Aid meaning

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Something which helps; a material source of help.

The incompetent general's brilliant aid often made priceless suggestions.

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Help or assistance; esp., financial help.
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To provide assistance, support, or relief to.

Aided the researchers in their discovery; aided the prisoners' attempt to escape.

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To provide assistance, support, or relief.

Aided in the effort to improve services to the elderly.

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The act or result of helping; assistance.

Gave aid to the enemy.

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(UK) An exchequer loan.
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To (give) support (to); to further the progress of; to help; to assist.
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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.

Giving a grant to a student for college expenses is an example of aid.

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To give help or relief (to); assist.
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A monetary payment to a feudal lord by a vassal in medieval England.
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A helpful device.

Visual aids.

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He came to my aid when I was foundering.

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The person who promotes or helps in something being done; a helper; an assistant.
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(UK) An historical subsidy granted to the crown by Parliament for an extraordinary purpose, such as a war effort.
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(law) A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his feudal lord on special occasions.
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An aide-de-camp, so called by abbreviation.
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A helper; assistant.
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Origin of aid

  • Middle English aiden from Old French aider from Latin adiūtāre frequentative of adiuvāre to help ad- to ad- in Indo-European roots iuvāre to help

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French aide, from Latin adiuvō (“to assist, help”). Cognate include Spanish ayuda, Portuguese ajuda and Italian aiuto

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old French aidier (modern aider), from Latin adiuto, frequentative of adiuvo "to assist".

    From Wiktionary