Definition of Aid in English :

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Aid meaning in English

Meaning of Aid in English

Pronunciation of Aid in English

Aid pronunciation in English

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1. aid, assistance, help

a resource

Example Sentences:
'visual aids in teaching'

2. aid, assist, assistance, help

the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose

Example Sentences:
'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. aid, economic aid, financial aid

money to support a worthy person or cause

4. aid, attention, care, tending

the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something

Example Sentences:
'no medical care was required'
'the old car needs constant attention'


5. aid, assist, help

give help or assistance; be of service

Example Sentences:
'Everyone helped out during the earthquake'
'Can you help me carry this table?'
'She never helps around the house'

6. aid, help

improve the condition of

Example Sentences:
'These pills will help the patient'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of aid
to give support to (someone to do something); help or assist
2. (transitive)
to assist financially
assistance; help; support
a person, device, etc, that helps or assists
a teaching aid
5. Also: artificial aid mountaineering
any of various devices such as piton or nut when used as a direct help in the ascent
(in medieval Europe; in England after 1066) a feudal payment made to the king or any lord by his vassals, usually on certain occasions such as the marriage of a daughter or the knighting of an eldest son
7.  in aid of
combining form in countable noun
denoting a charitable organization or function that raises money for a cause
Band Aid
abbreviation for
acute infectious disease
artificial insemination (by) donor: former name for Donor Insemination (DI)

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Agency for International Development
verb transitive, verb intransitive
to give help or relief (to); assist
help or assistance; esp., financial help
a helper; assistant
a helpful device
visual aids
5.  alt. sp. of
aide (sense 2)
6.  English
a payment in money made by a vassal to his lord
a subsidy granted to the king for a special purpose

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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v. aid·ed, aid·ing, aids
To provide assistance, support, or relief to: aided the researchers in their discovery; aided the prisoners' attempt to escape.
To provide assistance, support, or relief: aided in the effort to improve services to the elderly.
1. The act or result of helping; assistance: gave aid to the enemy.
a. Something that provides help, support, or relief, such as money or supplies: sent medical aid to the region after the storm.
b. Something, such as a device, that provides improvement: visual aids such as slides.
a. An assistant or helper.
b. An aide or aide-de-camp.
4. A monetary payment to a feudal lord by a vassal in medieval England.

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