  2. " Why did she refuse the aid I offered no less willingly? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. And he was the last I tried to aid have I not said already what I was become? – Dead Men Tell No Tales by E. W. Hornung
  4. Whether they would live to reach that aid was another thing. – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn
  5. If I could aid him." – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. No, we don't want that kind of aid – Mezzerow Loves Company by Floyd L. Wallace
  7. And she has worked night and day to aid us. – Cy Whittaker's Place by Joseph C. Lincoln
  8. Is there no one to come to your aid – The Last Woman by Ross Beeckman
  9. Mr. Jelnik said gently: " Had you been other than you are, I would not have dared call you to my aid to- night. – A Woman Named Smith by Marie Conway Oemler
  10. He fought and conquered without the aid of any other arms than those that nature gave him. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  11. She has to wear a hearing aid – The Electronic Mind Reader by John Blaine
  12. Of course she meant to make me feel that I might be more successful because of my friends’ aid but I did not see things just that way. – The Camp Fire Girls' Careers by Margaret Vandercook
  13. Then reason came to her aid – King of the Castle by George Manville Fenn
  14. If I can aid her, thou needest not doubt my will. – Anna St. Ives by Thomas Holcroft
  15. Was there no one to aid him? – Ted and the Telephone by Sara Ware Bassett
  16. I dined at the General's in company with his old Aid de- camp. – Marie by Alexander Pushkin
  17. Yes, aid was refused. – The Squatter and the Don by C. Loyal
  18. " Is it not enough that I offer to aid you, Sir Peter," he said, " that you must have my reasons? – The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  19. Yes, he is to take them back, and stay and aid Thornton at the ranch. – The Story of Wool by Sara Ware Bassett
  20. She must learn to do without Miles' aid – Betty Trevor by Mrs. G. de Horne Vaizey

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