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Definitions of help

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. a resource; "visual aids in teaching"; "economic assistance to depressed areas" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. take or use; "She helped herself to some of the office supplies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. be of use; "This will help to prevent accidents" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. improve; change for the better; "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. help to some food; help with food or drink; "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. always used with a negative; "I can't help myself--I have to smoke"; "She could not help watching the sad spectacle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. contribute to the furtherance of; "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  13. abstain from doing; always used with a negative; "I can't help myself--I have to smoke"; "She could not help watching the sad spectacle" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  14. 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." Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To furnish with the means of deliverance from trouble; as, to help one in distress; to help one out of prison. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To change for the better; to remedy. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. To prevent; to hinder; as, the evil approaches, and who can help it? Webster Dictionary DB
  18. To forbear; to avoid. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To wait upon, as the guests at table, by carving and passing food. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To lend aid or assistance; to contribute strength or means; to avail or be of use; to assist. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. Remedy; relief; as, there is no help for it. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A helper; one hired to help another; also, thew hole force of hired helpers in any business. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. Specifically, a domestic servant, man or woman. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To give assistance to; aid; support; sustain; succor; relieve; avoid; prevent; distribute food to at table; remedy; cure. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. To lend aid; be available or useful. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Assistance; aid; support; succor; relief; that which forwards or promotes; a portion of food served at a meal; a hired servant. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  29. To support: to assist: to give means for doing anything: to remedy: to prevent. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. To give assistance: to contribute:-pa.p. helped'. (B.) holpen. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. Means or strength given to another for a purpose: assistance: relief: one who assists: a hired man or woman. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  32. Aid; support; relief; avoidance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. To aid; assist; remedy; prevent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. To give assistance; avoid. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. To aid; assist; relieve. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. To remedy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. To wait upon, as at table. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. To refrain from. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. To lend assistance; be useful; portion out food at table. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. Helper. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. Assistance; aid; remedy; relief; rescue. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. A helper. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. Aid; assistance; that which gives assistance; remedy; a hired servant. To help forward, to advance by assistance. To help on, to forward by aid. To help out, to aid in delivering from difficulty, or completing a design. To help over, to enable to surmount. To help off, to remove by help. To help to, to supply with. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  44. To aid; to assist; to lend strength or means toward effecting a purpose; to relieve; to remedy; to change for the better; to prevent; to forbear. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  45. To lend aid; to contribute. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  46. To assist; to aid; to forward or promote; to avoid; to forbear; to lend aid; to prevent or hinder. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. Assistance; aid; relief; in Amer., a hired man or woman. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  48. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  49. help, v.t. to support: to assist: to mitigate: to give means for doing anything: to provide or supply with: to remedy: to prevent, to keep from.--v.i. to give assistance: to contribute:--pa.p. helped, (B.) h[=o]lp'en.--n. means or strength given to another for a purpose: assistance: relief: one who assists: (Amer.) a hired servant, esp. a domestic.--n. HELP'ER, one who helps: an assistant.--adj. HELP'FUL, giving help: useful.--n. HELP'FULNESS.--adj. HELP'LESS, without help or power in one's self: wanting assistance.--adv. HELP'LESSLY.--ns. HELP'LESSNESS; HELP'MATE, an assistant: a partner: a wife--also written HELP'MEET, from Gen. ii. 18.--HELP FORWARD, to assist in making progress; HELP OFF, to aid in disposing or getting rid of; HELP ON, to forward, to lift up; HELP OUT, to aid in finishing a task, eking out a supply, &c.; HELP OVER, to enable to surmount; HELP TO, to aid in obtaining for some one; HELP UP, to raise.--GOD HELP HIM, a phrase implying extreme pity or commiseration.--SO HELP ME GOD, a very strong asseveration, implying the willingness of the speaker to let his chance of salvation depend upon his truthfulness. [A.S. helpan, pa.t. healp, pa.p. holpen; Ice. hjálpa, Ger. helfen, to aid.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  50. (archaic past holp& p.p. holpen). Aid, assist, as h. me, h. me to lift it, h. me to an answer, h. the work on or forward, h. me over the stile, h. me out (of a difficulty); h. (person) to, serve him with (food); distribute (food at meal); remedy, prevent, as it can\'t be helped, I can\'t h. that, don\'t be longer than you can (cannot) h.; (in invocation or oath) so h. me God (as I keep my word, as I speak the truth, &c.). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  51. Assistance, as we need your h., she, it, is a great h.; (United States) domestic servant; lady h., assistant& companion to mistress of house; mother\'s h., superior nursemaid; remedy or escape, as there is no h. for it; helping (of food). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  52. (Also) avoid (doing). h. person on, off, with coat &c., h. him to put it on, take it off. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  53. n. Aid; assistance;—remedy; relief;—in America, a domestic servant. Cabinet Dictionary
  54. Assistance, aid, support, succour; that which forwards or promotes; that which gives help; remedy. Complete Dictionary

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