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Meaning of ASSISTANCE

Pronunciation:  u'sistuns

 
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]  a resource; "visual aids in teaching"; "economic assistance to depressed areas"
 

ASSISTANCE is a 10 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: aid, aid, assist, help, help
 
 See Also: accommodation, activity, boost, encouragement, facilitation, financial aid, hand, helping hand, lift, ministration, recourse, refuge, relief, resort, resource, self-help, service, succor, succour, support, thanks

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\As*sist"ance\, n. [Cf. F. assistance.]
1. The act of assisting; help; aid; furtherance; succor;
   support.

         Without the assistance of a mortal hand. --Shak.

2. An assistant or helper; a body of helpers. [Obs.]

         Wat Tyler [was] killed by valiant Walworth, the lord
         mayor of London, and his assistance, . . . John
         Cavendish.                            --Fuller.

3. Persons present. [Obs. or a Gallicism]

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: advantage, aid, alimony, allotment, allowance, alterative, analeptic, annuity, appropriation, assist, avail, backing, balm, balsam, benefit, bounty, comfort, corrective, cure, depletion allowance, dole, ease, fellowship, financial assistance, good offices, grant, grant-in-aid, guaranteed annual income, hand, healing agent, healing quality, help, lift, ministration, ministry, office, offices, old-age insurance, pecuniary aid, pension, prescription, price support, profit, protection, public assistance, public welfare, receipt, recipe, reinforcement, relief, remedial measure, remedy, rescue, restorative, retirement benefits, scholarship, service, sovereign remedy, specific, specific remedy, stipend, subsidization, subsidy, subvention, succor, support, supporting, tax benefit, therapy, upholding, use, welfare, welfare aid, welfare payments
 

 

 

 

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