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aid

 (ād)
v. aid·ed, aid·ing, aids
v.tr.
To provide assistance, support, or relief to: aided the researchers in their discovery; aided the prisoners' attempt to escape.
v.intr.
To provide assistance, support, or relief: aided in the effort to improve services to the elderly.
n.
1. The act or result of helping; assistance: gave aid to the enemy.
2.
a. Something that provides help, support, or relief, such as money or supplies: sent medical aid to the region after the storm.
b. Something, such as a device, that provides improvement: visual aids such as slides.
3.
a. An assistant or helper.
b. An aide or aide-de-camp.
4. A monetary payment to a feudal lord by a vassal in medieval England.

[Middle English aiden, from Old French aider, from Latin adiūtāre, frequentative of adiuvāre, to help : ad-, to; see ad- in Indo-European roots + iuvāre, to help.]

aid′er n.

aid

(eɪd)
vb
1. to give support to (someone to do something); help or assist
2. (tr) to assist financially
n
3. assistance; help; support
4. a person, device, etc, that helps or assists: a teaching aid.
5. (Mountaineering) mountaineering Also: artificial aid any of various devices such as piton or nut when used as a direct help in the ascent
6. (Historical Terms) (in medieval Europe; in England after 1066) a feudal payment made to the king or any lord by his vassals, usually on certain occasions such as the marriage of a daughter or the knighting of an eldest son
7. in aid of informal Brit in support of; for the purpose of
[C15: via Old French aidier from Latin adjūtāre to help, from juvāre to help]
ˈaider n

Aid

or

-aid

n combining form
denoting a charitable organization or function that raises money for a cause: Band Aid; Ferryaid.

AID

abbreviation for
1. (Medicine) acute infectious disease
2. (Gynaecology & Obstetrics) artificial insemination (by) donor: former name for Donor Insemination (DI)

aid

(eɪd)

v.t.
1. to provide support for or relief to; help.
2. to promote the progress of; facilitate.
v.i.
3. to give help or assistance.
n.
4. help or support; assistance.
5. a person or thing that aids or furnishes assistance; helper; auxiliary.
7. a payment made by feudal vassals to their lord on special occasions.
8. (in medieval England after 1066) any of several revenues received by a king from his vassals and other subjects.
[1375–1425; late Middle English ayde < Anglo-French, Old French aide, n. derivative of aid(i)er < Latin adjūtāre to help; see adjutant]
aid′er, n.
aid′ful, adj.
aid′less, adj.
syn: See help.
usage: Although the nouns aid and aide both have among their meanings “an assisting person,” the spelling aide is increasingly being used for this sense: One of the senator's aides is calling. aide in military use is short for aide-de-camp. It is also the spelling in nurse's aide.

AID

Agency for International Development.

Aid

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.
Rare. connivance.
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.

