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Aid - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Aid' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Aid [ 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.
- Help; succor; assistance; relief.
- The person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; a helper; an assistant.
- A subsidy granted to the king by Parliament; also, an exchequer loan.
- A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his lord on special occasions.
- An aid-de-camp, so called by abbreviation; as, a general's aid.

Meaning of 'Aid' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . aid [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
Example in sentence:
  • could not walk without assistance;
  • he gave me an assist with the housework;
  • offered his help in unloading;
  • rescue party went to their aid
Meaning (2):
- gift of money or other material help to support a person or cause
Example in sentence:
  • economic assistance to depressed areas
Meaning (3):
- a person or thing that is a resource that helps make something easier or possible to do
Example in sentence:
  • his job was to give technical assistance over the phone;
  • visual aids in teaching
Meaning (4):
- the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
Example in sentence:
  • no medical care was required;
  • the old car needs constant attention
5 . aid [ v]
Meaning (5):
- give help or assistance; be of service
Example in sentence:
  • Can you help me carry this table?;
  • Everyone helped out during the earthquake;
  • She never helps around the house
Meaning (6):
- improve the condition of
Example in sentence:
  • These pills will help the patient