What does helpful mean?

Definitions for helpful
ˈhɛlp fəlhelp·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. helpful(adj)

    providing assistance or serving a useful function


  1. helpful(Adjective)

    Furnishing help; giving aid; useful.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Helpful(adj)

    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

How to pronounce helpful?

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How to say helpful in sign language?

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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. Sarah Clark:

    It may be helpful for parents to remember their role is to guide children toward adulthood, for some, that means a shift from thinking of their role as fixing every problem to instead focus on creating opportunities to learn.

  2. Kateryna Makova:

    In theory, this might be helpful, but how to do this in practice, and how to do this right in practice is difficult to address.

  3. Horse John Brophy:

    He was very forthcoming, he was very friendly, very helpful - he would do his best to ensure those under his command were looked after.

  4. Aaron Rouse:

    We didn’t leave anything uncovered, and again, the casinos, with their support, let us track down a lot of information of who may have had contact with that person. And it was very helpful to us.

  5. Paul Ryan:

    I think Chairman Gowdy's initial assessment's accurate, I think, but we have some more digging to do. We're waiting for some more document requests, it would have been helpful if we got this information earlier.

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