Definitions of assistance

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a resource; "visual aids in teaching"; "economic assistance to depressed areas" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of assisting; help; aid; furtherance; succor; support. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An assistant or helper; a body of helpers. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Help: relief. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Help; aid; support; relief. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Help; succour; aid. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for assistance

  1. If this should take place, remember that it will be an affair of only a few days, and I will soon come to your assistance – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  2. I accompanied Jameson once more to his bedroom, Little as I liked the man, I could not deny him my presence and assistance at this time. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould