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help·ful

 (hĕlp′fəl)
adj.
Providing assistance; useful.

help′ful·ly adv.
help′ful·ness n.

helpful

(ˈhɛlpfʊl)
adj
serving a useful function; giving help
ˈhelpfully adv
ˈhelpfulness n

help•ful

(ˈhɛlp fəl)

adj.
giving or rendering aid or assistance; of service.
[1300–50]
help′ful•ly, adv.
help′ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.helpful - providing assistance or serving a useful function
accommodating, accommodative - helpful in bringing about a harmonious adaptation; "the warden was always accommodating in allowing visitors in"; "made a special effort to be accommodating"
cooperative - done with or working with others for a common purpose or benefit; "a cooperative effort"
encouraging - giving courage or confidence or hope; "encouraging advances in medical research"
useful, utile - being of use or service; "the girl felt motherly and useful"; "a useful job"; "a useful member of society"
unhelpful - providing no assistance

helpful

adjective
2. useful, practical, productive, profitable, constructive, serviceable The catalog includes helpful information.
3. beneficial, advantageous, expedient, favourable It is often helpful to have someone with you when you get bad news.

helpful

adjective
Translations
ochotnýprospěšný
hjælpsom
auttavaavuliashyödyllinen
uslužan
hasznoskészségessegítőkészszolgálatkész
hjálpsamur; gagnlegur
役に立つ
유용한
util
koristenuslužen
hjälpsam
เป็นประโยชน์
yardımcıfaydalıişe yararyararlı
có ích

helpful

[ˈhelpfʊl] ADJ [person] → atento, servicial; [suggestion, book, explanation] → útil; [advice, tip] → útil, práctico; [medicine, treatment] → eficaz; [attitude, remark] → positivo
this cream is helpful in the treatment of allergiesesta pomada es eficaz para tratar alergias
it would be helpful if you could comesería de gran ayuda que vinieses
you have been most helpfulha sido muy amable
he was very helpful during my illnessme ayudó mucho durante mi enfermedad
to be helpful to sbayudar a algn

helpful

[ˈhɛlpfʊl] adj
[person] → serviable, aimable
He was very helpful → Il a été très serviable.
(= useful) → utile

helpful

adj
person (= willing to help)hilfsbereit; (= giving help)hilfreich; to be helpful to somebodyjdm helfen or behilflich sein; they were very helpful with the movesie haben beim Umzug viel geholfen
(= useful) advice, information, theory, book, toolnützlich; remedyhilfreich; meditation is often helpful at these timesin solchen Zeiten hilft es oft zu meditieren; you’ll find these tablets most helpfuldiese Tabletten werden Ihnen sehr helfen or guttun; she finds it helpful to praysie findet, es hilft ihr zu beten

helpful

[ˈhɛlpfʊl] adj (person, willing) → che si rende utile; (useful) → di grande aiuto; (object, advice) → utile

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?

helpful

مُفِيد ochotný hjælpsom hilfsbereit εξυπηρετικός servicial avulias utile uslužan utile 役に立つ 유용한 behulpzaam hjelpsom pomocny útil полезный hjälpsam เป็นประโยชน์ yardımcı có ích 有帮助的

helpful

a. útil, provechoso-a.
References in classic literature ?
We had a flurry getting the old lady off, and I had a fright every time she spoke to me, for I was in such a hurry to be through that I was uncommonly helpful and sweet, and feared she'd find it impossible to part from me.
She seemed to think that my elders withheld helpful information, and that from me she might get valuable secrets.
Madame Ratignolle, when they had regained her cottage, went in to take the hour's rest which she considered helpful.
The helpful inmate had departed, without one backward glance to gather up the meed of gratitude, if any were in the hearts of those whom she had served so zealously.
Rebecca heard the sound of the sewing machine in the dining-room and the chopping of meat in the kitchen; so knowing the whereabouts of both her aunts, she scrambled out of the window, caught hold of the lightning rod, slid down to the helpful cleat, jumped to the porch, used the woodbine trellis for a ladder, and was flying up the road in the storm before she had time to arrange any details of her future movements.
As my beloved child was helpful in restoring me to myself, I will be helpful now in restoring the dearest part of herself to her; by the aid of Heaven I will do it
May it love her and be dootiful to her, in her old age; helpful of her at the last; a Angel to her heer, and heerafter
Biddy, looking very neat and modest in her black dress, went quietly here and there, and was very helpful.
Thanks,'' he said, ``dear Rebecca, to thy helpful skill.
Wylie had learnt by rote that the whole duty of a lady is to be graceful, charitable, helpful, modest, and disinterested whilst awaiting passively whatever lot these virtues may induce.
If it be that in devotion Lies a power hearts to move, That which every day I show thee, Helpful to my suit should prove.
At home in Exeter I always used to make up the time tables, so as to be helpful to my husband.