Definitions for aideɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

aid*eɪd(v.t.)

  1. to provide support for or relief to; help.

  2. to promote the progress of; facilitate.

  3. (v.i.)to give help or assistance.

  4. (n.)help or support; assistance.

  5. a person or thing that aids or furnishes assistance; helper; auxiliary.

  6. Category: Military

    Ref: aide-de-camp.

  7. a payment made by feudal vassals to their lord on special occasions.

    Category: Western History

  8. (in medieval England after 1066) any of several revenues received by a king from his vassals and other subjects.

    Category: Western History

* Syn: See help.Usage: Although the nouns aid and aide both have among their meanings “an assisting person,” the spelling aide is increasingly being used for this sense: One of the senator's aides is calling.aide in military use is short for aide-de-camp. It is also the spelling in nurse's aide.

Origin of aid:

1375–1425; late ME ayde < AF, OF aide, n. der. of aid(i)er < L adjūtāre to help; see adjutant

aid′less(adj.)

AID

  1. Agency for International Development.

    Category: Government, Titles, Associations, Organizations

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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. aid(noun)ɪd

    official money, supplies, or help for sb in need

    millions of dollars in foreign aid; student financial aid

  2. aidɪd

    help

    He can see with the aid of special glasses.

  3. aidɪd

    sth that helps

    a memory aid

  4. aid(verb)ɪd

    to help or assist

    a device that aids in the testing of soil

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

Freebase

  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".

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


Translations for aid

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

aid(noun)

help

Rich countries give aid to developing countries; The teacher uses visual aids; He came to my aid when my car broke down.

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