aid


Past participle: aided
Gerund: aiding

Imperative
aid
aid
Present
I aid
you aid
he/she/it aids
we aid
you aid
they aid
Preterite
I aided
you aided
he/she/it aided
we aided
you aided
they aided
Present Continuous
I am aiding
you are aiding
he/she/it is aiding
we are aiding
you are aiding
they are aiding
Present Perfect
I have aided
you have aided
he/she/it has aided
we have aided
you have aided
they have aided
Past Continuous
I was aiding
you were aiding
he/she/it was aiding
we were aiding
you were aiding
they were aiding
Past Perfect
I had aided
you had aided
he/she/it had aided
we had aided
you had aided
they had aided
Future
I will aid
you will aid
he/she/it will aid
we will aid
you will aid
they will aid
Future Perfect
I will have aided
you will have aided
he/she/it will have aided
we will have aided
you will have aided
they will have aided
Future Continuous
I will be aiding
you will be aiding
he/she/it will be aiding
we will be aiding
you will be aiding
they will be aiding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been aiding
you have been aiding
he/she/it has been aiding
we have been aiding
you have been aiding
they have been aiding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been aiding
you will have been aiding
he/she/it will have been aiding
we will have been aiding
you will have been aiding
they will have been aiding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been aiding
you had been aiding
he/she/it had been aiding
we had been aiding
you had been aiding
they had been aiding
Conditional
I would aid
you would aid
he/she/it would aid
we would aid
you would aid
they would aid
Past Conditional
I would have aided
you would have aided
he/she/it would have aided
we would have aided
you would have aided
they would have aided
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aid - a resourceaid - a resource; "visual aids in teaching"
resource - a source of aid or support that may be drawn upon when needed; "the local library is a valuable resource"
2.aid - the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purposeaid - 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"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
self-help - the act of helping or improving yourself without relying on anyone else
facilitation - act of assisting or making easier the progress or improvement of something
helping hand, hand - physical assistance; "give me a hand with the chores"
recourse, refuge, resort - act of turning to for assistance; "have recourse to the courts"; "an appeal to his uncle was his last resort"
thanks - with the help of or owing to; "thanks to hard work it was a great success"
ministration, succor, succour, relief - assistance in time of difficulty; "the contributions provided some relief for the victims"
lift - the act of giving temporary assistance
service - an act of help or assistance; "he did them a service"
accommodation - the act of providing something (lodging or seat or food) to meet a need
boost, encouragement - the act of giving hope or support to someone
comfort - assistance, such as that provided to an enemy or to a known criminal; "it gave comfort to the enemy"
support - aiding the cause or policy or interests of; "the president no longer has the support of his own party"; "they developed a scheme of mutual support"
3.aid - money to support a worthy person or causeaid - money to support a worthy person or cause
public assistance, social welfare, welfare - governmental provision of economic assistance to persons in need; "she lives on welfare"
philanthropic gift, philanthropy - voluntary promotion of human welfare
gift - something acquired without compensation
scholarship - financial aid provided to a student on the basis of academic merit
fellowship - money granted (by a university or foundation or other agency) for advanced study or research
foreign aid - aid (such as economic or military assistance) provided to one nation by another
grant - any monetary aid
grant-in-aid - a grant to a person or school for some educational project
traineeship - financial aid that enables you to get trained for a specified job; "the bill provided traineeships in vocational rehabilitation"
4.aid - the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or somethingaid - the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention"
hair care, haircare, hairdressing - care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair
work - activity directed toward making or doing something; "she checked several points needing further work"
maternalism - motherly care; behavior characteristic of a mother; the practice of acting as a mother does toward her children
baby sitting, babysitting - the work of a baby sitter; caring for children when their parents are not home
pet sitting - the work of a pet sitter; caring for pets in their own home while their owners are away from home
dental care - care for the teeth
first aid - emergency care given before regular medical aid can be obtained
treatment, intervention - care provided to improve a situation (especially medical procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)
incubation - maintaining something at the most favorable temperature for its development
livery - the care (feeding and stabling) of horses for pay
manicure - professional care for the hands and fingernails
pedicure - professional care for the feet and toenails
nourishment - the act of nourishing; "her nourishment of the orphans saved many lives"
nursing - the work of caring for the sick or injured or infirm
tender loving care, TLC - considerate and solicitous care; "young children need lots of TLC"
nurturance - physical and emotional care and nourishment
personal care - care for someone who is disabled or is otherwise unable to care for themselves; can including bathing and cooking and managing bodily functions
skin care, skincare - care for the skin
faith cure, faith healing - care provided through prayer and faith in God
tree surgery - treatment of damaged or decaying trees
healthcare, health care - the preservation of mental and physical health by preventing or treating illness through services offered by the health profession
Verb1.aid - give help or assistanceaid - 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"
facilitate, alleviate, ease - make easier; "you could facilitate the process by sharing your knowledge"
wait on, attend to, assist, attend, serve - work for or be a servant to; "May I serve you?"; "She attends the old lady in the wheelchair"; "Can you wait on our table, please?"; "Is a salesperson assisting you?"; "The minister served the King for many years"
benefact - help as a benefactor; "The father benefacted his daughter in more ways than she was aware of"
help out - be of help, as in a particular situation of need; "Can you help out tonight with the dinner guests?"
subserve - be helpful or useful
succor, succour - help in a difficult situation
expedite, hasten - speed up the progress of; facilitate; "This should expedite the process"
avail - be of use to, be useful to; "It will avail them to dispose of their booty"
give care, care - provide care for; "The nurse was caring for the wounded"
bootstrap - help oneself, often through improvised means
back up, support - give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
2.aid - improve the condition ofaid - improve the condition of; "These pills will help the patient"
cure, bring around, heal - provide a cure for, make healthy again; "The treatment cured the boy's acne"; "The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
do good, benefit - be beneficial for; "This will do you good"

