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Meaning of HELP

Pronunciation:  help

WordNet Dictionary
  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 means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it"
  3. [n]  a resource; "visual aids in teaching"; "economic assistance to depressed areas"
  4. [n]  a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
  5. [v]  improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"
  6. [v]  improve; change for the better; "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture"
  7. [v]  help to some food; help with food or drink; "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself"
  8. [v]  take or use; "She helped herself to some of the office supplies"
  9. [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"
  10. [v]  contribute to the furtherance of; "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"
  11. [v]  always used with a negative; "I can't help myself--I have to smoke"; "She could not help watching the sad spectacle"
  12. [v]  be of use; "This will help to prevent accidents"

HELP is a 4 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: aid, aid, aid, aid, assist, assist, assistance, assistance, assistant, avail, avail, facilitate, help oneself, helper, serve, service, supporter
 See Also: accommodation, accomplice, acolyte, activity, actor's assistant, advance, aide, alleviate, ameliorate, ameliorate, amend, amend, attend, attend to, attendant, attender, auxiliary, avail, back up, benefact, benefit, better, better, boost, boost, bootstrap, care, cater, cat's-paw, chief assistant, coadjutor, confederate, cure, dental assistant, deputy, do good, dresser, ease, encourage, encouragement, enforcer, event planner, expedite, exploit, facilitate, facilitation, facilitator, fashion model, financial aid, forbear, further, girl Friday, give care, hand, hasten, hatchet man, heal, help out, helpfulness, helping hand, improve, improve, instrument, labor coach, lieutenant, lift, man Friday, manakin, manikin, mannequin, mannikin, meliorate, meliorate, ministration, model, monitrice, paraprofessional, pawn, ply, poser, powder monkey, promote, prompter, provide, recourse, refrain, refuge, relief, resort, resource, right-hand man, secretarial assistant, secretary, self-help, serve, serve, service, sidesman, subserve, succor, succor, succour, succour, supply, support, support, tender, thanks, theater prompter, wait on, water boy, waterer, whipper-in, work, worker



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Help\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Helped}(Obs. imp. {Holp}, p.
    p. {Holpen}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Helping}.] [AS. helpan; akin to
    OS. helpan, D. helpen, G. helfen, OHG. helfan, Icel.
    hj[=a]lpa, Sw. hjelpa, Dan. hielpe, Goth. hilpan; cf. Lith.
    szelpti, and Skr. klp to be fitting.]
    1. 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.''
    2. To furnish with the means of deliverance from trouble; as,
       to help one in distress; to help one out of prison. ``God
       help, poor souls, how idly do they talk!'' --Shak.
    3. 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. ``To help him of his
  2. \Help\, v. i.
    To lend aid or assistance; to contribute strength or means;
    to avail or be of use; to assist.
          A generous present helps to persuade, as well as an
          agreeable person.                        --Garth.
    {To help out}, to lend aid; to bring a supply.
  3. \Help\, n. [AS. help; akin to D. hulp, G. h["u]lfe, hilfe,
    Icel. hj[=a]lp, Sw. hjelp, Dan. hielp. See {Help}, v. t.]
    1. 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.
             Give us help from trouble, for vain is the help of
             man.                                  --Ps. lx. 11.
             God is . . . a very present help in trouble. --Ps.
                                                   xlvi. 1.
             Virtue is a friend and a help to nature. --South.
    2. Remedy; relief; as, there is no help for it.
    3. A helper; one hired to help another; also, thew hole force
       of hired helpers in any business.
    4. Specifically, a domestic servant, man or woman. [Local, U.
Computing Dictionary

1. dea. A Language for industrial robots.

2. (Help Est un Lisp Paresseux - Help Is a Lazy Lisp). A lazy version of scheme with strictness annotations, by Thomas Schiex <[email protected]>.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that your are helping someone indicates your willingness to compromise your beliefs toward a greater accomplishment. It also represents your efforts to combine your talents or energies to achieve a mutual goal. Dreaming that you are calling or signaling for help, suggests that you are feeling lost, overwhelmed, and/or inadequate.
Thesaurus Terms
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