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"

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).

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

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

  2. Aidverb

    help; succor; assistance; relief

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

  3. Aidverb

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

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

  4. Aidverb

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

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

  5. Aidverb

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

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

  6. Aidverb

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

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

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".

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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    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

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  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. The Federal Reserve on Wednesday:

    The order addresses deceptive practices by Higher One that misled students who obtained financial aid disbursements from institutions of higher education through Higher One.

  2. Nandita Baruah:

    Now, the aid will also stop flowing. We're going to see more migration, more trafficking, those who have taken on debt don't have options.

  3. Mick Mulvaney:

    Let me be clear, there was absolutely no quid pro quo between Ukrainian military aid and any investigation into the 2016 election ... There never was any condition on the flow of the aid related to the matter of the DNC server.

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    I was curious as to what the delay was, fortunately the aid was released and I think it was an important step for our Ukrainian friends.

  5. Kin Hubbard:

    Making a long stay short is a great aid to popularity.

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