aid

noun
1. financial assistance, help, relief, support, funds, benefit, gifts, charity, contributions, assistance, donations, endowment, largesse, sustenance, philanthropy, hand-outs, alms They have already pledged millions of dollars in aid.
2. help, backing, support, benefit, favour, relief, promotion, assistance, encouragement, helping hand, succour He was forced to turn to his former enemy for aid.
help hindrance
3. helper, supporter, assistant, aide, adjutant, aide-de-camp, second, abettor A young woman employed as an aid spoke hesitantly.
verb
1. help, second, support, serve, sustain, assist, relieve, avail, subsidize, abet, succour, be of service to, lend a hand to, give a leg up to (informal) a software system to aid managers in decision-making
help hurt, oppose, harm, thwart, hinder, obstruct, impede, detract from
2. promote, help, further, forward, encourage, favour, facilitate, pave the way for, expedite, smooth the path of, assist the progress of Calcium may aid the prevention of colon cancer.
in aid of in support of, backing, helping, in promotion of, championing, in assistance of, in encouragement of a charity performance in aid of the local children's hospital

aid

verb
To give support or assistance:
noun
1. The act or an instance of helping:
2. Assistance, especially money, food, and other necessities, given to the needy or dispossessed:
3. A person who helps:
Translations
إِعَانَةمُسَاعَدَة، مَعُونَةيُسَاعِد، يُعَاوِن
pomocpomůckapomáhat
hjælphjælpebiståbistandhjælpemiddel
apuauttaa
pomoć
aîstoîhjálpa, styîjatil hjálpar, til stuînings
援助
원조
auxiliumiuvare
labuipadėtipagalba
līdzekļi
pomáhaťpomôcka
pomagatipomočpripomoček
hjälpmedel
ความช่วยเหลือ
sự viện trợ

AID

N ABBR
1. =artificial insemination by donor
2. (US) =Agency for International DevelopmentAID f
3. (US) (Admin) =Aid to Families with Dependent Children

aid

[eɪd]
A. N
1. (= assistance) → ayuda f
to come/go to sb's aid (lit) → acudir en ayuda or (more frm) en auxilio de algn; (in argument) → salir en defensa de algn
a neighbour rushed to his aidun vecino corrió en su ayuda or (more frm) en su auxilio
a charity performance in aid of the blinduna representación benéfica a beneficio de los ciegos
what's all this in aid of?¿a qué viene todo esto?
with the aid ofcon la ayuda de
she could only walk with the aid of crutchessólo podía andar con la ayuda or ayudándose de unas muletas
the star can be seen without the aid of a telescopela estrella se puede ver sin necesidad or ayuda de un telescopio
2. (economic, medical) → ayuda f
to give aidprestar ayuda
see also food B
see also legal B
3. (= book, tool) → ayuda f
the book is an invaluable aid to teachersel libro es una ayuda valiosísima para los profesores
see also audiovisual, deaf C
see also hearing B
see also teaching B
see also visual
4. (= person) → asistente mf
B. VT
1. [+ progress, process, recovery] (= speed up) → acelerar; (= contribute to) → contribuir a
2. [+ person] → ayudar
to aid sb to do sthayudar a algn a hacer algo
to aid one anotherayudarse mutuamente
to aid and abet sbser cómplice de algn (Jur) → instigar y secundar a algn
C. VIayudar
it aids in the prevention of tooth decayayuda a prevenir la caries
D. CPD aid agency Norganismo m de ayuda
aid package Ndotación f de ayuda
aid programme, aid program (US) Nprograma m de ayuda
aid station N (US) → puesto m de socorro
aid worker Ncooperante mf

AID

[ˌeɪaɪˈdiː] n abbr
(=artificial insemination by donor) → IAD f
(US) (=Agency for International Development) agence américaine pour le développement international

aid

[ˈeɪd]
n
(gen) (= help) → aide f
with the aid of sb → avec l'aide de qn
with the aid of sth → à l'aide de qch
to come to sb's aid → venir en aide à qn
(= assistance, relief) (to country, people)aide f
billions of dollars in aid → des milliards de dollars d'aide
humanitarian aid → aide f humanitaire
government aid → aide f gouvernementale
in aid of → en faveur de
(= useful device) → aide f
teaching aids → supports mpl pédagogiques
modif (= humanitarian) [effort, operation] → d'aide humanitaire
aid convoy → convoi m d'aide humanitaire aid worker
vt
(gen) (= help) [+ person, organization, process] → aider
(provide assistance, relief or support to) [+ country, people, industry] → aider
to aid and abet (LAW) [+ criminal] → être le complice de; [+ crime] → se rendre complice deaid agency norganisation f humanitaire

