Definitions of help

  1. To lend aid; to contribute.
  2. To furnish with the means of deliverance from trouble; as, to help one in distress; to help one out of prison.
  3. To change for the better; to remedy.
  4. To prevent; to hinder; as, the evil approaches, and who can help it?
  5. To forbear; to avoid.
  6. To wait upon, as the guests at table, by carving and passing food.
  7. Strength or means furnished toward promoting an object, or deliverance from difficulty or distress; aid; ^; also, the person or thing furnishing the aid; as, he gave me a help of fifty dollars.
  8. Remedy; relief; as, there is no help for it.
  9. A helper; one hired to help another; also, thew hole force of hired helpers in any business.
  10. Specifically, a domestic servant, man or woman.
  11. To furnish with relief, as in pain or disease; to be of avail against; - sometimes with of before a word designating the pain or disease, and sometimes having such a word for the direct object.
  12. To give assistance to; aid; support; sustain; succor; relieve; avoid; prevent; distribute food to at table; remedy; cure.
  13. To support: to assist: to give means for doing anything: to remedy: to prevent.
  14. To aid; assist; remedy; prevent.
  15. To aid; assist; relieve.
  16. To remedy.
  17. To wait upon, as at table.
  18. To refrain from.
  19. To lend aid or assistance; to contribute strength or means; to avail or be of use; to assist.
  20. To lend aid; be available or useful.
  21. To give assistance: to contribute:- pa. p. helped'. ( B.) holpen.
  22. To give assistance; avoid.
  23. improve the condition of; " These pills will help the patient"
  24. take or use; " She helped herself to some of the office supplies"
  25. improve; change for the better; " New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"
  26. help to some food; help with food or drink; " I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"
  27. To lend assistance; be useful; portion out food at table.
  28. To aid; to assist; to lend strength or means toward effecting a purpose; to relieve; to remedy; to change for the better; to prevent; to forbear.
  29. To assist; to aid; to forward or promote; to avoid; to forbear; to lend aid; to prevent or hinder.
  30. contribute to the furtherance of; " This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"
  31. abstain from doing; always used with a negative; " I can't help myself-- I have to smoke"; " She could not help watching the sad spectacle"
  32. To furnish with strength or means for the successful performance of any action or the attainment of any object; to aid; to assist; as, to help a man in his work; to help one to remember; -- the following infinitive is commonly used without to; as, " Help me scale yon balcony."
  33. Assistance; aid; support; succor; relief; that which forwards or promotes; a portion of food served at a meal; a hired servant.
  34. Means or strength given to another for a purpose: assistance: relief: one who assists: a hired man or woman.
  35. Aid; support; relief; avoidance.
  36. Helper.
  37. Assistance; aid; remedy; relief; rescue.
  38. A helper.
  39. Aid; assistance; that which gives assistance; remedy; a hired servant. To help forward, to advance by assistance. To help on, to forward by aid. To help out, to aid in delivering from difficulty, or completing a design. To help over, to enable to surmount. To help off, to remove by help. To help to, to supply with.
  40. Assistance; aid; relief; in Amer., a hired man or woman.