aid, assistance, help(noun)
"visual aids in teaching"
aid, assist, assistance, help(noun)
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"
aid, economic aid, financial aid(noun)
money to support a worthy person or cause
care, attention, aid, tending(verb)
the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
"no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention"
help, assist, aid(verb)
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"
improve the condition of
"These pills will help the patient"
to support, either by furnishing strength or means in cooperation to effect a purpose, or to prevent or to remove evil; to help; to assist
help; succor; assistance; relief
the person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; a helper; an assistant
a subsidy granted to the king by Parliament; also, an exchequer loan
a pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his lord on special occasions
an aid-de-camp, so called by abbreviation; as, a general's aid
Origin: [F. aide, OF. ade, ae, fr. the verb. See Aid, v. t.]
In international relations, aid is – from the perspective of governments – a voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another. Humanitarianism and altruism are at least partly an objective for the giving of aid. It may have other functions as well: it may be given as a signal of diplomatic approval, or to strengthen a military ally, to reward a government for behaviour desired by the donor, to extend the donor's cultural influence, to provide infrastructure needed by the donor for resource extraction from the recipient country, or to gain other kinds of commercial access. Aid may be given by individuals, private organizations, or governments. Standards delimiting exactly the kinds of transfers that count as aid vary. For example, aid figures may or may not include transfers for military use: the United States, for example, included military assistance in its aid figure until 1957 but no longer does. The most widely measure of aid is "Official Development Assistance".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ād, v.t. to help, assist.—n. help: assistance, as in defending an action: an auxiliary: subsidy or money grant to the king.—n. Aid′ance, aid, help, support.—adj. Aid′ant, (arch.) aiding, helping.—n. Aid′er, one who brings aid: a helper.—adjs. Aid′ful; Aid′less.—Court of Aids, the court that supervised the customs duties. [O. Fr. aider—L. adjutāre—ad, and juvāre, jutum, to help.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'AID' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1302
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'AID' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2085
Rank popularity for the word 'AID' in Nouns Frequency: #505
Rank popularity for the word 'AID' in Verbs Frequency: #841
Adi, Dai, DIA, IAD, Ida, I'da
The numerical value of AID in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of AID in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This is, I say, the time for all good men not to go to the aid of their party, but to come to the aid of their country.
If aid is going to be given on the principle that we accept gay marriages, then let that aid stay where it is. It is rotten aid, filthy aid.
I care for riches, to make gifts To friends, or lead a sick man back to health With ease and plenty. Else small aid is wealth For daily gladness once a man be done With hunger, rich and poor are all as one.
It is unacceptable for our development partners to use their aid stick to pressure us to do certain things or else they will cut aid, we will reach a point where we will say this is too degrading ... keep your aid.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
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Translations for AID
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- памагчы, памагацьBelarusian
- помощ, помощник, подпомагам, помагамBulgarian
- pomoc, pomáhat, pomůcka, asistovat, napomáhatCzech
- bistand, bistå, hjælpe, hjælper, hjælp, hjælpemiddelDanish
- Hilfe, Helfer, helfen, HilfsmittelGerman
- ayudar, ayudante, auxilio, recurso, remedio, ayuda, asistenteSpanish
- auttaa, apuFinnish
- aide, aiderFrench
- cúnamh, cuidiú, cabhairIrish
- օգնություն, օգնելArmenian
- aiutare, aiutante, aiutoItalian
- 助け, 助手, 支援, 援助, 補助Japanese
- auxilium, iuvareLatin
- hulpje, hulp, assistent, aide, hulpmiddel, bijstand, bijstaan, helpen, bede, helperDutch
- hjelpemiddelNorwegian Nynorsk
- auxílio, ajuda, auxiliar, ajudar, ajudante, socorroPortuguese
- ajuta, ajutorRomanian
- viện trợVietnamese
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