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Definitions of help

  1. To lend aid; to contribute. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To furnish with the means of deliverance from trouble; as, to help one in distress; to help one out of prison. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To change for the better; to remedy. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To prevent; to hinder; as, the evil approaches, and who can help it? Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To forbear; to avoid. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To wait upon, as the guests at table, by carving and passing food. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. Remedy; relief; as, there is no help for it. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A helper; one hired to help another; also, thew hole force of hired helpers in any business. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Specifically, a domestic servant, man or woman. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. To aid; assist; remedy; prevent. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. To aid; assist; relieve. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. To remedy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. To wait upon, as at table. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To refrain from. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To lend aid or assistance; to contribute strength or means; to avail or be of use; to assist. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To lend aid; be available or useful. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. To give assistance: to contribute:-pa.p. helped'. (B.) holpen. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. To give assistance; avoid. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. 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
  24. improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. take or use; "She helped herself to some of the office supplies" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. improve; change for the better; "New slipcovers will help the old living room furniture" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. help to some food; help with food or drink; "I served him three times, and after that he helped himself" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  28. To lend assistance; be useful; portion out food at table. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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
  32. a resource; "visual aids in teaching"; "economic assistance to depressed areas" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. 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
  34. a means of serving; "of no avail"; "there's no help for it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  35. contribute to the furtherance of; "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Aid; support; relief; avoidance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  41. Helper. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. Assistance; aid; remedy; relief; rescue. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. A helper. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.

Usage examples for help

  1. I should have been sorry for you; I would have done what I could to help you. – A Tale of a Lonely Parish by F. Marion Crawford
  2. We must see what we can do to help you. – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue Giving a Show by Laura Lee Hope
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