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help

 (hĕlp)
v. helped, help·ing, helps
v.tr.
1.
a. To give assistance to (someone); make it easier for (someone) to do something; aid: She helped me with my project. I helped her find her book.
b. To give material or financial aid to: help the homeless.
c. To wait on, as in a store or restaurant: Please help the customer in aisle 20.
2.
a. To contribute to the effectiveness or improvement of (something); improve or advance: tax breaks to help create jobs; new ways to help the environment; a remark that didn't help the situation.
b. To ease the pain or discomfort of; relieve: medication to help your cold.
3. To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot: couldn't help laughing.
v.intr.
1. To be of service; give assistance: I made a cake, and my friend helped.
2. To be of use or provide relief: He has a bad back, and physical therapy hasn't helped.
n.
1. The action of helping; assistance: Do you need help with that package?
2. One that helps: You've been a great help. A food processor is a help to the serious cook.
3.
a. Archaic A person employed to help, especially a farm worker or domestic servant.
b. Such employees considered as a group. Often used with the.
Idioms:
help (oneself) to
1. To serve or provide oneself with: Help yourself to the cookies.
2. Informal To take (something) without asking permission: The thief even helped himself to the spare change in the jar.
help (someone) off
To assist (someone) in taking off a piece of clothing: Help me off with these boots.
help (someone) on
To assist in putting on a piece of clothing: Help your grandmother on with her coat.

[Middle English helpen, from Old English helpan.]

help′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.helper - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purposehelper - a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose; "my invaluable assistant"; "they hired additional help to finish the work"
coadjutor - an assistant to a bishop
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
accomplice, confederate - a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)
auxiliary, aide - someone who acts as assistant
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another
bat boy - (baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment
dental assistant - an assistant to a dentist
deputy, lieutenant - an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
actor's assistant, dresser - a wardrobe assistant for an actor
event planner - someone who plans social events as a profession (usually for government or corporate officials)
facilitator - someone who makes progress easier
flower girl - a young girl who carries flowers in a (wedding) procession
girl Friday - a female assistant who has a range of duties
enforcer, hatchet man - one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior
cat's-paw, pawn, instrument - a person used by another to gain an end
birthing coach, doula, labor coach, monitrice - an assistant (often the father of the soon-to-be-born child) who provides support for a woman in labor by encouraging her to use techniques learned in childbirth-preparation classes
underboss - an assistant or second-in-command to a chief (especially in a crime syndicate)
fashion model, manakin, mannequin, mannikin, manikin, model - a woman who wears clothes to display fashions; "she was too fat to be a mannequin"
poser, model - a person who poses for a photographer or painter or sculptor; "the president didn't have time to be a model so the artist worked from photos"
paraprofessional - a trained worker who is not a member of a profession but who assists a professional
powder monkey - someone who carries explosives (as from the magazine to the guns on board a warship)
prompter, theater prompter - someone who assists a performer by providing the next words of a forgotten speech
chief assistant, man Friday, right-hand man - the most helpful assistant
secretarial assistant, secretary - an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
sidesman - (Church of England) an assistant to the churchwarden; collects offerings of money in the church
subordinate, subsidiary, underling, foot soldier - an assistant subject to the authority or control of another
water boy, waterer - an assistant who supplies drinking water
whipper-in - huntsman's assistant in managing the hounds
2.helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)helper - a person who helps people or institutions (especially with financial help)
benefactress - a woman benefactor
bondswoman, bondsman - someone who signs a bond as surety for someone else
bestower, conferrer, donor, giver, presenter - person who makes a gift of property
donor - (medicine) someone who gives blood or tissue or an organ to be used in another person (the host)
fairy godmother - a generous benefactor
good person - a person who is good to other people
good Samaritan - a person who voluntarily offers help or sympathy in times of trouble
do-gooder, humanitarian, improver - someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms
liberator - someone who releases people from captivity or bondage
accommodator, obliger - someone who performs a service or does a favor
offerer, offeror - someone who presents something to another for acceptance or rejection
sponsor, supporter, patron - someone who supports or champions something
provider - someone who provides the means for subsistence
rescuer, savior, saviour, deliverer - a person who rescues you from harm or danger
sparer - someone who refrains from injuring or destroying
uncle - a source of help and advice and encouragement; "he played uncle to lonely students"

helper

helper

noun
1. A person who helps:
2. A person who holds a position auxiliary to another and assumes some of the superior's responsibilities:
Translations
pomocník
assistenthjælpermedhjælper
aîstoîarmaîur

helper

[ˈhelpəʳ] N (gen) → ayudante mf; (= co-worker) → colaborador(a) m/f

helper

[ˈhɛlpər] naide mf, assistant(e) m/f

helper

nHelfer(in) m(f); (= assistant)Gehilfe m, → Gehilfin f

helper

[ˈhɛlpəʳ] naiutante m/f, assistente m/f

help

(help) verb
1. to do something with or for someone that he cannot do alone, or that he will find useful. Will you help me with this translation?; Will you please help me (to) translate this poem?; Can I help?; He fell down and I helped him up.
2. to play a part in something; to improve or advance. Bright posters will help to attract the public to the exhibition; Good exam results will help his chances of a job.
3. to make less bad. An aspirin will help your headache.
4. to serve (a person) in a shop. Can I help you, sir?
5. (with can(not), ~could (not)) to be able not to do something or to prevent something. He looked so funny that I couldn't help laughing; Can I help it if it rains?
noun
1. the act of helping, or the result of this. Can you give me some help?; Your digging the garden was a big help; Can I be of help to you?
2. someone or something that is useful. You're a great help to me.
3. a servant, farmworker etc. She has hired a new help.
4. (usually with no) a way of preventing something. Even if you don't want to do it, the decision has been made – there's no help for it now.
ˈhelper noun
We need several helpers for this job.
ˈhelpful adjective
a very helpful boy; You may find this book helpful.
ˈhelpfully adverb
ˈhelpfulness noun
ˈhelping noun
the amount of food one has on one's plate. a large helping of pudding.
ˈhelpless adjective
needing the help of other people; unable to do anything for oneself. A baby is almost completely helpless.
ˈhelplessly adverb
ˈhelplessness noun
help oneself
1. (with to) to give oneself or take (food etc). Help yourself to another piece of cake; `Can I have a pencil?' `Certainly – help yourself; He helped himself to (= stole) my jewellery.
2. (with cannot, ~could not) to be able to stop (oneself). I burst out laughing when he told me – I just couldn't help myself.
help out
to help (a person), usually for a short time because the person is in some difficulty. I help out in the shop from time to time; Could you help me out by looking after the baby?

helper

n. ayudante, asistente, auxiliar.