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Meaning of HELPMATE

Pronunciation:  'help`meyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a helpful partner
 

HELPMATE is a 8 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: helpmeet
 
 See Also: better half, married person, mate, partner, spouse

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Help"mate`\, n. [A corruption of the ``help meet for
him'' of --Genesis ii. 18.--Fitzedward Hall.]
A helper; a companion; specifically, a wife.

      In Minorca the ass and the hog are common helpmates,
      and are yoked together in order to turn up the land.
                                               --Pennant.

      A waiting woman was generally considered as the most
      suitable helpmate for a parson.          --Macaulay.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: acolyte, adjutant, agent, aid, aide, aide-de-camp, aider, assistant, attendant, auxiliary, best man, better half, coadjutant, coadjutor, coadjutress, coadjutrix, common-law wife, concubine, deputy, executive officer, feme, feme covert, goodwife, goody, help, helper, helpmeet, lady, lieutenant, married woman, matron, old lady, old woman, paranymph, paraprofessional, rib, second, servant, sideman, squaw, supporting actor, supporting instrumentalist, wedded wife, wife, woman
 

 

 

 

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