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Meaning of AID

Pronunciation:  eyd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  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"
  2. [n]  the work of caring for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needed constant attention"
  3. [n]  a resource; "visual aids in teaching"; "economic assistance to depressed areas"
  4. [n]  a gift of money to support a worthy person or cause
  5. [v]  improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"
  6. [v]  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"
 

AID is a 3 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: assist, assist, assistance, assistance, attention, care, economic aid, help, help, help, help, tending
 
 See Also: accommodation, activity, alleviate, ameliorate, amend, attend, attend to, avail, babysitting, back up, benefact, benefit, better, boost, bootstrap, care, cure, dental care, do good, ease, encouragement, expedite, facilitate, facilitation, faith cure, faith healing, fellowship, financial aid, first aid, foreign aid, gift, give care, grant, hair care, hairdressing, hand, hasten, heal, help out, helping hand, improve, incubation, lift, livery, manicure, meliorate, ministration, nourishment, nursing, nurturance, pedicure, personal care, recourse, refuge, relief, resort, resource, scholarship, self-help, serve, service, skin care, subserve, succor, succor, succour, succour, support, support, tender loving care, thanks, TLC, traineeship, treatment, tree surgery, wait on, work

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Aid\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Aided}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Aiding}.] [F. aider, OF. aidier, fr. L. adjutare to help,
    freq. of adjuvare to help; ad + juvare to help. Cf.
    {Adjutant}.]
    To support, either by furnishing strength or means in
    co["o]peration to effect a purpose, or to prevent or to
    remove evil; to help; to assist.
    
          You speedy helpers . . . Appear and aid me in this
          enterprise.                              --Shak.
    
    Syn: To help; assist; support; sustain; succor; relieve;
         befriend; co["o]perate; promote. See {Help}.
    
    
  2. \Aid\, n. [F. aide, OF. a["i]de, a["i]e, fr. the verb. See
    {Aid}, v. t.]
    1. Help; succor; assistance; relief.
    
             An unconstitutional mode of obtaining aid. --Hallam.
    
    2. The person or thing that promotes or helps in something
       done; a helper; an assistant.
    
             It is not good that man should be alone; let us make
             unto him an aid like unto himself.    --Tobit viii.
                                                   6.
    
    3. (Eng. Hist.) A subsidy granted to the king by Parliament;
       also, an exchequer loan.
    
    4. (Feudal Law) A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his
       lord on special occasions. --Blackstone.
    
    5. An aid-de-camp, so called by abbreviation; as, a general's
       aid.
    
    {Aid prayer} (Law), a proceeding by which a defendant
       beseeches and claims assistance from some one who has a
       further or more permanent interest in the matter in suit.
    
    
    {To pray in aid}, to beseech and claim such assistance.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
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