What does AID mean?

Definitions for AIDeɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aid, assistance, help(noun)

    a resource

    "visual aids in teaching"

  2. 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"

  3. aid, economic aid, financial aid(noun)

    money to support a worthy person or cause

  4. 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"

  5. 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"

  6. help, aid(verb)

    improve the condition of

    "These pills will help the patient"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aid(verb)

    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

  2. Aid(verb)

    help; succor; assistance; relief

  3. Aid(verb)

    the person or thing that promotes or helps in something done; a helper; an assistant

  4. Aid(verb)

    a subsidy granted to the king by Parliament; also, an exchequer loan

  5. Aid(verb)

    a pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his lord on special occasions

  6. Aid(verb)

    an aid-de-camp, so called by abbreviation; as, a general's aid

  7. Origin: [F. aide, OF. ade, ae, fr. the verb. See Aid, v. t.]


  1. Aid

    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

  1. Aid

    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. adjutāread, and juvāre, jutum, to help.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AID' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1302

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AID' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2085

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AID' in Nouns Frequency: #505

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'AID' in Verbs Frequency: #841

Anagrams for AID »

  1. Adi, Dai, DIA, IAD, Ida, I'da


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of AID in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of AID in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Eugene McCarthy:

    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.

  2. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe:

    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.

  3. Euripides:

    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.

  4. Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete:

    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.

  5. Aristotle:

    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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