What does aid mean?

Definitions for aid
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. aid, assistance, helpnoun

    a resource

    "visual aids in teaching"

  2. aid, assist, assistance, helpnoun

    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 aidnoun

    money to support a worthy person or cause

  4. care, attention, aid, tendingverb

    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, aidverb

    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, aidverb

    improve the condition of

    "These pills will help the patient"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Aidnoun

    Etymology: from To aid.

    The memory of useful things may receive considerable aid, if they are thrown into verse. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.

    Your patrimonial stores in peace possess;
    Undoubted all your filial claim confess:
    Your private right should impious power invade,
    The peers of Ithaca would arm in aid. Alexander Pope, Odyssey, b. i.

    Thou hast said, it is not good that man should be alone; let us make unto him an aid, like unto himself. Tobit, viii. 6.

    A subsidy. Aid is also particularly used in matter of pleading, for a petition made in court, for the calling in of help from another, that hath an interest in the cause in question; and is likewise both to give strength to the party that prays in aid of him, and also to avoid a prejudice accruing toward his own right, except it be prevented: as, when a tenant for term of life, courtesy, &c. being impleaded touching his estate, he may pray in aid of him in the reversion; that is, entreat the court, that he may be called in by writ, to allege what he thinks good for the maintenance both of his right and his own. John Cowell.

  2. To AIDverb

    To help; to support; to succour.

    Etymology: aider, Fr. from adjutare, Lat.

    Into the lake he leapt, his lord to aid,
    (So love the dread of danger doth despise)
    And of him catching hold, him strongly staid
    From drowning. Fairy Queen, b. ii. c. 6.

    Neither shall they give any thing unto them that make war upon them, or aid them with victuals, weapons, money, or ships. Maccabees, viii. 26.

    By the loud trumpet, which our courage aids,
    We learn that sound as well as sense persuades. Wentworth Dillon.

Wikipedia

  1. Aid

    In international relations, aid (also known as international aid, overseas aid, foreign aid or foreign assistance) is – from the perspective of governments – a voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another. Aid may serve one or more functions: 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. Countries may provide aid for further diplomatic reasons. Humanitarian and altruistic purposes are often reasons for foreign assistance.Aid may be given by individuals, private organizations, or governments. Standards delimiting exactly the types of transfers considered "aid" vary from country to country. For example, the United States government discontinued the reporting of military aid as part of its foreign aid figures in 1958. The most widely used measure of aid is "Official Development Assistance" (ODA).

ChatGPT

  1. aid

    Aid generally refers to help or assistance provided to those in need. It can be given in various forms such as financial support, resources, services, materials, or advice. Aid can be delivered at both individual and institutional levels, often used for disaster relief, economic stabilization, or development efforts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Aidverb

    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. Aidverb

    help; succor; assistance; relief

  3. Aidverb

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

  4. Aidverb

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

  5. Aidverb

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

  6. Aidverb

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

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

Wikidata

  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.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. AID

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Aid is ranked #136449 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Aid surname appeared 123 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Aid.

    88.6% or 109 total occurrences were White.
    4.8% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.
    4% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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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

  2. Dai

  3. DIA

  4. IAD

  5. Ida

  6. I'da

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Numerology

  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

Examples of aid in a Sentence

  1. Michael Tran:

    The bottom line is this is not enough to cool off the market. It's a bit of a band-aid solution, you need to super-size the numbers.

  2. Charles Shinn:

    It's a band-aid to us.

  3. President Trump:

    What the House of Representatives has done here isdestroy the Constitution, its your job to fix it, its your job tostop them,not [to] aid and abet by calling witnesses thatthe Democrats want.No.No witnesses.

  4. The Boston-area woman:

    The town of Nova Kokhovka is surrounded [by Russian soldiers], and several other villages in that area are also occupied, there has been no water, food or medical aid [for the Ukrainian people there] for two or three days.

  5. Sudhir Ch:

    Media is spreading fear through fake pictures and videos to aid vaccine sale

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