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"


  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

How to pronounce assistance?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say assistance in sign language?


  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. Imogen Wall:

    People affected by disasters need information just like disaster responders do - because it is what they need to make good decisions, protect themselves and their family and source the assistance they need.

  2. Widney Brown:

    The bombings, the lack of humanitarian aid and the failure of the United Nations to deliver any kind of assistance means the death toll may soon be catastrophic.

  3. Christine Petre:

    International Organization for Migration is providing humanitarian direct assistance at the disembarkation point, including water and food.

  4. Robert Palladino:

    We're carrying out the president's direction to end foreign assistance programs with the Northern Triangle.

  5. Andrew Young:

    There's new tools that are available for us to grow our deep security relationship, the Andrew Young assistance has been growing in response to the rise in security challenges here.

Images & Illustrations of assistance

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    the act of carrying something
    • A. carry
    • B. distinguish
    • C. acclaim
    • D. observe

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