aid

n
no pl (= help)Hilfe f; (foreign) aidEntwicklungshilfe f; with the aid of his uncle/a screwdrivermithilfe or mit Hilfe seines Onkels/eines Schraubenziehers; to come or go to somebody’s aidjdm zu Hilfe kommen; a sale in aid of the blindein Verkauf zugunsten or zu Gunsten der Blinden; what’s all this wiring in aid of? (inf)wozu sind all diese Drähte da or gut?; what’s all this in aid of? (inf)wozu soll das gut sein?
(= useful person, thing)Hilfe f(to für); (= piece of equipment, audio-visual aid etc)Hilfsmittel nt; (= hearing aid)Hörgerät nt; (= teaching aid)Lehrmittel nt
(esp US) = aide
vtunterstützen, helfen (+dat); to aid somebody’s recoveryjds Heilung fördern; aided bymit Unterstützung von; to aid and abet somebody (Jur) → jdm Beihilfe leisten; (after crime) → jdn begünstigen ? aiding and abetting

AID

[ˌeɪaɪˈdiː] n abbr
a. =artificial insemination by donor
b. (Am) =Agency for International DevelopmentA.I.D. f

aid

[eɪd]
1. naiuto, assistenza
economic aid → aiuti mpl economici, assistenza economica
with the aid of → con l'aiuto di
in aid of → a favore di
what's all this in aid of? (fam) → a cosa serve tutto questo?
to come to the aid of → venire in aiuto a
2. vt (person) → aiutare; (progress, recovery) → contribuire a
to aid sb to do sth → aiutare qn a fare qc
to aid and abet sb (Law) → essere complice di qn

aid

(eid) noun
help. Rich countries give aid to developing countries; The teacher uses visual aids; He came to my aid when my car broke down.
verb
to help. I was aided in my search by the library staff.
in aid of
as a financial help to (a charity etc). The collection is in aid of the blind.

aid

إِعَانَة pomoc hjælp Hilfe βοήθεια ayuda apu aide pomoć aiuto 援助 원조 hulp bistand pomoc auxílio помощь hjälpmedel ความช่วยเหลือ yardım sự viện trợ 援助

aid

n. ayuda, asistencia;
government ___subsidio del gobierno;
nurse ___enfermero, enfermera asistente.

aid

n ayuda, auxilio, socorro; hearing — audífono; vt ayudar, asistir, auxiliar
References in classic literature ?
Even when he went away, and her mother was called to devote her skill and energy to Soldiers' Aid Societies, Beth went faithfully on by herself and did the best she could.
Without words Mary Hardy, with the aid of the man who had come to spend the evening with her, brought to the country girl a knowledge of men and women.
I want you to aid me in organizing an expedition to go to Honduras after the idol of gold.
A large, civil cocked hat, like those worn by clergymen within the last thirty years, surmounted the whole, furnishing dignity to a good-natured and somewhat vacant countenance, that apparently needed such artificial aid, to support the gravity of some high and extraordinary trust.
It was this indefinable peculiarity, perhaps, that, by insulating them from human aid, kept them always so unfortunate in life.
So, one fine morning I ascended the flight of granite steps, with the President's commission in my pocket, and was introduced to the corps of gentlemen who were to aid me in my weighty responsibility as chief executive officer of the Custom-House.
It was to me in particular that he appeared to propound this-- appeared almost to appeal for aid not to hesitate.
For be a man's intellectual superiority what it will, it can never assume the practical, available supremacy over other men, without the aid of some sort of external arts and entrenchments, always, in themselves, more or less paltry and base.
The packers had wanted a bridge at Ashland Avenue, but they had not been able to get it till they had seen Scully; and it was the same with "Bubbly Creek," which the city had threatened to make the packers cover over, till Scully had come to their aid.
Her father, scarce knowing what he did, was plunging in after her, but was held back by some behind him, who saw that more efficient aid had followed his child.
The American has dwindled into an Odd Fellow--one who may be known by the development of his organ of gregariousness, and a manifest lack of intellect and cheerful self-reliance; whose first and chief concern, on coming into the world, is to see that the almshouses are in good repair; and, before yet he has lawfully donned the virile garb, to collect a fund to the support of the widows and orphans that may be; who, in short, ventures to live only by the aid of the Mutual Insurance company, which has promised to bury him decently.
The Aid Society had called its meeting for a certain Wednesday in March of the year in which Rebecca ended her Riverboro school days and began her studies at Wareham.