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Meaning of HELPMATE

Pronunciation:  'help`meyt

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.

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

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