What does helpful mean?

Definitions for helpful
ˈhɛlp fəlhelp·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. helpfuladjective

    providing assistance or serving a useful function


  1. helpfuladjective

    Furnishing help; giving aid; useful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Helpfuladjective

    furnishing help; giving aid; assistant; useful; salutary

Editors Contribution

  1. helpful

    To provide help.

    The children are so helpful when it comes to cooking and preparing food.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 18, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'helpful' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3324

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'helpful' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1927

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'helpful' in Adjectives Frequency: #425

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of helpful in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of helpful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of helpful in a Sentence

  1. Mo Elleithee:

    We're the only ones who can actually communicate with the eventual nominee, and we're really the ones who are going to help define who the Republican candidates are long before we have a nominee, but once we do, we'll be working hand and glove with them to make sure that the work that we've been doing for the past couple of years is helpful to their eventual campaign.

  2. Ro Khanna:

    I think it would be helpful if we were able to get through the process by the end of the year, before the political season really gets on the way.

  3. Mitch McConnell:

    I think the Republican, sort of, core voters in the states what were critical to us, were highly offended by the questioning of the presumption of innocence and the tactics, and I think it was like an adrenaline shot. We were worried about lack of intensity on our side, and I think the Kavanaugh fight certainly provided that. It was extremely helpful.

  4. Melissa Rifkin:

    As shown in this study, fast casual foods are more calorically dense, the reason being is they are often larger in size than fast food portion sizes, while being aware of calories and sodium can be helpful, there is a dark side to an over-emphasis on numbers.

  5. Bradley Bowman:

    The way that the handover of Bagram Air Base went down appears to have been very poorly coordinated and that reality and perception is not helpful to American interests. It's almost a microcosm of what we've seen more broadly, and that is poor planning.

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