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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.
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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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