What does assistance mean?

Definitions for assistance
əˈsɪs tənsas·sis·tance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. aid, assistance, helpnoun

    a resource

    "visual aids in teaching"

Wiktionary

  1. assistancenoun

    Aid; help; the act or result of assisting.

    Etymology: assistance, from assistentia, from assisto.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Assistancenoun

    the act of assisting; help; aid; furtherance; succor; support

    Etymology: [Cf. F. assistance.]

  2. Assistancenoun

    an assistant or helper; a body of helpers

    Etymology: [Cf. F. assistance.]

  3. Assistancenoun

    persons present

    Etymology: [Cf. F. assistance.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. assistance

    Aid or help: strongly enjoined to be given whenever a signal is made requiring it.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assistance' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2346

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assistance' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3866

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'assistance' in Nouns Frequency: #1049

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of assistance in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of assistance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of assistance in a Sentence

  1. Mark Keel:

    SLED agents continue to work diligently to bring justice to all victims in these cases. As I have previously stated, our agents remain committed to following the facts no matter where they lead us, i have been in contact with the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of South Carolina. From very early on in this investigation SLED has utilized federal resources as needed. We will continue to call upon our federal partners as their assistance is needed to successfully investigate and prosecute specific aspects of these cases.

  2. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    To eliminate the parent tumor in Iraq and Syria, we are enabling local, motivated forces with critical support from a global coalition wielding a suite of capabilities — ranging from airstrikes, special forces, cyber tools, intelligence, equipment, mobility and logistics, training, advice and assistance, it must be local forces who deliver( ISIS) a lasting defeat, because only they can secure and govern the territory by building long-term trust within the populations they liberate.

  3. Jens Stoltenberg:

    Today, we agreed to do more, including cybersecurity assistance and equipment to help Ukraine protect against biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear defense, we are determined to do all we can to support Ukraine.

  4. Daniel Gorevan:

    There have been more killings, more bombings, a massive increase in displacement and a huge increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance, the Security Council resolutions have essentially failed.

  5. The Rees family:

    We are so thankful for the Secret Santa gift and the outpouring of love we have received from everyone over the past few days, we have been truly blessed. Wyatt’s job has supported him since his diagnosis and the doctors have been incredible. There are so many more people deserving of financial assistance this Christmas and we would encourage anyone who wishes to donate money to us to look for someone else in need. We hope to pay this kindness forward one day and wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

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