Definitions for: Aid


[n] 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"
[n] the work of caring for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needed constant attention"
[n] a resource; "visual aids in teaching"; "economic assistance to depressed areas"
[n] a gift of money to support a worthy person or cause
[v] improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"
[v] give help or assistance; be of service; "Everyone helped out during the earthquake"; "Can you help me carry this table?"; "She never helps around the house"



Webster (1913) Definition: Aid, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Aided; p. pr. & vb. n.
Aiding.] [F. aider, OF. aidier, fr. L. adjutare to help,
freq. of adjuvare to help; ad + juvare to help. Cf.
Adjutant.]
To support, either by furnishing strength or means in
co["o]peration to effect a purpose, or to prevent or to
remove evil; to help; to assist.

You speedy helpers . . . Appear and aid me in this
enterprise. --Shak.

Syn: To help; assist; support; sustain; succor; relieve;
befriend; co["o]perate; promote. See Help.


Aid, n. [F. aide, OF. a["i]de, a["i]e, fr. the verb. See
Aid, v. t.]
1. Help; succor; assistance; relief.

An unconstitutional mode of obtaining aid. --Hallam.

2. The person or thing that promotes or helps in something
done; a helper; an assistant.

It is not good that man should be alone; let us make
unto him an aid like unto himself. --Tobit viii.
6.

3. (Eng. Hist.) A subsidy granted to the king by Parliament;
also, an exchequer loan.

4. (Feudal Law) A pecuniary tribute paid by a vassal to his
lord on special occasions. --Blackstone.

5. An aid-de-camp, so called by abbreviation; as, a general's
aid.

Aid prayer (Law), a proceeding by which a defendant
beseeches and claims assistance from some one who has a
further or more permanent interest in the matter in suit.


To pray in aid, to beseech and claim such assistance.

Synonyms: assist, assist, assistance, assistance, attention, care, economic aid, help, help, help, help, tending

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