The definition of aid means to provide help or to provide some item or advice that will make something easier or that will solve a problem.(verb)
Giving a grant to a student for college expenses is an example of aid.
See aid in Webster's New World College Dictionary
transitive verb, intransitive verb
Origin: ME aiden < OFr aider < L adjutare, freq. of adjuvare, to help < ad-, to + juvare, to help
Origin: ME & OFr aide < the v.
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intr. & tr.v. aid·ed, aid·ing, aids
Origin: Middle English aiden
Origin: , from Old French aider
Origin: , from Latin adiūtāre
Origin: , frequentative of adiuvāre, to help
Origin: : ad-, to; see ad- in Indo-European roots
Origin: + iuvāre, to help.
See aid in Ologies
See also charity.
the act of abetting or inciting another to commit a crime. —abettor, abetter, n.
the condition of holding the rank of adjutant.
an official, as of a monastery, whose duty is to distribute charity or alms. —almonership, n.
Formal. 1. a secretary.
2. a scribe or copyist.
joint aid or assistance; joint cooperation.
passive assistance, especially in wrongdoing.
1. pertaining to alms.
2. Obsolete, an almsman; a person who lives on the charity of others.
Rare. 1. a hospital or hostel for orphans.
2. the care and support of orphans.
a person paid to perform tasks or services, especially as a hireling.
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